August Progress + September Intentions

I’m doing this a day early because this weekend is a long one. Because it’s full of socializing and family and fun things I want to just get September STARTED already. :)

Despite my eagerness to move on, August went swimmingly.

As I’d hoped, we had a successful Whole 30, and I really set my boundaries in life, at work, and in my friendships. And of course I also had made plenty of time to watch bad television. Gold star, self! There were some difficult times this past month, but you stood your ground and did what you said you would do. Thumbs up!

Sometimes you just need to write the simple, important stuff down and stick to it. Worked for me! Next month is full of stuff already, and I know quickly we will be sliding down hill into the holidays (and then a whole new YEAR of goals — CRAZY!) so I’ve made a pretty simple list of what I’d like to accomplish.

September Intentions

*Dive head first into experimenting with your skin. This should be a fun one (HA! Only a little bit of sarcasm there.) I have a list of things to do and try in order to get my skin under control. Some are easy, some are hard but I’m going to take the plunge and commit to them!

*Give A Successful and Honest Presentation in ColoradoI’ve mentioned that Melissa, Michelle and I are talking about all sorts of Paleo goodness at the end of the month in Estes Park. Wish you would join us. I’m so nervous/excited/anxious/stoked I just can’t wait!

*Run. Um, Some more. — So I haven’t mentioned this too much here because I’m still scared/unsure and not AT ALL feeling confident in my decision, but Sarah has talked me into running a Half Marathon with her at the end of October. That girl is PERSUASIVE. I’m nervous because I don’t know too much about, you know, being a better runner. But I do know that I am in the best shape ever and I ENJOY running, so I figure that’s enough to get me across the finish line. But I also need to do some training that works with my CrossFit schedule. I need to get on that!

*Eat Well — The Whole 30 was indeed life changing, despite my opinion that I already knew all I needed to know. I want to keep that close to me this month while making food decisions. Keep the positivity flowing!

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And I think that’s enough, really! We have lots of social events on the calendar already that I am excited for, plus the start of football season and apple picking season and hopefully cooler weather. My friend Mike declared next month Awesome-tember the other day and I love that. I am READY FOR THAT.

Are you?

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7 comments to August Progress + September Intentions

  • Mariah
    August 31, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    A half marathon? I’m impressed. The most I’ve ever run at one time is 4 miles. :) You can do it!

  • Mallory
    August 31, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I look forward to reading about your skin-speriments! I have been waging a battle with mine for far too long. I thought it might be caused by dairy, but I have had a REALLY hard time giving up dairy so I can actually find out. Plus, as discussed in the comments on your last Whole 30 post, it takes FOREVER for your skin to clear up after you detox. I have no patience whatsoever when it comes to that. Good luck!

  • Beth
    August 31, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I’m excited to read about your running! I’m on a hiatus from running after a few marathons and half-marathons, but I really hope the bug comes back some day. I think you will have fun with it. I think a hard WOD is much more taxing than a long run, so maybe your run days will feel restful? Okay… restful is BS, but I think you will succeed for sure!

  • Amy
    August 31, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I am so exited that you will be in Colorado, since I live in Colorado and well how perfect is that?! I am registering ASAP. I can not wait to hear more details.

  • Mandy
    September 1, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Good luck on the running, girl! Hey, on the fitting in with your CF schedule… eons ago when I was CF’ing I was also training with Team in Training for the CIM in October (I didn’t end up running it but that’s a WHOLE ‘NOTHER STORY). Anywho, I told Nikki & Robb about my plans to run a marathon, and they incorporated it into my WODS. When people were running 200m, I was running 400s and then 800s. I don’t know if it’s an option at your gym, but maybe worth a shot!

    Good luck! You’ve got it in the bag anyway. :)

  • Jesabes
    September 4, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I am VERY EXCITED about the skin experimentation as I am dying for some answers and too lazy to experiment myself.

  • Home Sweet Sarah
    September 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Told you I was behind on reading my BLAWGS. But yeah! Persuasion Station, that’s me!

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