I had visions of a bullseye, or maybe an arrow in flight for this week's doodle, but then I left the coloured pencils downstairs, and so had to make do with the pens in my bedside drawer instead!
I chose this word as I feel I am in the midst of a number of big events and deadlines. At work, a few things have been happening over the last week, and I have been trying to work towards them. There have been a few long days, some big meetings, and a few more next week, I have been taking on a bit more responsibility and so far it has gone quite well.
On a slightly less positive note, this weekend was the weekend I was supposed to run my 10k. Feeling a little unprepared, The Husband and I went out on Monday and ran just over 10k, for the first time ever. It took me longer than I had hoped, but I was thrilled to have done it, spent the next few commutes into work making a running playlist on my phone, and was looking forward to completing the course, and being gentle with myself instead of setting an unrealistic target.
Then on Thursday night I noticed a bit of pain in my foot, it was still there on Friday morning, and by the time I got home on Friday night I had a fully established limp. I have inflamed the tendon, brought on, I'm guessing, by the sudden ramp up to 10k on Monday, and am feeling a little foolish at managing to self-sabotage my own run. I didn't want to force on through it, particularly as we are away for The Husband's birthday next weekend, and I didn't want to risk spending his big 3-0 hobbling about.
I'm trying to refrain from feeling despondent, and instead thinking that, most importantly, I ran my first 10k! It may have, in retrospect, been a little too much, too soon, having never managed more than 6k before, but I did it. And it has also convinced me, after a few weeks of feeling a bit bored of running, that I do want to achieve my target to run one before my 30th in February. I still have five months, and I have found a few 10ks in December and January, so there is hope for me yet, as long as I take it a bit more gradually this time!
The other target, is The Husband's birthday next week. I have been trying to plan our celebrations, and some gifts, and I am looking forward to it all coming together, and getting to celebrate with him next weekend. It will be nice to share with him the things that I have planned, and to feel like the special occasion is finally here after looking forward to the surprises in secret!!
I have finally managed to catch up on blog reading, and replying to all of your lovely comments too, which was another target for this weekend. Thank you to all of you that have visited and written such kind words, I have been a bit behind in getting back to people, and I haven't sent them by email this time, I have just replied on the blog, so do please know that I do appreciate all of your visits, and hope you will pop back again!