How in the heck did it already become September!
I made some running goals for the year in January and it’s time to check in to see how I’m progressing on them.
Goal: Run 1,000 miles in 2016. I’m progressing on this very well. I got in 100 miles in August … my highest monthly mileage to date! My mileage is steadily increasing, and will continue through the year. I am on path to meet this goal.
Goal: Run 4 Half Marathons in 2016. I’ve ran 3 so far – 1. Jail Break Run, 2. Run Like A Diva, 3. Running With The Cows. I am currently training for the Houston Half at the end of October. In addition, I am planning on running a 5th Half Marathon in December, the Santa Hustle in Galveston, so I will exceed this goal.
Goal: Register for and start training for the 2017 Houston Marathon. I’m registered. I have my training plan and training will commence in a few weeks.
I’m doing something a bit different this month and making some monthly goals as there are a few things that I think I can improve on.
These are the goals that I am focusing on for this month:
- Eat Better – In August I fell into the trap of eating like crap, and my energy levels and the overall way that I felt tanked. My goal for September is to limit junk food and candy and eat more healthy, unprocessed meals.
- Strengthening exercises – I haven’t done any other type of exercises since earlier this year when I was doing HIIT 2x/week. My goal for September is to do HIIT or body weight exercises 2x/week.
- Foam rolling – I’ve dropped off from foam rolling and my legs are not very happy. My goal for September is to foam roll after each run.
- Yoga – I haven’t practiced yoga in several months. My goal for September is to get in a yoga workout at least 1x/week.
- Listen to my body – With the upped mileage and higher intensity workouts, I’ve been more tired and feeling a little sore at times. My goal for September is to listen to my body and be ok with what it is telling me, at times I may need to force a rest day or lower down on intensity.
I’m feeling good about the progress I’ve made with my yearly goals. I think that making monthly goals will keep me accountable for the things I tell myself that I need to do more of and keep me healthy.