Happy Tuesday! So we’re officially half way through 2019 and I still can’t believe that it’s July! As usual, we had a cold Winter but our Spring, or lack thereof, left much to be decided. Now Summer is in full swing with temperatures in the 90s every day. It’s been quite the rollercoaster!
…and now it’s time to do a mid-year review. Let’s get started!
Looking back, I haven’t been too busy the first half of the year and I actually enjoyed it!
Running and Racing
Even though I haven’t been racing a lot this year, I still tried to get in 2-3 runs a week, including ‘longish’ runs on the weekend. Always good to keep a good base so that training doesn’t feel as difficult when you do finally have to train for a race. I did 5 races this year, including 2 half marathons in 2 new states (I’m hoping to run in at least 1 other new state this year).
I really hit my stride with Peloton the first half of the year. I completed the Ride Tabata with Robin program and I’m currently doing the #CrushYourCore program. Not only did I complete 100 cycle classes, but I also tried out other classes on the app like strength training, running and yoga.
I’ve been trying to be a good blogger and post here at least twice, sometimes three times a week. Although I’m not sure that many people read blogs anymore, I do enjoy writing and it’s a nice way for me to connect with my running friends all over the country. I also signed on as co-host for the Tuesday Topics link up with Zenaida and it’s going really well so far!
Here’s how I’m doing on my 2019 goals:
Run a minimum of 50 miles per month
I’ve hit this goal every month so far and I have no doubt I will continue to hit at least 50 miles a month for the rest of the year. So far my monthly mileage has been:
January – 60 miles
February – 50 miles
March – 57 miles
April – 56 miles
May – 62 miles
June – 67 miles
Live my best life
I’m trying to do this and I think I’m succeeding. It’s kind of hard to measure this once since you can’t attach a number to it, but overall I’m a pretty happy person and I enjoy my life. One thing I can work on is my nutrition because I know that I can do better when it comes to this aspect of my life.
Get outside my comfort zone
This is hard for me but I’m putting my best foot forward! Trying OrangeTheory Fitness is something that is way out of my comfort zone, but I’m so happy that I’m enjoying the classes. I’ve also raised my hand more at work to get involved in more projects and give more presentations. While out of my comfort zone, I know that it will be beneficial to me in the long run.
Educate myself more on running
I need to work on this as I’m only read one running related book this year – whoomp whoomp! I think that I just need to set some time aside every day to read – even if it’s just 10-15 minutes.
That’s it for my mid-year review. I’m looking forward to what the next 6 months will bring!
How were the first 6 months of the year for you?
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