Are we really already halfway through 2014? It feels like New Year’s was just yesterday, and that I was finishing my preparations to run my first half marathon. And now I’m in the middle of my training cycle for my third half marathon – unbelievable!
For the month of June I decided to revisit my May goals since I felt as though I hadn’t succeeded in making significant progress in meeting my three goals. I’m beyond happy to report that I met two of my three goals, and that I made progress towards meeting the third.
1. Run, walk, and elliptical a total of 65 miles.
After two months of trying, I met my goal to log 65 miles in one month! Yesterday, I completed my 65th mile, and seeing my monthly stats yesterday on RunKeeper was so fulfilling.
2. Make yoga a higher priority.
While I did better about making time for yoga in June than I did in May, I could have done better, especially during the first half of the month.
3. Weight train at least twice a week.
Just like with my monthly mileage, finding time to weight train was always at the front of my mind this past month. I truly believe that my focus and dedication to weight training has contributed to my ability to also increase my running speed.
My theme for July is moving forward: moving forward to better things with Preston as we buy our first house, and fitness wise, moving forward with my half marathon training plan. Based on the progress that I made last month, and knowing how busy July is going to be with closing on our new house this week, and subsequently moving, I’m made the following three goals my priority for July.
1. Run, walk, and elliptical a total of 70 miles.
I met my 65 mile goal last month, so pushing myself to complete an additional 5 miles only seems natural.
2. Make yoga a priority.
For the past two months, I’ve pledged to make yoga a higher priority. It just needs to be a priority. Period.
3. Stay on track with my half marathon training.
There will be a lot going on in the coming month. We’ll be closing on our first house on Wednesday, working on painting over the long holiday weekend, and will be moving into our new house on July 12th. Unpacking and decorating our new house will be exciting, but I cannot let it keep me distracted from keeping on track with my training plan for Virginia Beach.
QOTD: What are your goals for July?