August 2018 Goals

With a lot of focus, dedication, and persistence, I managed to meet the majority of my July goals.  Doing so certainly wasn’t without any challenges, mainly since I’ve been home with little man for the summer and his schedule, needs, and interests trump my own desire to workout.

1.  Log at least 115 miles.

Grade: A

My mileage total for July was 115.2 miles, 73 miles of which I ran.  That brings my 2018 total mileage to 643.4 miles.  At the end of June I was 75 miles shy of being on track with my 2018 mileage goal of 1,200 miles, and July’s hard work made brought me even closer to being on track.  I’m now just under 57 miles shy of being on track.

I closed out July with a 5 mile progression run on the hotel treadmill in Key Largo

2.  Work out at least six days per week.

Grade: B+

When I set this goal for myself I knew that it would be a huge challenge.  With numerous rainy days in July, it made it impossible for little man and I to spend as much time outside as we would have liked to.  This resulted in fewer stroller runs and walks, and thus limited my ability some days to work out.  I worked out at least five days every week, so I’m considering that a success.

3.  Weight train at least two days per week.

Grade: A

After several months of having this goal for myself, I finally reached it.  Wahoo!

4.  Stay on track while away from home.

Grade: A

Not only have I made my fitness a priority during all of my summer travels, but I’ve also been trying to make mostly healthy eating decisions.  Not only am I happy with the decisions that I’ve been making but I feel good too.

After a successful and productive July I’m incredibly motivated to make August just as great of a month as July was.

1.  Log at least 130 miles.

My goal is to log at least 15 miles more than I did in July.  Fingers crossed that this goal is able to be met, especially once I’m back to work mid-August.

2.  Work out at least six days per week.

Even though this was a stretch for me last month, I want to challenge myself with this goal again in August.  We’ll see what happens!

3.  Focus on healthy eating.

Even while being away from home there are plenty of healthy food options to choose from.  While in Illinois I focused on limiting my snacking (its definitely tempting to snack around the clock when your active toddler loves to snack!), and will do so when I return to Illinois next week.  While I’m in Florida with my husband (who is here on a temporary assignment for work), I’m focusing on making healthy meal choices, especially when we’re out to eat at a restaurant.

4.  Continue to stay on track while away from home.

This applies to both healthy eating as well as staying on track with my marathon training.  The Chicago Marathon will be here before I know it!

QOTD: What are your goals for August?

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21 Responses to August 2018 Goals

  1. You rocked July’s goals! My goals this month is to run a half marathon in under 2 hours. I think I’m on track pretty well for that. Then I’ll take some nice easy recovery time before making new goals.

  2. Darlene says:

    You did great this month. I am so impressed. esp on working out.

    I have no goals for August or any month. I hope to stay active, and healthy and get in enough miles to complete my Sept half marathon.

  3. You are crushing your goals this month. Way to get in the strength training you have been wanting to do for months. I am finding it very hard to run in our lovely weather

  4. Lesley says:

    I want to stay healthy too, and I’ll have to figure out ways to do it on my cruise.

  5. Good job on your goals!! I don’t have any specific goals, just mainly to continue my weekly HIIT workouts and speedwork…both have made a huge difference in my energy, fitness, and muscle tone 😉

  6. Karen :0) says:

    You did great with July! Congrats on reaching your goals!

  7. Coco says:

    You did so well on your goals! I haven’t really set any but need to so I don’t flounder.

  8. You did a great job with your July goals! Here’s to a great August!

  9. angela@marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    Summer is such a hard time to stay on track! Kudos to you for making it a priority!!

  10. WAY to go lady! Super proud of you! Summer feels more of a challenge to stay on tack with workouts and not snacking! My nanny kids seem to want to snack 24/7! LOL

    My main goals focus on water intake and getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night!
    Cheers to an amazing August!

  11. Farrah says:

    Great job on meeting most of your July goals!! I need to do your goal #2! :[ Best of luck to you on your goals for this month!

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