Welcome February!

I can’t believe February is already here!  The Hubs better have something special planned for this year!  I know Erin and I have something cool to do today in preparation for the 14th. But, that’s not why I’m posting.  It’s Tuesday and exactly 5 weeks past the new year! Time to check in on our goals!

*Jan 19 - 00:05*Goals as a runner:
1) Run at least 14 miles a week (2 miles a day) for the year.

My total mileage for the week was 26 miles. Goodness that was a lot!  I’m looking forward to next week’s cutback week in my training cycle.  I even got a last minute afternoon run in with my running partner.  My long run was 10 miles again. It was a more difficult one this week as I was plagued by the ever so common to long distance runners: “runner’s trots.” I’d link that phrase to a site with an explanation, but it’s kind of a TMI issue, so I’ll let you as the reader choose to highlight it and “Google it” yourself. Never before have I had it that bad. I’ll be playing around with my meal planning this week!  I’m feeling better though and my run last night was a good easy 4 miler.  Looking forward to some more tonight…if the weather stays cold and dry (then I don’t have to deal with ice, so yes, I’d rather it feel like it’s in the teens out)

I also looked up some St. Patty’s day races/runs in my area.  My parents will be here and I’d love to have them come, maybe my mom can even participate (she does 5K’s with me when I visit them)!  I did find a 15K though (mom, you up for that?) nearby on the 16th.  That’s the weekend before my half marathon.  So, I’ll have to see what my body is saying as the time gets closer.

Personal:
1) Have a business plan in place by June.
I finished my table runner!  Here is a picture of it! I was able to put a decorative stitch around the center.  It turned out pretty well, looks great on the buffet table and even DH likes it!

The runner was wider than the buffet table, so I simply let it hang off the back.  We use the drawers quiet often.

The runner was wider than the buffet table, so I simply let it hang off the back. We use the drawers quiet often.

Here is a close up shot.  You can see the decorative stitch I did.

Here is a close up shot. You can see the decorative stitch I did.

I got the materials for my next project and I’m so excited to get started this Friday!

Mommy & Housewife:
1) Organize one thing in the house each week for a year.

This week I got the bottom drawer of Erin’s dresser organized.  Before, it was just a dumping grounds for summer clothes and older clothes that no longer fit her.  I had a bag of larger clothes I picked up at our MOPS “swap n’ shop” last month.  I hung up those clothes in the closet and put the small clothes in the bag the large ones were in.  Her bath towels were moved to the dresser so I could have room for her quilt from her crib bedding to store in the drawer of her bed.  Organizing her clothes always seems like such a daunting task as a growing child makes it never ending! Plus, she is always getting into these two drawers and playing with everything!

2) Clean at least one thing in our home each day.
I really should start giving you a day by day report of this.  It will keep me more in check!

3) Finish cross stitching all of our darn stockings!
I’m seeing an end in sight to the hub’s stocking!! Thank God!

Keep it up all! We are doing great!  Only 47 more weeks to go!

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