Happy Friday! How was the first week of July for you? Did you have a good 4th of July holiday yesterday? I definitely enjoyed a few drinks and some yummy food, but I also worked out yesterday morning so it’s all about balance 🙂
Since it’s the start of a new month it’s time to list my monthly goals for July.
First, let’s take a look at my goals from June:
Decide on a Chicago Marathon Training Plan
I have decided on a 14 week training plan that starts on Monday! It’s going to be an interesting training plan because this time I’m adding in OTF classes. I will need to make sure that I strike a good balance between strength training and running, but I’m up for the challenge!
Get in workouts while traveling
While I don’t travel for work that often, June was a very busy month. I was in Washington DC, Toronto and Nashville. I didn’t want the travel to derail my workouts so I made sure to utilize the hotel gyms.
Complete 2 morning workouts per week
I did 8 morning workouts during the work week to hit this goal. I feel like I’m going to keep this goal going all summer because it’s just nice to get workouts done early in the day. One less thing I have to worry about doing when I get home from work!
Here are my goals for July!
Continue the Peloton #CrushYourCore Program
After I finish the 4 week program this month, I will most likely do it again because I find it so easy to fit into my routine. Do a 5 or 10 minute core class 5x a week is certainly manageable and it will only make me a stronger runner!
Complete the Peloton Summer Launch Challenge
Similar to the Winter Launch Challenge, this is all about taking at least one Peloton class per day everyday in July. It can be any type os class – core, spinning, walking, outdoor running, treadmill, boot camp, yoga, meditation or strength. There’s thousands of classes to choose from so I should be able to accomplish this goal.
Dial in my Nutrition
With marathon training starting in a few days, now is the time to really dial in my nutrition. I haven’t been horrible these past few months, but there’s definitely some big room for improvement. One thing n particular I’m going to really focus on is making sure that I am hydrated throughout the day. I think that will help with some of the mid-day and late-night cravings that I have.
That’s it for this month – wish me luck!
If you set monthly goals, what are your goals for July?
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You have great goals. I haven’t really thought about any goals for July … I need to stop giving in to the snooze button so mcuh!
The snooze button is always so tempting!
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
Well, I did my goals in Tuesday’s post. Do I really remember them, LOL?
You know how impressed I’ve been with your devotion to getting in those workouts!
Good luck with the nutrition. So hard when you’re training for the longer distances, such a balance refueling properly and not overindulging. Hydrating will definitely help!
Thanks Judy! I know that I tend to eat too much after a long run (literally I just want #allthefood), so this time I’m going to try to focus on getting in more protein after a long run vs a lot of carbs.
Denise @runheartfit says
Morning workouts are so much better for me otherwise I might not get it done.
Peloton ha so much more than I thought.
Exactly! Sometimes I really have to force myself to workout after a long day of work.
Black Knight says
Great goals for july.
The gym in hotel are always a good opportunity to stay healthy and not to skip a workout.
Good luck with the nutrition.
Morning workouts are my favorite because I don’t have excuse to skip them (on evening I could say: I am tired now).
Thanks! I am hoping that training goes well.
Liz Dexter says
I always wish I could maintain strength training when marathon training so I wish you well with that very good decision!
Thanks so much Liz. It’s definitely really hard to fit it all in!
Great goals! I have a fall marathon to train for as well but I have yet to come up with a training pan. I’ll probably just wing it like I usually do…haha.
Thanks! What Fall marathon are you training for?
I am working on the improving nutrition thing too! Actually, it’s been a goal on the down low for a while. With my youngest son becoming vegan, we’re really incorporating some interesting changes into our meals!
Good luck as you embark on marathon training! Excited to follow your progress.
That’s awesome about your son becoming vegan! I’ve always wished I could do that but I don’t know if I could survive without chicken, seriously.
Kimberly Hatting says
Yay for the early morning workouts 😉 It must be a #KimThing! I need to get my MCM plan mapped out. I’ve been gradually increasing my weekend long runs, so I’m not needing a big shift in running when things start (in a few weeks), but I need to get it on paper.
Yup, that’s what I tried to do, although I wish I had gotten in more double digit runs.
Great goals and you are doing well so far.
I don’t do goals basically because i only look at them when I write the post lol
Mine are just stay healthy, run often, have fun.
Though, I think I need to start running in the morning. But it’s hard when you work.
Those are perfect goals 🙂
Totally agree about running in the morning before work, but I feel like it’s the best option to avoid the summer heat if you don’t like running on the treadmill.
Michelle @ Running with Attitude says
You had a great June and some good goals lined up for July! I’ll be working on staying on top of my nutrition too – hydration continues to be a big challenge for me!
Looking forward to you starting your Chicago training!
Thanks Michelle! I’m looking forward to starting training next week too.
I need to just keep on keeping on right now. It’s hot and hard to stay motivated, We have cleaned up a bit of the eating and snacking in our home, and I hope that makes a bit of a difference.
I give you so much credit for dealing with that heat in Florida!
I try to keep up with strength training, but as my training distances increase, it is always the first to go!! Looking forward to following your marathon training!!
It’s so hard to keep up with everything, especially when marathon training!
Bethany Rutledge says
Sounds like some good training goals. I’ve been trying to keep up with strength via OTF. It actually does help to have a ‘class’ to go to for that, though I *could* do the same stuff in my basement.
It really does! And I love that the OTF coaches always push me to go harder.
Love the eat right graphic.
I hear you on nutrition. I spend so much time obsessing over the perfect night before a long run meal )coming up on Sunday’s run down post as I didn’t make Runfessions) that I forget to drink all day
Glad Peloton has such a smorgasboard to keep you interested and engaged
Same. I need to get much better about eating right during the week and saying no to extra sweet treats.