June Goals + National Running Day

Happy National Running Day! I hope all the runners out there are getting some miles in to celebrate (I know I am)!

Let’s talk JUNE GOALS! So many other bloggers share goals at the beginning of every month. And while I usually shy away from doing so (because — cliche alert — I’m afraid of failing), I’ve become much more comfortable with goal-setting lately. It’s a huge part of my job and so the initial “rip off the bandaid” anxiety is over. You just have to realize that goals are just that — goals. They can be modified along the way, you can end up not completing them, whatever. But sharing them with others makes you 10x more accountable than if you just let them float around in your head.

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Go to Delos Wellness 3x per week

I’m training to run a marathon. I am bad a stretching. I wasn’t a math major but it sounds like my legs and back are going to be needing some TLC throughout the next few months. Thank goodness I discovered this place! It is life-changing! Delos Therapy is precise manual therapy for chronic pain and pain management. Direct pressure is applied to detailed points along the entire muscle, which forces a stretch of the myofibrils and individual muscle fibers, relieves hyper-contraction and congestion, and results in restored function and relief. In other words, it’s like a massage if the massage made you want to cry. I’ve met a lot of the therapists there and they all make me so excited to train and take care of myself. Plus they offer a discounted rate for members of the Chicago Area Runners Association — so many perks to being a part of that organization! I consider it an investment in my health — hey, I’m asking people to donate money to my marathon fund, I better not get injured and have to back out!

Attend 3 concerts

This shouldn’t be an issue. I’m going to Piqniq this weekend, and free concerts in the park start downtown this week. So let’s call this an easy goal, but a goal nonetheless!

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Meditate 1x/week, Journal 2x/week

I get wrapped up in my busy schedule way too easily. I’m always running late, always out the door going to this meeting, that workout, this event or that shift. And even when I’m commuting, I’m responding to comments, reading blogs, answering emails, scheduling community events for the store…it’s just never-ending. I’m prone to panic attacks, so if I don’t start getting this under control I’m going to continue to feel like I’m at the end of my rope. My therapist has suggested I sit down and write in a journal a few times a week, and after only one time it gave me so much relief. My mom has suggested I meditate more, and even though that makes me uncomfortable, I’m going to commit to doing it at least once a week, as a place to start. I have the physical health thing down — now time to make sure I keep up the mental health too.

Go To Chinatown

I just met a girl at dinner the other night and learned that she is an Asian food expert. I am PUMPED! I don’t have too many friends hankering to spend a day in Chinatown but it’s always been in the back of my mind to go. I don’t even particularly love Chinese food — I just really want to go with someone who can show me the best of the best. I want to feel like the female Anthony Bourdain. Antonia Bourdain. So at some point this month, I’m going!

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What are your goals for June?

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46 comments

  1. That is nice, I would love to attend to a concert in the park. Sounds like fun! My June goals are to eat healthier and to exercise more. I am just too lazy!

  2. Love your goals – I’m with you on meditation, I really want to do more of it over the next month as I have a funny feeling this month is going to be pretty crazy! I recently discovered the ‘breathe’ app, it’s amazing and makes meditation so much easier – basing it in how you feel each day!

  3. I am of out for a run in a minute to celebrate national running day 🙂
    I find posting my goals online is a really good way to stay on track.

    I love your goals. I want to go to more concerts this summer – I hardly went to any last year.

  4. Great outlook on goals – goals aren’t rules! You can change them. I love the concert one 🙂 And better Anthony Bourdain than Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, else you’ll be eating snake eyes topped with moldy coffee beans or something!

  5. I love your goals! I always thought I’d make a great female Anthony Bourdain, too. Is it too much to ask that I get to travel the world, eat, and make a fool of myself for millions of people?

    My goal for June (and for the whole summer, really) is to take at least one vacation day a week. I get so much vacation time for my job and can’t really use it during the school year, so I’m taking it super easy this summer!

  6. I get panic attacks too. 😦 But running helps me manage all that anxiety, aaaaand, so does writing! I have so many journal entries. SO many. Whenever I get all overwhelmed with life I just start putting all my worries down in point form. A big ol’ worry list. And once it’s out of my brain and on paper I feel a little bit better.

  7. These are some great goals! Definitely all obtainable! I really want to investigate Delos therapy. I’ve been seeing it pop up on a couple of blogs. Let me know how you like it! Hope you had a fantastic run! Happy Wednesday : )

  8. June Goals hollllaaaa! Love em 🙂 I’ve meditated the last couple days so I’m off to a good start with that, and I think I will follow your lead and add journaling to the mix, thanks for the inspo!

  9. nice goals! my goals for June include cutting out all junk food from my life, staying uninjured while running as much as i want, stretching more, and moderating the cocktail level. 🙂

  10. I love reading others goals! Somehow it makes me feel like my goals are possible haha. Meditation/mindfulness is something I’m working on as well. Love that you included fun goals like concerts with other things that will bring your closer to your goals!

  11. Amen to modifiable goals!! We’re not “obligated” to meet them, even though we might feel like that’s the case. Meditating once a week sounds like a great goal – that is something I’m not disciplined with! TGIF 🙂

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