I haven’t posted my October goal wrap-up yet but since we’re already 4 days into November, I figure I’d post this month’s goals first.
Make progress on Couch to 5K. I did Week 1 last week and did the first workout of Week 2 yesterday. Woo! Running again feels both awesome and exhausting at the same time. I’m SO out of shape thanks to my pregnancy-induced hiatus. C25K is a 9-week program which would put me running a 5K right at Christmas. Since I anticipate some adjustment (i.e. finding time to run) when I go back to work and since I suspect I may want to repeat a couple of the weeks, I’m thinking a local 5K in mid-January would be a good goal. Now to find one…
Reassess my work wardrobe and fill any gaps. I’m still 15 pounds heavier than I was pre-pregnancy and that weight’s not going to disappear by the time I go back to work. And while I’ll slowly chip away at those pounds, it means I won’t be able to wear several clothing items. (I feel like my body bounced back fairly quickly the first time. After a second pregnancy, not so much. My midsection is kind of a mess.) At a minimum, I suspect I’ll need a few new pairs of pants. But I need to go through my closet and assess things first.
Make stuff. I’ve been on a fabric buying kick lately, and then my visit to Quilt Festival left my brain reeling with about a zillion different projects I’d like to tackle. Isn’t that always how it goes? But I’m starting to feel a little manic about my sewing goals, which means it’s time for a step back. This month I want to focus only on the stuff I am most excited about at this particularl moment. This means letting go of any notion I had of making a quilt to enter in QuiltCon this year. (Hey, there’s always next year. Or the year after that.) This means letting my La Passacaglia quilt continue to sit for a while. This means not getting started on Charlotte’s cross stitch stocking just yet, since I knew from the start that a Christmas 2015 finish wouldn’t be possible.
For November, my first goal is finishing Elizabeth’s quilt — I’m really close. Once I get that done, I want to work on a scrappy mini kaleidoscope quilt that I’ve got in my head. And finally, and only if there is time, I want to work on some Farmer’s Wife blocks. We’ll see how it goes.
Relax and enjoy my final month of maternity leave. I’ve made some progress on my “wish list” but, in the wise words of Elsa, I need to let it gooooo.