Where is time going?!? How can it already be July 1st? It feels like 2015 just started and that I was setting both my yearly goal as well as my first set of monthly goals for the year!
Unlike May, June went far better as far as my fitness goes. I’m attributing that it to the fact that I spent all of May battling nausea and exhaustion, and by mid-June was feeling mostly like my old self again. I’m definitely trying to take advantage of my rediscovered energy during this second trimester of pregnancy, especially since we have lots coming up on our calendar and I’m trying to take care of a lot of chores at home now that I’m also on summer break.
So how did it go it terms of my three goals this past month?
1. Run, walk, and elliptical at least 70 miles.
I successfully logged just over 71 miles last month, which included three long runs of 6, 7, and 8 miles in length.
2. Listen to my body.
I’ve become pretty good at recognizing when I need extra rest. Although I completed all of my planned runs last month, there were some weeks where cross training took a hit because my body screamed for extra rest.
3. Use the elliptical.
I only used the elliptical twice this past month. I’m not disappointed in myself, I just wish that there had been fewer days that I had come home from work exhausted and ready for bed before dinner was even on the table.
I’m hopeful and optimistic that with my rising energy level that I’ll be able to have another successful month in July. However, that doesn’t mean that I can just neglect what my pregnant body tells me it needs.
1. Run, walk, and elliptical at least 75 miles.
Since I met my mileage goal in June, its only natural that I up the ante this month.
2. Continue to listen to my body.
This will likely be a part of my monthly goals between now and when the baby is born.
3. Enjoy the month’s social activities.
Preston and I have a lot on our calendar this month. We’ll be celebrating Independence Day with friends on Saturday, and then later this month will be headed to Seattle to celebrate the marriage of two of my college friends. I’m also co-hosting a bridal shower for another friend whose wedding I’m in next month, and the same weekend we also will have a night on the town for her Bachelorette party. At the end of the month, Preston and I will also be celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary. Its going to be a very busy month!
QOTD: What are your goals for July?