For the first time in at least a year and a half, I did not write out my monthly goals for this past month. One of the many reasons that I share my goals here on the blog is because I find that it helps with my accountability. I feel that if I share my goals publicly that I am more likely to follow through on reaching them.
This past month is certainly proof as to why it is important for me to verbalize my goals. Being away for the first week of the month threw me off in multiple ways, including not being in my normal routine of reflecting on the previous month’s goals and then setting new monthly goals for myself. With a lack of goals for the month of May, I found it incredibly difficult to stay focused on my bigger health and fitness goals for 2018, and I spent more time trying to talk myself into getting back on track than actually being on track. Not setting specific goals for the month backfired, and now I feel like I need to undo several bad habits that I let myself get into during the month of May.
My focus for the month of June will be on setting the refresh button and not letting any excuses get in my way of doing so.
1. Log at least 100 miles.
I am currently very behind track when it comes to reaching my 2018 mileage goal of 1,200 miles. As of last night, my current mileage total for May is a mere 50.2 miles, and my 2018 total is 418.0 miles. I have a lot of work to do to get back on track towards 1,200 miles for the year, but logging at least 100 miles in June will put me in the right direction. I have just under 70 miles of running on my training calendar, and I’m sure that with focus and dedication I can easily log another 30 miles between the elliptical and walking.
2. Lose at least 2 pounds.
Unfortunately, being out of a routine and being incredibly unfocused led to me gaining weight this past month. I need to get back on track with my weight loss goal for the year.
3. Work out at least five days per week.
With Chicago Marathon training starting on Monday, at least three days each week will be dedicated to running. In addition to running, I also need to focus on cross and strength training in order to help prevent injury. Cross and strength training will be increasingly important as the miles increase this summer during my marathon training.
4. Weight train at least two days per week.
Even though I dread weight training, I know that it is incredibly important and very beneficial for multiple reasons. I need to be better about consistently incorporating it into my workout routine.
QOTD: What are your goals for June?