Somehow we’re already into the fifth month of the year, crazy right?! Overall, April was a good month. My training for the Airbnb Brooklyn Half went well, except for a few days with a very angry IT band. I can’t believe that my race is in a few short weeks!
Let’s take a look at my April goals:
Mix Up My Running
I’m giving myself an F for this one. Once my IT band started acting like a jerk, I decided against this. Just getting in the runs almost painfree was the goal. But I’m still very happy that I can still run, so no complaints from me!
Try 2 New Recipes
I’ll give myself a C for this one because I did try one new recipe. I made this Sweet Potato Crust Quiche last week. It was good, but I noticed that I get sick of egg dishes after about 2 days, lol.
Yoga Once a Week
I think I earned a B+ on this one. I didn’t do a Yoga class last week but I did a flexibility class or Yoga DVD every week for the first 3 weeks of the month. I feel good that I made a strong effort to do more Yoga last month!
Here are my goals for May:
Course PR at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon
Based on my long runs during this training cycle, I think this is a possibility. I’m nowhere near PR shape, BUT I am in shape to get a course PR (if my IT band cooperates). If I run a sub 2:32:00 (avergae of 11:37 per mile), I’ll hit a course PR. I’ve been doing my long runs in the 10:30-11:00 minute per mile range, so I’m pretty confident in this goal. If I can conquer the hills in Prospect Park, I should have a good race! Oh..and I’ll have to take less dance breaks on the course 🙂 I’ve always run this race for fun so never really focused on my time, so I’ll balance still having fun, but not stopping as often!
Keep Up with Barre
I started doing Barre last month (thanks to Classpass) and I am really liking it so far! I’ll be taking a few classes this month as well since I renewed my Classpass membership for this month. Even if I don’t continue with Classpass, I’ll still continue to do Barre at least once a week as I just found out that you can Google free Barre classes online! (Thanks for the tip Courtney!)
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
I had a crazy humid run over the weekend and it was a huge slap in the face that I need to take hydration more seriously! I drink water every day, but I know it’s not enough. I’m going to commit to drinking 64 ounces of water a day. This will include plain water and water with Nuun (regular and vitamins).
Do you set monthly fitness goals? Do you have any goals for May?