So I blinked and July was over. Not that I’m complaining because this summer seems to be going by quickly! Overall I think I did good on my July goals. I like to set monthly goals because I feel like they keep me more accountable, especially during marathon training.
Since it’s the start of August so that means it’s time for some new monthly goals – Let’s discuss!
First, let’s take a look at my goals from July:
Grade B+. Definitely room for improvement, but I feel like I’m on the right track. I got back into the habit of my green smoothies and beet juice drinks. Last week I made really good (if I do say so myself) buffalo chicken and I used it to top my salads for lunch. This is something that I know I need to keep doing to make it routine/easy for me.
Do some “Summer Cleaning”
Grade: A+. I have a few bags of items to drop off these week. I think I did a good job of donating/selling items that I no longer use, want or wear anymore.
Balance life and marathon training
Grade: B+. I’m getting there. I did go out with a friend for Happy Hour earlier in the month. I also saw a movie and volunteered at an event. It was nice to do things other than work, train, blog and sleep!
Here are my goals for August:
Complete my long runs for marathon training
In August I have four long runs and no cutback weeks. Each long run will be between 12-18 miles. I’m just really hoping (fingers crossed) that my body can handle it and not freak out on me (I’m talking to you knees)!
Continue with my PT exercises
The PT exercises are a great compliment to my new stretching routine. I’ve been doing then at least once, and sometimes twice a day. All of the moves take about 15 minutes to complete, so it’s definitely not something that takes a lot of time out of my day. My hope is that these exercises will continue to strengthen my hips, quads, etc.
Enjoy my Staycation
I have some vacation time to use up at work so I’m taking off the last week in August. I have no vacation plans, so it will be a staycation. Of course I’ll still be training during this time, and will probably complete a few errands, but I really want to make sure I enjoy this time off. This means enjoying a book, some alcohol (hello pina colada) and maybe a beach day.
Do you set monthly goals? If so, do you have any goals for August?