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I am NOT a runner.

I am NOT a runner.

I am NOT a runner. Wait let me make sure you understand. I AM NOT A RUNNER. I don’t believe I am a good runner. I was never good at running growing up. Never pushed the limits, took that leap of faith that i could ever be. I was too FAT to be a good runner.  That was my excuse.

For 28 and almost a half  that was my excuse. Just if I was skinnier I could be a good runner, a great runner, not such a scaredy cat.  Do all this cool things, take the bull by the horns. EXCUSES EXCUSES. Will me being skinny really make me a great runner? Yes it would make it easier to run fast, take stress of my body being smaller, help my breathing, make it so I can run longer before getting tired. But just because I am over weight doesn’t mean I can’t be a runner. The only one that is stopping me from being good or great runner is ME. And the only one that can change that is me. Because in the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.

Adventure is out there!!! I am not sitting around and letting it pass me by anymore.

I AM a runner!

16 Goals for 2016

My 16 Goals for 2016

 

  1. Do 52 Saving Plan (3,000)

  2. Get my CC (10 Toastmaster Speeches)

  3. Get my ALB (Advance Leadership)

  4. Get my Triple Crown Award (3 Awards in a single Toastmaster Year)

  5. Do at least 16 speeches

  6. Post at least 5 times a month 

  7. Visit at least 2 new states

  8. Do at least 3 races

  9. Clean/ reorganize room

  10. Visit Oma/ Family at least twice 

  11. Lose at least 50 pounds 

  12. 2500 Miles (FitBit steps)

  13. Get all steps (shoe) badges on FitBit

  14. At least 1 bike ride to the beach/ long hike

  15. At least 1 road trip (two nights min.)

  16. Be better friend, worker, and person (help people and give back)

2015 Goal Recap

Before 2015 started I made a list of 15 goals to complete and do in 2015.  There are a few goals I knocked out of the ball park and some that just didn’t happen for various reasons.

2015 Goals

  1. Visit my Oma twice- I was able to make the trip up to see her once. For her 90th Birthday. She was truly a Queen that day. There was plans for me to visit a second time for my cousin’s baby shower but unfortunately it fell on the same weekend as the Fall Conference for Toastmasters which I run and manage the District 12’s bookstore.
  2. 2500 ActiveLink Points- I was really excited and motivated that I would accomplish this goal, but sadly in October WeightWatchers announced that they will no longer be supporting ActiveLink. I believe I achieved a lot 2000 points before they discontinued the ActiveLink.
  3. Do the 52 week saving plan ($2,000)– The 52 week plan really should at up to $1378, but I decided to make it add up to $2000. More on this goal in an upcoming post. But yay yay yay I did it!!!!!
  4. Read at least 15 books- I read about 7 or 8 completely and half of two others.
  5. Clean out room/ Organize it- Really wish I got this one completed I have a 15% of this goal complete and hope to have this crossed of my goal list in the near future.
  6. Take 3 trips away- I only ended up going on two trips for 2015. Both trips were to Las Vegas. One in January for ASW and the other in August for Toastmaster International Convention. Both trips were full of fun and learning and will be attending both events in 2016. My third trip that was had planned sadly got cancelled.
  7. Visit Sarah at least five times- I visited my BFF Sarah Patrick and the kiddos 4 times this year. So close!
  8. Do at least one long hike/ bike ride– At the beginning of summer I was kidnapped/ surprised and taken to Santa Monica to rent bikes. We rode down the boardwalk and to Venice Beach. It was truly a wonderful and fun surprise with memories I will always cherish.
  9. Go to Six Flags- This wasn’t so much of a goal as a want.
  10. 100+ Group X Classes- I did 43 of 100 that I set out to do.
  11. Do at least one race- Just never got around to signing up. Looked at a number of ones but they never worked with my schedule. Definitely planning to improve and make up for not get this goal done.
  12. Donate 100+ things– Ended donating around 150 different ideas. Old clothes, stuff I didn’t need anymore and stuff for the holidays for the less fortunate.
  13. 225 lbs or Less- This year had its ups and downs. Unfortunately I did not carry out this goal but I am not giving up on this goal.
  14. Clean and Keep car cleanThis goal has been completed and uncompleted many times in 2015. Hence why the keep is not crossed off.
  15. Finish High School/ College Scrapbook- Just never got around to completing this goal what so ever. But this is probably one of the least important goals on my list.

So the end count for 4 completed, 8 partly completed/ started and 3 untouched with a percentage of 26.66666667 completed goals. I have confidence that my goals I have set for this upcoming year 2016 (future post) will end with at better percentage completed.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

It’s that time of the year again when Friends and family come together and think about the Christmases of the past and plan for the coming holiday with their loved ones in mind. As I reflect on this wonderful day, we all must keep in mind that Christmas is not just any holiday but may be the most important one of the year for some people. It is a time for remembering, a time to share the goodness of your heart with others, and for expressing with words and gifts what someone means to you. It is a chance to make wishes come true and to give something from your heart. It is a chance to give a message that will express love and caring to the ones we care about the most. As you connect the people important in your life, take a moment to make a Christmas wish for each and every person on your list.

 

May your hearts be filled with peace and faith in God. May your days of doubt be replaced with days of HOPE and JOY. May you and your family get nurtured with lots of love. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and to your loved ones!

Kathryn “JOY”

404 NOT FOUND – Update

I posted yesterday that I was have problem with 404 not found pages. I am happy to announce that its been solved. To be honest I don’t know how it got solved (will need to learn that hopefully at some point) but I braved up and reached out for help. I am truly grateful that I have people in my life that I can reach out for help and support. Also that they were able to help and fix it so quickly. Thank you for saving my sanity. If anyone ever need help with there website and or computer/ laptop I have an awesome Tech guy I can refer.