september goals

August was a rough month for me. A stressful month at work combined with some health issues has gotten me behind in multiple aspects of my life. I can’t believe summer is already coming to an end, but I can’t wait for the weather to start getting cooler. And of course, for pumpkin season.

I want to use my September goals to get back on track. I have a lot of areas that I want to improve this month and stay on top of. I definitely want to finally get back into (and stay into) the swing of things with my blogging. With my first half marathon coming up on November 19 (run with me and get 10% off your registration using code XOLAURENELIZ16), I need to start doing a lot more running. Expect my running to also start showing up in more posts around here.

Here are my September goals:

  1. Read 4 books. I’m one book ahead of schedule on my 2016 reading goal, and I want to make sure I stay ahead. If you have any recommendations for great reads, let me know!
  2. Run 5 days a week. I usually wouldn’t be so ambitious in my training. But I have a 10k coming up the first weekend of October, and I’m a couple weeks behind in training. Getting extra running days in each week will help me get caught up on that training.
  3. Reach 1,000 pageviews. It’s not a secret that my blogging lately has been spotty at best. And my pageviews reflect that. I’m hoping to get my pageviews back up with more regular blogging this month.

Looks like I’ll be doing a lot of reading and running this month! What are you hoping to accomplish this September?

  • You can totally do it with your running and reading goals! At least it’ll start to cool down in September, right? I just finished reading Salt To The Sea and absolutely loved it, but it’s a pretty heart wrenching WWII book. We also read The Woman in Cabin 10 for book club, and really enjoyed that one as well! It’s a really good thriller!

    • Thanks! Yes, I’m definitely looking forward to some cooler weather for my runs! I’ve heard great things about Salt to the Sea and The Woman in Cabin 10. I’m adding them both to my list!

  • It’s such a good idea to write down your goals! I want to read more this month, too, so here’s to hoping we can do it!

    xx katie // a touch of teal

    • As long as we can make some extra time for reading, I’m sure we can!

  • Good luck with your half-marathon training! I am currently training for a half and a full. I hope to stay on track this month!