Its the first day of a new month, which means its time for another look at my monthly goals! Like the past several months, September absolutely flew by. Between the start of my eighth year of teaching, running my fifth half marathon, our baby shower, and life in general, I feel like I blinked and this month just blew right by me.
With how busy this past month was, I’m trying to not be too hard on myself for not meeting most of my monthly goals. I put forth the best effort that I could, and I’m trying to remind myself that not every goal is meant to be reached, but rather meant to help serve as motivation for working towards something.
1. Run, walk, and elliptical at least 60 miles.
My September total wound up only coming to 46.9 miles. Given that I had a week and a half this past month of zero working out (almost the entire week after Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach, as well as this entire week so far), I’m impressed that I logged as many miles as I did. This was actually my lowest mileage month since last December, so I’m hopeful that September was just a fluke and that this isn’t a preview of what the remaining months of my pregnancy will look like.
2. Continue to listen to my body.
This is the one goal that I can proudly say that I fully achieved. When my body screamed for extra rest I took it, and not once did I let myself feel guilty about taking the extra rest.
3. Weight train at least once a week.
Just as I mentioned with my mileage goal reflection, I’ve had almost a week and a half this month of time when I couldn’t work out. But the weeks that I could work out, I did fit in one weight training session each of those weeks. Was it as much as I would have liked? No. But at this point I’ll take what I can get.
Now that I’m 28 weeks pregnant and in the third trimester, its hard to predict what my body will be up for each day in terms of physical activity. Like always, I’ll continue to set monthly goals, but I’m also not going to beat myself up if I can’t reach my goals for some reason.
That’s right, I’m going to give my September goals another try. Its another month, and hopefully things will go a bit better this month, especially now that I’ll well into my school year routine. I know it’ll be a slow start to the month since I’m currently sick. Like I shared yesterday, I’ve been sick since Sunday. What started as a cold and what I thought had turned into a sinus infection turns out to be worse than I thought. I found out yesterday afternoon that I have an upper respiratory infection. At 28 weeks pregnant. Definitely not something fun to be dealing with. But hopefully the antibiotics that I’m now on will start taking effect soon and I won’t feel couch ridden for too much longer.
I’m definitely eager to get out there and get moving, but also don’t want to get out there too soon and prolong being sick any longer than I have to be. Thankfully, my OB settled my fear yesterday that being sick is putting the baby at risk, but I’m also looking forward to our scheduled ultrasound tomorrow afternoon just so that I can see our little guy moving on the screen and hear his little heartbeat. Though trust me, he’s been kicking me enough lately to make his presence well known. It feels like he’s been kicking me harder than usual over the past couple of days, almost as if he’s mad at me for all of the sneezing and coughing that I’ve been doing.
QOTD: What are your goals for October?