May didn’t go quite as I’d hoped. Being sick for a full week definitely put me behind in reaching my fitness goals, and then it took awhile to get back on track once I was finally over my cold. That, coupled with an extremely busy month at school with AP and state testing, made for being a bit distracted on the fitness month.
Looking back at last May, I faced many of the same difficulties. May is one of the busiest and most stressful months of the entire school year, so I’m not surprised that I struggled to once again meet my goals this past month. I’m not being hard on myself, mainly because its still early on in half marathon training and I have plenty of time to build my mileage up.
1. Run, walk, and elliptical at least 70 miles.
I logged a total of 50.7 miles, a far cry from my goal of 70 miles. Given that I went an entire week without training, I’m pretty proud of what I did accomplish.
2. Listen to my body.
When I started to feel sick, I started taking the extra rest that my body was screaming for. In the past I would have felt guilty about taking the extra rest, but this past month I didn’t.
3. Use the elliptical.
Despite my best intentions, this was the second month in a row that I didn’t use the elliptical.
With the school year coming to a close this month, I know that I’ll have more time to focus on and dedicate to my training. I’m excited to spend more time and energy focusing on becoming a stronger runner by revisiting my May goals.
Just like last June, I’m giving my May goals a repeat try this June. I don’t want to ignore my goals just because I had trouble achieving them. Missing the mark on two of my three goals actually has me that much more motivated to work towards achieving them this month.
QOTD: Do you ever revisit goal(s) if you had trouble achieving them?