Goal #1: Publish at least one freelance piece
I…have done absolutely nothing in this regard all month. I…also literally copied and pasted that from last month’s check-in. High five for laziness, both in regards to freelancing AND in regards to writing this post.
Goal #2: Get rid of 50 things
After last month’s donation extravaganza, I really didn’t have much more left to get rid of. I mean, I’m sure there are plenty of things I could part with, but after going on a no-holds-barred purging spree for most of the beginning of the year, I feel fairly comfortable saying that everything I own right now is something I want to have, not something I just happen to have. That being said, I did find two pairs of socks full of holes the last time I did laundry, so I suppose I can now say I’m up to 591 items that I’ve gotten rid of in 2017, haha.
Goal #3: Finish Dutch on Duolingo
Not much to report on this front. I’ve done a pretty good job of keeping up with this (though I do freeze my streak probably once every other week or so when it’s gotten really late in the day and I realize I never bothered to set aside the whole five minutes it takes to get through my two lessons per day). I updated the app at some point during October, and now Duo the Owl pops out from the corner of my screen once per lesson to encourage me. It’s the little things.
Goal #4: Stay healthy and out of PT
– Strength train once per week, minimally, during running season: While I kind of feel like running season is over–I generally consider the marathon to be the culmination of the season for me–I still have a few events left on my calendar, so I’m still trying to keep up with this. I definitely took some time away from the gym after the marathon, but I’m starting to get back into that habit. I only strength trained once in October, but I think (hope) I’ll be better about integrating it into my routine in November.
– Stretch after every run: I didn’t stretch after the marathon, but I believe I did after every other run I did in October.
– Foam roll after every run, even if that means with a Moji rather than a full-blown foam roller: I also feel like I’m getting better about foam rolling post-run. I even foam rolled after the marathon! (Several hours after, but it was still the same day at least.)
– Do at least three PT exercises twice per week: I definitely let myself take a pretty substantial break from PT after the marathon. I don’t think I did any PT exercises for two weeks straight. I’m trying to get back into it, though, so I can hopefully get through the rest of my races this year injury-free.