Its hard to believe that another month has come and gone! Where is 2014 going? I need it to slow down and not fly by so fast! With how busy everything has been lately, I’m a couple of days late in reflecting on last month’s goals and setting goals for the coming month. Better late than never though!
I ran one race in May – the BA5k on Mother’s Day. Without any major races this past month, my intent was to focus on using May to make improvements in my running speed and endurance, my weight training, and to use yoga as a way to help me relax more.
During the month of May, I was on a bit of a roller coaster in regards to making progress meeting my monthly goals. My May goals were very similar to my April goals, as my overall priority was to make progress on the areas that I had been focusing on. For the first half of the month I did very well focusing on all three of my goals (mileage, yoga, and weight training), but by the end of the month I started to find it extremely difficult to find time for everything on my plate. Unfortunately, my training was the main thing that I let slide.
1. Run, walk, and elliptical a total of 65 miles.
I completed 52.4 miles in May, which was 80% of my mileage goal for the month. I was on target to complete all 65 miles until about a week and a half ago, when our schedule got extremely busy with house buying related activities, and then of course we were out of town for the last four days of the month, during which I only ran a 5k.
2. Make yoga a higher priority.
Practicing yoga was almost nonexistent this past month. I definitely need to work more on this.
3. Weight train at least twice a week.
Other than this past week, I was on track in meeting my weight training goal for the month. Of my three monthly goals, I was most successful in meeting this goal.
I’m trying to not beat myself up too much for not meeting my goals this past month. Life has gotten extremely busy, and training is only a part of my life.
Because of the roller coaster that May was, I want to give these same goals another try during the month of June. With my school responsibilities for the year starting to die down, I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to make greater progress in not only meeting these goals but also making improvements to my overall health and lifestyle.
QOTD: Do you ever revisit goals in order to seek improvement?