Happy Friday! Since it’s the last Friday of the month, I’m linking up with Marcia from Marcia’s Healthy Slice for Runfessions.
Today is the last day of June and I’m still in disbelief. How are we already half-way into 2017? Seriously, where did the time go?! I feel like the holidays will be here before we know it! Overall June was a good month. I ran 3 races and completed 4 weeks of training for the Chicago Marathon. As with every month, I’ve got a few things to get off my chest.
I runfess that July is the month I drop some pounds
I feel like I’ve had this “drop 10 pounds” goal all year long. I keep getting caught in this stop/go process. I’ll do well for a while, drop like 3-4 pounds, and then gain it back. It’s super frustrating but I know that the real problem is me and my lack of commitment to sticking to good eating habits. I don’t understand why I’m super diligent about following a training plan, but can’t seem to get this under control. I’m going to really commit to meal prepping this month and I think that will make a huge difference.
I runfess that I miss lifting heavy
Don’t get me wrong, I think I do a good job at incorporating strength training into my marathon training schedule (2-3 times a week), but sometimes I miss lifting heavy. When I first started working out years ago I would use a lot of the weight machines in the gym. I think I would like to start doing that again, even if it’s only for 15 minutes a few days a week. Earlier this week I took two back to back strength classes and I LOVED IT! Sure, I know this can’t happen every week, and I was sore the day after, but I like that “feel the burn” feeling!
I runfess that active release therapy (ART) makes my body happy
Active Release Therapy (ART) makes my body REALLY happy! I have about 3-4 problems that I’m currently working through and ART helps every time. It’s not a walk in the park (often painful), but I end up leaving the office much better than when I arrived. Starting next month I’ll start going every week (right now I go every other week) to make sure my body survives marathon training in one piece 🙂
I runfess that I’ve been sleeping more than usual lately
Not sure if it’s the increase in workouts/running, or just life in general, but I’ve been sleeping more than usual. I’m typically good with 6-7 hours of sleep but the past few weeks I’ve been sleeping more like 8-10 hours, if you include naps. I think part of the reason might be my multivitamin, it’s probably time to make a change. If you have any recommendations for multivitamins for runners, please let me know!
I runfess that I’m getting back into Netflix
This year I haven’t been watching too much of anything on Netflix. That changed earlier this month when I binge watched the new season of Orange is the New Black over two days (whoops). Now I’m always searching for movies and documentaries to watch on there when I have free time. I’ve found some great things on there so far and it made me remember why I love the service so much. If you have any Netflix recommendations, let me know!
Do you have anything you want to runfess for June?