Happy Friday! I hope that everyone had a great week. I’m very excited today because I’ll be flying to Cleveland in a few hours to spend the weekend with my best friends. We only get to see each other about once or twice a year so we really look forward to these girls weekends 🙂
Today I’m talking about fitness goals..Spring fitness goals to be exact! I’ve been giving this a lot of thought lately as my marathon is only about a month away (yikes)! Since that race is right in the beginning of Spring, I still have the rest of the season to implement some new goals.
Devote more time to strength training. I’ve had to cut down on my strength training as I got further along in marathon training (which usually happens). I would love to get back to 3-4 strength training workouts a week starting in late March. I’ll still be in training for a half marathon, but at least my weekly/weekend runs will not be as long.
Have fun during Cleveland Marathon weekend! I’ve wanted to do this race for a few years so I’m so happy that I get to experience it in May. I’m not running for a PR and I really just plan on enjoying the races, taking in a few attractions, eating at delicious restaurants and connecting with the other race ambassadors!
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for your chance to win a free race entry!
Keep working on my nutrition. This will probably be an all-year goal, but I still wanted to include it here. I’m still going strong with the pescatarian lifestyle! I’m also learning about new foods that I like/don’t like. Spring is a great time to experiment with different types of fruits and vegetables as well. I recently received a cookbook called Power Plates and I’m excited to look through it next week when I have some free time.
Start doing daily planks. I really want to challenge myself to start doing this in the Spring. I’m always so inspired by all the runners that do daily planks and I always say “I should do that” and I never do. It’s time for me to jump on board with this! Plus I really hope this will help to strengthen my core and help with my back issues too.
Spend more time on recovery. I really want to spend more time stretching (this includes yoga) and using my foam roller. Now I do stretch and foam roll after my runs, but sometimes it’s very quick (especially if I’m pressed for time). I want to make a point to set aside enough time to do a proper stretch and foam rolling recovery routine.
What are your fitness goals for the Spring?