April 21, 2011

F'ing SMART

This week has mainly been about focusing on my goals. I really do like the whole S.M.A.R.T goal concept. For those of you just tuning in, SMART stands for specific, measurable, action oriented, realistic, and within a specified time-frame.

What happens though, when life gets in the way? I had plans yesterday to start converting my copious collection of quotes into a database. I planned to attend water aerobics. What actually happened was I stayed up too late Tuesday night, slept through water aerobics, then worked at my parents for over 7 hours. I didn't get home until 8pm, and was not in the proper frame of mind at that point to think about my database. Today, I planned to read The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, but I can't find it, anywhere. All the bookstores in my area have closed, and while Target got me started with the first two books in the series, they do not currently carry the third. Tomorrow I planned to attend Friends Night Out with Superman, but he is now traveling to Chicago to visit his Mum for the weekend.

What I'm doing is F'ing S.M.A.R.T. Flexibility. Sometimes, things just don't work out the way you planned. That doesn't mean give up on the goal. It means you have to be flexible, work around things, and sometimes change the goal to fit.

So, yesterday was a wash, except my legs and hips are stiff from standing, sitting, squatting, and climbing ladders and stairs all day. I'm ok with that. Today, I found a copy of Born To Run, which is also on my reading list. Tomorrow I'll stay home and eat a healthy pre-race dinner, instead of fatty, salty mexican food. I'll start the database then too, as I will have more time than today. Today I get to spend with Superman, since he'll be gone all weekend.

Speaking of the weekend:
Ain't it the truth?!?

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Does the library have the book? There's a book store at Cedar & Richmond (Borders)