Seriously?? Is it October already? Thankfully the weather has started to cooperate some and the mornings are getting cooler.
Time to look back through my goals and see where we are. I’ve been doing a whole lot of thinking lately and haven’t really reached any conclusions, but it was really nice to talk about it during the pace last weekend to confirm some of my feelings of late.
Gemmie Life Goals
With Gem it is going to be all about finding the right balance of being with her and not being away from the family too much. Success!!!
Bring her and Pete home. Yup!
Start riding consistently 2 days a week. I’ve been riding at least two days a week for the past couple of months and it is really working out great.
1-2 long trail rides a month, preferably with friends. Yes!! it is always more fun with friends.
1.) Complete a 50 mile endurance ride towards our decade team award.
2.) Complete a Ride and Tie of any length.
3.) Make a decision on what to do about her 100 mile bronze medal.
4.) Make it to a dressage show and not make a complete fool out of ourselves.
None of the above competition goals matter any more. I’m not chasing endurance miles or doing R&T at this time and have no plans to return to those sports any time soon. Not because I don’t love them, but because they just don’t fit right now into my life and family. If they ever do again I’d be open to rejoin the competition fray, but for now my focus is completely elsewhere.
0% attaintment here, but that is planned and I don’t mind one bit.
For me it is going to be all about striking a better balance in life. Currently, I feel guilty when I don’t ride and guilty when I do. I haven’t taken an actual vacation longer than a long weekend since 2007. This is mostly accomplished. I have no guilt whatsoever in my riding life as things have balanced out nicely. I did take an actual vacation as well as a work trip. Life is good.
Stop feeling guilty about self care time. No guilt remains for now.
Run 2 days a week minimum. I sorta run. Some weeks I fit in multiple runs and others I don’t run at all. I stopped stressing about it. If it fits in and I feel up to it, I run. If not, I hang out with Wyatt or go ride or read a book. So much less self induced stress.
Ride 2 days a week. Yes!
4.) Establish with a primary care doctor and get a physical. Uh..yeah nope. Its still on my list of things to do though and the year isn’t over yet.
Figure out just what I want with my relationship with Gem. Is it okay to back off and just putz around? Do I need to have some set competition/training plans to feel satisfied? I think I’ve figured this out. I’m not happy just putzing around. I need goals to work towards and I need to feel like I am learning something new and moving forward. I don’t care so much about a competition schedule or record, but I do need to feel like I am going some where.
6.) Continue with my pen pals. Add two new ones from new countries. This has mostly dried up somehow.
7.) Create a smashbook for Wyatt. Not looking promising since I lost the book when we moved last January and have yet to find it.
Find a trainer that I can work well with in regards to approach, personality and scheduling.Trainer J and I have been working together twice a month sine February of last year.
5/8, 62%. Not too bad.
2.) Complete a full marathon. Nope
3) Host a Ride and Tie. Nope and not even on my list of wants at this time. Too much time and money is required and I have neither at the moment.