Friday, December 2, 2011

November Thirty Day Challenge Recap and December's Challenges

Yesterday I reported on my walking blog that I walked three miles.  The day before, I walked 3.25 miles.  As it turned out, after I wrote that blog, I ended up walking another couple of miles plus because of a meeting I had to go to.  So all told yesterday I walked more than five miles.  Whoa!

Today is the first day I've walked up after a walk and have felt my muscles in my legs being moderately sore and stiff.  Prior to now, my muscles were never sore, it was always my joints because I had so much weight on them, that they were screaming in protest at the exercise.  Well, my hips ankles and knees are fine.  So, I'm pretty stoked.  This is good!

It also means that I blew my 30 day walking goal for November out of the water.  Yay me!  I was only planning on being able to walk two miles a day by the end of November and I beat that by a long ways.  In fact, tomorrow I'm planning on trying myself out on a five mile urban hike around Oaks Park to see how I do at that distance.  Whee!

My other two challenges I didn't do as well.  I had vowed to keep on logging my food intake into calorie count for the month, but during that 10 or 11 days that I was sick over Thanksgiving, and the following days after that I didn't do it at all.  I also didn't manage to make my NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words, either.  But at least I'm almost 8000 words higher than I was before!

So now I'm looking at December and trying to figure out what my goals will be for his month.  Hmm.

I think I'll go with the following:

1) I'll get back on track with logging my food intake.
2) I'm going to be able to walk 5 miles regularly, four to five days a week by the end of the month.
3) I want to learn one new word a day from the dictionary and use it properly in a sentence.  That could be fun!
4) I will write one page a day in my novel or in one of my scripts.  As long as I keep writing daily, hopefully it will help me get in that habit, even if it's just a little bit.  I'm terrible at sitting my butt down and doing it!  

 What are your 30 day challenges for December?