Like I’ve shared a couple of times, May was a very challenging month for me. One of the big reasons why it was as challenging as it was was due to the fact that I didn’t set any goals to help me stay focused. I changed that for the month of June, and boy did it make a huge difference.
1. Log at least 100 miles.
As of today my mileage total for the month is 92.1 miles, and I have a ten mile long run on tap for tomorrow. It feels good to know that my hard work paid off this month and that I will reach my mileage goal. My current 2018 mileage total is 514.5 miles, and after tomorrow’s long run I will still be about 75 miles shy of where I should be in order to be 100% on track for the year. But I still have half a year to turn things around and get back on track. I have no doubt that as the mileage increases with marathon training that I will be able to in fact get back on track with my yearly mileage goal of 1,200 miles.
2. Lose at least 2 pounds.
Even though I ended the month almost two pounds heavier than I started the month at, I’m fairly certain that its mostly muscle weight that I have gained. I cannot be disappointed about that whatsoever.
3. Work out at least five days per week.
Not only did I work out at least five days per week every week this past month, but two weeks I exercised six days in a week. Now that I am out of school for summer vacation, it is very easy to want to be outside and active with my little man. We’ve been going for lots of extra walks, and sometimes that also results in spending time at the playground with him.
4. Weight train at least two days per week.
I was on track with this goal until mid-month when I had my nasty fall during a long run. After the fall, my body was quite sore and I found it difficult to want to do any strength training. I am starting to feel up to weight training again.
Overall, June was a successful month on the fitness front and I’m looking forward to July being just as if not more successful.
1. Log at least 115 miles.
This is a 15 mile increase over my June goal. With my long runs increasing in distance for my marathon training, this goal should be more than manageable.
2. Work out at least six days per week.
With me spending extra time outside and taking extra walks with little man, I want to see if I can push myself to complete an extra work out each week. This goal is going to be a stretch for me, especially since I will be out of town twice in July. But we’ll see what I’m able to accomplish.
3. Weight train at least two days per week.
Weight training needs to happen, especially as my marathon training continues to ramp up so that I can prevent injury. I need to make weight training a higher priority than I did in June.
4. Stay on track while away from home.
Like I already mentioned, I will be out of town twice in July. We are headed to New Jersey to spend the long 4th of July weekend with my in-laws, and then little man and I will be flying to Illinois towards the end of the month for a visit with my family. So while I am looking looking forward to our upcoming travels, being away from home will also make it more challenging to stay on track with my marathon training and health and fitness goals.
You will notice that for the first time all year losing weight is not on my list of monthly goals. With the amount of travel coming up over the next two months, it will be difficult to accurately keep track of my weight. As long as I stay active, keep up with my training, and make healthy food choices, then I cannot be disappointed with my weight when I return home mid-August.
QOTD: What are your goals for July?