Happy Wednesday! Another month, another set of goals. How is it May already? I can’t believe that in another month the year will be half way over.
April was another typical month full of half marathon training. My schedule was pretty consistent and I was able to get in a majority of my workouts. It was a great month overall.
Do you set monthly goals? I love doing these posts every month because it helps to hold me accountable, especially with my yearly goals. Sometimes it’s easy to get a little lazy with all of the day-to-day responsibilities that we have, but I always try to make my health a top priority.
First, let’s take a look at my goals from March:
Complete the Tricep Dips, Push-Ups and Jump Squats Challenge
Okay, so this monthly challenge just about killed me, especially the last week of workouts. My arms felt like jelly after all of the tricep dips and push-ups and my legs and but were on fire after all the jump squats. Even though it was hard, I’m really happy that I did it. I feel like I definitely got stronger as the month went on.
Strength Training 3x a Week
I was able to achieve this goal and I couldn’t be happier. Honestly I’m in love with strength training. Sometimes I like it more than running and I’m not afraid to admit that publicly.
Start A Food Log
I literally stuck with this for about 2 days last month – oops! Obviously I completely failed at this goal. I might attempt it again another month.
Here are my goals for May!
Set a PR at the Cleveland 8K
I’ll be running the Cleveland 8K on May 19th. I technically had a PR for the Shamrock 8K because it was my first time running that distance. That’s fine, but I want to feel like I actually earned a PR, does that make sense? I believe that the course is pretty flat so in theory it should be a good run (if the weather cooperates). Although I’m running the Cleveland Half Marathon the following day, I’m not looking to PR in that race so I’m find with going balls to the wall during the 8K.
Complete the Burpees, Planks and Push-Ups Challenge
I’m excited to do this challenge for May! There isn’t a new challenge for May, so Rachel has decided that we will repeat the January challenge. This is great because I had to skip this challenge because I was marathon training and I didn’t think I could keep up with it. I have a love/hate relationship with burpees so this challenge should be super interesting, haha.
Try one new recipe a week
I’m definitely in a “food rut” and need to spice things up a little bit. I’m going to look through my cookbooks the week and pick out a few recipes that I want to try this month. Every Sunday I’ll plan on making a new recipe. Wish me luck!
If you set monthly goals, what are your goals for May?