New Month, New Goals! I had a solid month of training in March. I’m looking forward to continuing that momentum in April.
First, let’s review the monthly goals I set for March.
Commit to Half Marathon Training
March was a solid month of training! I completed all of my runs but missed a few strength training/yoga workouts.
No Junk Food
I’m still going strong on this one! I will admit that I did indulge in some cheesecake on my birthday, but other than that I have not had any junk food since Ash Wednesday.
Try 2 New Recipes
This didn’t happen so I’m going to set this as a goal for April.
Here are my goals for April:
Mix Up My Running
As I have mentioned before, I don’t have any time goals for my half marathon next month. I’m using this training cycle, and the half marathon, to have a great base as I enter marathon training in June. That being said, I haven’t been doing any speed work, tempo runs, etc. Sometimes my IT band injury tends to flare up when I try to run faster, but I might try running some faster paces just to see how it feels. At this point in my running, I’m not overly concerned with PRs (although I do want a marathon PR), but running a little faster is always nice!
Try 2 New Recipes
Because this was a big fat fail for March, I’m making it another goal for April. More specifically, I want to try two new recipes from the Run Fast, Eat Slow Cookbook. I’ve been told that I HAVE to try the Recovery Quinoa Salad, so I know that will be one off the two recipes.
Yoga Once a Week
You would think this would be an easy goal, right? Well for some reason I keep skimping on Yoga. I know it’s because it’s not my favorite thing to do. I don’t love yoga, but I know it is something that is neccessary for me. Also after a run, the main thing I want to do is jump in the shower, not do uncomfortable poses for 30-45 minutes. But I’m just going to suck it up and really get it done this month. Once a week is a not impossible and I need to JUST DO IT!
Do you set monthly fitness goals? Do you have any goals for April?