October Goals

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1) Run 4 Miles Without Stopping
Running has never been something that I particularly enjoyed. In fact, I managed to get out of most mile-long runs in school due to knee problems from ballet. Unfortunately for me, cardio is an important component of a well-rounded fitness regimen, so I signed up for my first 5k for motivation to incorporporate running into my routine.  Through my training, which I may have ended up being 50 miles short of the suggested 120 miles over a 10 week period, I was able to work up to 2.5 miles without stopping. This month, I'm challenging myself to run 4 miles. I can slow down, I can speed up, but I just can't stop.  It's not that my body isn't capable, my mindset and willpower just aren't there yet.

2) Stop Drinking Soda
I feel this goal is fairly self explanatory. My daily lunchtime soda-pop has got to go. Besides being horrible for my body, it is horrible on my wallet. (Hey, small everyday purchases can add up quickly.) Diet Coke, it's not me, it's you. 

3) Practice Yoga Once a Week
As a side effect of running, I've lost a good portion of my flexibility and my alignment has been feeling "off" lately. To remedy this, my third goal is to practice yoga at least once a week. Doing so will add dynamic stretching and active recovery to my fitness regime. 

4) Try a New Studio
Because I'll need to blog about something.... 

5) Make a Friend
This year has not been a good one for me. Following a break up, our friends picked sides and went with him since they have known him longer than they've known me. Besides learning not to date someone with the same friend pool, I've come to realize how sad and lonely it is to be without companionship. I'm no stranger to being and doing things alone, but it is nice to go out and explore the city with a group. It's become habit for me to only talk to the wonderful people who deliver sushi to my apartment each weekend with the occasional one hour of interaction with my personal trainer. This needs to change so I'm making it my goal to meet at least one person to be friendly with this month. As Thomas Aquinas, a philosopher and theologian put it, "Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious."

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