It takes a village to reach a goal

As May is winding down, I’m looking at the goals I set for myself. The one constant is support from my husband, kids, family, friends, students and colleagues. I am a believer in being public about my goals (clearly, I post them on the internet). Not only does it keep me accountable, but it’s easier to ask for help. Most people enjoy the feeling of helping another.

50 Miles in May

Holy cow – the miles are done!! This past week, I logged 17.11 miles and wound up with a total of 60.2 for the month. Crazy, I know!

Here is the craziest part, I was going to back off this week. We had the holiday, I’m running a 5k this weekend and it seemed like a good time to relax. My friends and husband definitely gave me the extra push I needed and I’m thankful for it!

Friday, I ran with my friend and it’s really becoming a highlight of my week. I thought we would miss this week because of the 5k, but standing in the parking lot after running – my friend booked our next run. Calendars out and we picked Thursday.

We ran yesterday and knocked time off our run 🙂 We talk the whole time, so time isn’t the priority. Practice is definitely paying off.

I hit the 50 miles on Sunday. As I wrote last week, this was my plan. Then, we were having friends over on Sunday and the boys’ flag football was a little wacky, schedule wise. Seemed like a good day to skip the track and get things done around the house. My husband casually mentioned one friend was planning on meeting me to see the goal reached. Then my other friend texted to make sure we were meeting.

I couldn’t let them, or myself, down. Off I went to the track while our youngest practiced and I hit 50 miles. It felt amazing!! I’m so happy my friends and husband kept me accountable.

Last night, I went for a walk in the neighborhood with our youngest and my husband (our oldest was at baseball). This has been one of my favorite additions to our week that’s stemmed from the mileage goal.


What a week of poses! This week was what helped me want to take on the challenge. I set the goal of working on arm balances, and I knew it was an easy one to back out of. By logging a photo every day, I was helping build up the confidence to try the strength poses.

Not only was I building confidence in my practice but also asking for help. I think everyone I know helped take a photo this month! Thank you!!

It also gave me confidence to ask fellow instructors for help. I found explaining the challenge and why I needed their help was a great way to start the conversation. I can’t believe there are only two poses left!

Here are last week’s photos…

This weekend will be fun and busy. We are running a 5k on Sunday with friends and our oldest has decided to join us. It will be his first 5k and he’s very excited 🙂

How are your May goals? Are you racing this weekend?

Going strong!

This time of year is insanely busy for us, but it’s all been fun busy! One child has baseball every night, both of them on Saturday and both have flag football on Sundays. Add in some school events and we are running 🙂

Luckily, I have been able to stay on track with my goals and it’s been more positive than I could have imagined!

32.2 Miles Down

I was able to get in 16.7 miles this week, bringing my monthly total to 32.2. I’m pretty excited about this as I only put in 19.5 miles all of last month. Big improvement! Not only am I proud of myself for sticking with it; but I have learned a lot and gained quality time with friends and family.

My husband was out of town last week and I met up with my friend to run our usual Friday course. It was really fun! We ran a slightly slower pace, but we talked the entire time. The running was secondary to the socializing. I’m pretty sure neither one of us thought this would be something we would enjoy a year ago.

I enjoyed walking with the kids last week from the baseball fields and decided to do it again. This week, we decided to explore the neighborhood. I’m embarrassed to say there is an entire section of our neighborhood we didn’t know about. Our oldest and I decided to try turning down any road that looked interesting. We discovered some baseball friends were closer than we realized. Both boys enjoyed how quiet the whole walk was and thankfully, it’s finally turning green around here.


I’m still going with the Instagram challenge. Some of the poses were more challenging and our backyard served as the backdrop for many of them. It is still odd to see photos of myself doing the poses. I don’t practice with a mirror, so this is the first time I’ve seen what I look like when holding any poses.

Back to dance class

I was able to sneak in a tap class this week 🙂 My teaching schedule has changed and the beginner class is a better time for me. I have to say, I enjoy the feeling of the beginner class better. My goal is to simply be dancing. I’m not at a point where I want to be competitive with others. I just want to have fun!

We have a big weekend ahead, the school auction tonight, of course baseball and flag football, and the Piggy Trot on Sunday 🙂

How are your May goals looking? Are you racing this weekend? What’s your favorite activity for fun?