Goals, Goals, Goals

I feel like I was just writing up a goal post…oh wait I was last weekend. I definitely didn’t hit many goals last weekend, besides getting to the finish, which I was still very happy with. This weekend, without rain in the forecast, and my body feeling pretty okay at this point I am looking at most likely running the full. I am sure I will regret this decision, but alas, it will be fun with T and I know we can at least struggle through it together, just like we battled the elements last weekend. :) So here are my new goals for the mountainous beast I’ll be running this weekend.

A. Finish around 4:30-4:45. This was my goal last weekend, and when my shoes started weighing me down, I knew we would struggle for the rest of the way. Oaklands course isn’t forgiving in the least bit, so hitting this would be pretty much a huge miracle.

B. Finish around 4:45-5:00. I never thought I would write that giant 5 in front of my time as a goal, but we are in survival mode here people.

C. Not get another personal worst and beat my time of last weekend, which was 5:28.

D. Per usual, my final goal is one that I know I’ll achieve no matter what, I’ll make it to that finish line and I’ll have fun doing it. Even last weekend with Tara, when we were both soaked and chilled, we were still laughing at our predicament, and the predicament that quite a few people were surrounding us were in as well.

I leave to fly up to Oakland tonight and will be up there until Monday morning when I fly back just in time for work. In other not related too running news, B and I are going to put an offer in on a house!

It actually wouldn’t be closed and ours until Mid-August, but it’s something to look forward to and we both have our fingers crossed! It’s a three bedroom, two bathroom, not far from where I live now. It needs a little bit of TLC but it has many more perks than negatives. I love the porch! We’ll see! I totally forgot about the giveaway I was suppose to have this week too, so I’ll have something next week and it’s a good giveaway too! :) Onto Oakland and to get this one done, and then it’s time to enjoy running and the hopefully warm weather that’s headed our way soon!


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22 Responses to Goals, Goals, Goals

  1. Good luck this weekend! Two marathons back to back is no joke. AFter last weekend’s bit of hell, you deserve a good race. Here’s to good weather and fast race times (and no pain afterward). You definitely deserve a little rest after this race.

  2. Kristy says:

    Have a great race this weekend! I’ll be thinking of you!

    PS Love the house so cute!!

  3. Trapper58 says:

    You are the marathon Maniac!

  4. Aron says:

    Can’t wait to see you this weekend!!!!

    Good luck on the house – so exciting!

  5. Charlotte says:

    Good luck and hope you have better weather than last week! :-/

  6. Jessica says:

    Good luck this weekend! Hope the weather holds out.

  7. Good luck this weekend! And good luck on the house!!!! We JUST got ours and I already LOVE being a homeowner :)

  8. Rebekah says:

    I live in Oakland and have a love/hate relationship with those hills. It’s beautiful up there, but man does it hurt! Lucky for me this weekend, the half is much flatter. ;)

    Good luck on the house! How exciting!

  9. Sarah says:

    Good luck this weekend!

  10. Leigh says:

    So exciting that you are putting an offer in! It’s a nerve racking time, but so worth it!

    Good luck this weekend!

  11. Have fun this weekend!!!! I’m sure if nothing else the weather is bound to be better! :o)

    Either way I’m sure you’ll have fun with your besties!

    So when do you find out if the house is yours? I’m praying you two get your first casa!!!!

  12. Bonnie says:

    I’ve been having a hard time getting my emails returned and my laundry done since last weekend and you are turing around to run another marathon! Good luck and have fun!

  13. Gina says:

    Good luck this Sunday Danica!

  14. Nicole says:

    GOod luck this weekend!! the possible new house is mad cute!

  15. Brittany says:

    Congrats on the house! I hope everything works out for you. Home ownership is a lot of work, but SO worth it!

    Good luck with the race tomorrow! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you that it doesn’t rain!

  16. Jessica says:

    The house is super cute! Good luck on it and your race! :)

  17. Keri says:

    Good luck in the race and on the house bid!

  18. Jessi says:

    We’ll be running the half! See you out there!

  19. Missy says:

    Cute house! Good luck with that!

  20. Page says:

    AWE! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Why didn’t you tell me?!?! I’m so happy for you!

  21. Good luck this weekend. And congrats again on the house offer — that is so exciting!

  22. Kim says:

    Very cute house! Good luck! Always fun (and challenging )being a homeowner, but there’s nothing like the feeling of it being YOURS!

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