Happy Wednesday! How is it that this is my last monthly goals post for 2017? That’s just so crazy to me! November was a decent month. I was able to get in some nice mid-distance runs (6 and 7 miles), started a new kickboxing class at my gym, and got back into a pretty good workout routine. Right now I just want to maintain my current fitness levels, especially if I need to start training for a spring marathon next month (gasp)!
First, let’s take a look at my goals from November:
Continue meal prepping all month
This one kind of got away from me, lol. I started off strong and then Thanksgiving happened. Then I was away for business last week so I didn’t need to prep any meals (we ordered out for all the meals). But I’m happy to say that I’m back on track this week. Meal prepping is going to be a constant monthly goal for me moving forward until I really get into a groove with it.
Aim for 10,000 steps daily
It was difficult for me to get in 10,000 steps daily on days that I didn’t run. Having an office job, it’s hard to get in a good amount of steps during the day. That being said, I did average 10,000 steps a day each week because sometimes I went over (or way over) the daily goal.
I also had to send back my Garmin Vivofit tracker I purchased in October. I discovered issues with it last month. It wasn’t tracking all of my steps, wouldn’t count all of the flights of stairs I would climb everyday and it was only holding a charge for 2-3 days at a time. I probably just got a bad device, but I was happy that they took it back and gave me a refund. My parents got me a Fitbit Alta HR as an early Christmas gift. I got it on Monday and so far so good!
Pick my next marathon
So I’ve made some progress on this, but still haven’t made my decision. Work was super busy last month so I didn’t have as much free time in the evenings to research races. However, I will pick a race either this week or next week 🙂
Here are my goals for December:
Get in at least one double-digit run
My last double digit run was in October. I’m actually okay with that as I needed some time to recover after the marathon and then I need to ease back into running. I think this month will be good for at least one 10 mile run, maybe two if I’m feeling up to it!
Start planning my 2018 racing schedule
While I have two races on the calendar for 2018, I would like to plan a few more so that I can get a sense of what my travel and training will look like for next year, or at least the first half of next year. I’ll also probably start to book travel to get the best rates.
Finish a running book
I have a handful of running books that I’ve started to read, but never finish. It’s a bad habit that I need to break. Therefore I will finish at least one of those books this month!
Do you set monthly goals? If so, do you have any goals for December?