It’s a bit early…

Hello everyone!

Another Monday rolls around and we edge ever nearer to 2020 and new goals and aims for the coming year.  It feels like 2019 has been a bit of a non-event for me personally as injury caused me to change many of my plans.  Yes, it’s a bit early to do a end of year round up, but I’m feeling I’m in a place to set new goals for the remainder of 2019 and on into 2020.

First though, a little about 2019 so far…


  • I had to cancel one metric marathon (26.2km), two half marathons, five 10ks, and a 5.3 mile trail race
  • I’ve ran in two Borders League (2018/19 season), one 2019/20 season, two 10ks, one 5 mile, and four 5k races
  • I have ran/walked 13 parkruns, in six different locations
  • I reached my parkrun 25 volunteer milestone
  • I am calendar secretary and on the blogging team for my running club


  • I started watercolour painting and joined an art class
  • I have written 41 poems
  • I have submitted my children’s book to publishers and agents
  • I have started writing other children’s books
  • I have become vegan
  • I am more focused on minimising environmental impact
  • I had to quit my samba drumming band
  • I’ve had a new kitchen installed and a utility room created
  • I have designed my own Christmas/greetings cards
  • I have become a cat-mum!

Without stretching my brain too much that’s a pretty impressive list, and I’m sure there’s stuff I’ve missed.

Onto new goals and plans and hopes…

  1. to take part in all Borders League races (2019/20 season)
  2. to plan for and learn from the Christmas market stall
  3. to have a stall at International Women’s Day
  4. to work on my business plan – vague, I know
  5. to run a half marathon (or two)
  6. to continue painting and art class
  7. to visit the local art gallery every month

That’s a good start, I’m sure more goals will occur to me as the months go by.

Does anyone else feel in a similar transitional stage?  Moving forward with positivity and enthusiasm?

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

13 thoughts on “It’s a bit early…

    1. That’s a lovely thing to say 🙂
      I’ve never been into new year resolustions but it’s good to have goals and a general sense of where you hope life may take you. Good luck in setting out your plans for the future x

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