Year 2015 and a half

Do you remember the blog I posted a few months ago about goals and how to have a great 2015 (click here)?

Well this post is about evaluating what you have done and how you can still make 2015 a great year!

Look back at your goals list and see which once you have already accomplished or still working on. Some made an actions plan which means the things they are going to do to help them reach their goals. A few evaluation questions that you have to ask yourself when taking ANY further steps.

  • Are these still my goals and actions I want to take and reach?
  • How far have I came?
  • What have I learned from (the wrong approach, decisions, strategies) it?
  • How can I improve my second half year of 2015?
  • Is it SMART?
  • Do I have to adjust my plans?
  • Can I add more goals/action plans?

Essential questions! If you have some of your own or related to your goals please add them and write everything down in your journal if you have kept one. You can also just write it on a piece of paper. But it is important to have it written down somewhere (HAND WRITTEN PLEASE) and carry it with you.

Look every once in a while and use it as a compass to your goals.

And never forget to thank yourself for the past few months and the progress (even if it is VERY SMALL). You are doing great!

Stockholm marathon

Last week Saturday I ran the Stockholm marathon, it was in one word AMAZING!

The day before I went out, not such a great idea but I did have lots of fun, so I do not regret that for sure. The next day I woke up on time had a good breakfast and took my stuff and went to the Stadium. Lots of people were there, many supporters and a great atmosphere. Everybody was ready for the marathon!

So I changed into my SuperMaani outfit, got ready and went to the bathroom one more time just in case. Then I headed to the starting line. I was alone but that was okay.

People started running at a slow pace in the beginning, and I took it slow as well. Over 16,000 runners were there to run this amazing marathon in this beautiful city Stockholm.

I enjoyed every bit of it, Stockholm is so beautiful! The weather was great, first it was raining a bit and then the sun was shining. The volunteers were great as well as the supporters along the side. They had many snacks at the power stations which was great, it’s good to have a variety of snacks while running.

I was dressed up in pink as SuperMaani. Many little girls along the way pointed at me and their parents. I couldn’t help it but to give them all a high five, and waving at them. I did feel like a SuperWoman running the marathon. The feeling I had while running was just great, it felt like a meditation. The route was amazing and the places that where we were running was great! Although the hills made it a bit harder than I expected. I was amazed by the types of people I saw, old and young, “fat” and slim, all of these people were just so happy and I loved to see them all running.

I got so tired after 38KM, I couldn’t move anymore and walked for almost 3KM. Then when I reached the last KM I started running fast! And there I was again at the stadium, I saw the finish line and took a sprint! I was so happy and emotional, my second marathon is now history, I DID IT AGAIN!!!!

At the finish they were giving massages to the runners, beer, snacks and hotdogs. I went and picked up my marathon t-shirt and had some snacks. A friend of mine picked me up and took me to the hotel.

That evening I just snuggled in my bed with lots of snacks watched 2 movies and slept like a baby!

The next day I woke up early and was ready to meet another friend and enjoy Stockholm one more time.

Next year I will definitely go and run again, a marathon like this is hard to miss.

I’m a happy marathon finisher 🙂

SuperMaani outfit

SuperMaani outfit

Packing my stuff and heading to the marathon

Packing my stuff and heading to the marathon

Ready to go

Ready to go

!6,000 + runners

16,000 + runners

Happy finisher

Happy finisher

The shirt and the medal

The shirt and the medal

Going back home, but first enjoying the sun

Going back home, but first enjoying the sun

Stockholm from the sky

Stockholm from the sky

 

Monday Funday

Hi everyone,

I had a busy week and couldn’t find time to write a new blog. However, to make it up to you I found some nice pictures that can motivate you to get through the day called MONDAY. It’s a day that not many of us like, but I think that we shouldn’t be so hard on Monday itself. Lets get motivated, and forgive Monday for being Monday.

Monday Morning Motivation

Monday Morning Motivation