Week 9!

Goodness, I just now realized it’s been a week since I last wrote a post!  Things are just so busy and I’m getting so tired!  I feel like I have a lot on my plate right now that I really need to start using my mobile app to post on the go.  I’m glad that I’m able to get this post out in time though! Here’s my weekly checkup.

Goals as a runner:

1) Run at least 14 miles a week (2 miles a day) for the year.

I got 23 miles in!  It felt so good to feel like I was fully back into the swing of my running after being sick for two weeks.  My half marathon is 3 weeks and I’m getting really excited for it.  I also signed up for the Brooklyn Half Marathon in May. I haven’t been able to do this race in 2 years and it’s one of my favorites! 😀

Personal:
1) Have a business plan in place by June.

I have a tester for my idea.  I’m really excited about it and can’t wait to hear her opinions on this!

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

Yeah…this got put on the back burner this week.  Well, I did clean out the cabinet in the kitchen.  It does look more organized!  My hubby just needs to go to Home Depot to get a replacement part for the shelf. Then, I can finish my plans.

Now that I have more sewing materials, I am in desperate need of some organization!  I’m hoping I can last until my birthday!

2) Clean at least one thing in our home each day.
Yep, right on track here.

3) Finish cross stitching all of our darn stockings!
I completed the husbands stocking and got started on Erin’s!  Now to just stay focused.

With spring around the corner, does anyone else feel more busy and exhausted as well? Only 43 more weeks to go!

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Weeks 7 & 8

I’m catching up this week.  I hated being sick, I had almost zero energy! But I’m glad to be feeling healthy again! Here are how these past two weeks have panned out in terms of my 2013 goals:

Goals as a runner:

1) Run at least 14 miles a week (2 miles a day) for the year.

Week 7: I think I got MAYBE 6 miles in!

Week 8: 13 miles.  One mile shy!  Oh well.  I’m easing back into it, right?

Personal:
1) Have a business plan in place by June.

I’m still dreaming, but looking at my calendar, I have 3 months left to figure this one out! Eek!

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

Since I received my mother in laws sewing machine (which unfortunately is going to cost a lot more to tune up and possibly repair than buying a new machine), I was able to clear a space for it on the desk.  Hubby’s books are officially in the bookshelf!

2) Clean at least one thing in our home each day.
Being sick make me realize how dirty my house really gets when I let this go for almost 2 weeks!  Yuck! The bathrooms got a GOOD scrubbing yesterday!

3) Finish cross stitching all of our darn stockings!
Finishing up the last details on DH’s stocking!  Did I ever mention how much I hate doing French knots in cross stitch!?!

How have you held up during this cold and flu season?  Only 44 more weeks to go!

Week 6…Excuses

Six weeks feels like a milestone for some reason.  So, I looked it up and found out this:

1) New Years resolutions start to fail around week 6

2) Girl Scout Cookies start to be sold.

Coincidence?  Maybe not.  It might be a “phase 2 challenge” the Girl Scouts decided to introduce so those who try to lose weight as a NY resolution are challenged to find out just how really serious they are about their new found goal.  Those cookies do seem to being shouting “just one!” at people. “It’s for a good cause!” Sneaky!

Well, here’s how serious I was regarding week 6 in 2013:

6Goals as a runner:
1) Run at least 14 miles a week (2 miles a day) for the year.

4 miles. Yes, that was all.  Just 4 miles.  I have some excuses though (I’m sure those munching on Girl Scout cookies do to): I came down with a cold last Tuesday.  It was inevitable: Ping came home with it a week prior, then Erin started a few days before me.  It was bound to happen.  Normally, I’ll run through a case of “the sniffles, ” but I felt like this was a little more serious than that….my body just felt tired. By the end of the week, I was feeling a little better, but then… Nemo happened!  Yeah, a foot of snow and high winds don’t make for a good 10 mile run.  I’m back at it this week though!

Personal:
1) Have a business plan in place by June.

I haven’t really focused on this at all this week.  It’s okay though….You see, I read a chapter in a book for my bible study about “slowing down” in life. I’m not panicking about this.

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

My omnigrid ruler and cutting mat have been stowed on the floor against the wall for the past few weeks.  I have a section of wall in our bedroom that would be perfect for a peg board to organize all my craft and sewing supplies. I found some peg board on Amazon and put it on my wishlist for my birthday.  Yesterday, I put a nail in the wall and hung my cutting mat and omnigrid ruler up. 🙂

2) Clean at least one thing in our home each day.
The In-laws arrived yesterday….let’s just say my house is spotless. 🙂

3) Finish cross stitching all of our darn stockings!
I only have the bordering to go on the hubby’s stocking! Then it’s on to Erin’s!  I’m so excited about this!

What were your 6 week excuses?  Only 46 more weeks to go!