Last month I waited until six days into the month to share my monthly goals. This month its five days. Let me tell you, life has just been busy lately!
Like last month, I’m still seeing the chiropractor three times a week for ongoing care from January’s car accident. I’m hopeful that I’ll be officially released from the car accident soon, or that at the very least my doctor will feel confident in reducing the number of times a week that my back is adjusted. Spending three afternoons a week at the chiropractor since the beginning of February has definitely cut into my weekday workout time.
As you all know, I spent the first several days of April still on vacation in Florida, and other than walking around Disney World, didn’t do any other training until after we got back from vacation. Once I got going though, the month of April was a very productive month.
1. Run, walk, and elliptical at least 60 miles.
Although I didn’t use the elliptical at all last month, I did run and walk a total of 61.3 miles. My 61 miles included three races: the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, the Jaguar 5k, and the Manassas Runway 10k.
2. Get enough sleep.
Some nights I was much better about this than other nights. There were plenty of nights that I fell asleep on the couch watching TV. I really need to be better about just going to bed when I feel tired.
3. Weight train at least twice a week.
Other than the first week of the month, I was routinely able to weight train twice a week. I’ve definitely felt stronger as a result.
With yesterday marking the start of my half marathon training for Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach, I want to spend May trying to ensure that I get all of my training miles in, while also continuing to balance that with other things going on in life.
1. Run, walk, and elliptical at least 70 miles.
As I move ahead in my half marathon training, I need to focus on slowly increasing my mileage.
2. Listen to my body.
Between AP testing, state testing, and other end of the school year activities, May and June are the two busiest months of the school year. Add in lots going on in our personal lives, and that makes for a very busy period of time. If I’m overwhelmed, stressed, or just plain tired, I need to recognize when its better for me to take extra rest than to push forward with my training.
3. Use the elliptical.
Since I didn’t use the elliptical at all last month, I want to focus on reincorporating the elliptical back into my cross training routine.
QOTD: What are your goals for May?