Happy Wednesday! I’m so happy that today is the first day of November. I always feel like you get a fresh start at the beginning of a new month. I also decided to kick off the month with a giveaway on Instagram – check it out here!
October was NOT an average month for me. It was definitely an emotional roller coaster between feeling prepared for Chicago, having an awful race, trying to get over that awful race and then planning next steps for my running and racing schedule. It as a turbulent month so I’m hoping for a pretty uneventful November!
First, let’s take a look at my goals from October:
PR at the Chicago Marathon
Yeah…so let’s just not discuss this one. If you don’t know, you can check out my race recap for all the details.
Stay healthy between the Chicago Marathon and NYC Marathon
Well technically I achieved this even though I am not running the NYC Marathon, LOL.
Start Holiday shopping
I actually started my shopping two weeks ago! I’ve only purchased 2 or 3 things so far, but at least I started holiday shopping and that’s what is most important.
Here are my goals for November:
Continue meal prepping all month
I FINALLY got back to meal prepping this past Sunday and it’s made this week so much more enjoyable. I don’t have to constantly worry about my meals when I come home or go to work. I forgot how much easier it is when you have all your meals ready to go at a moment’s notice. I’m also trying to drop at least 5 pounds before Thanksgiving and I think this will help. I always gain weight during marathon training – ugh!
Aim for 10,000 steps daily
Just because I’m not officially training for a race doesn’t mean my fitness should suffer. I may not be logging tons of miles, but I plan on hitting my 10,000 steps goal daily in November. Keeping a nice base level of mileage and taking classes at the gym should help with this goal.
Pick my next marathon
Yup, you read that correctly. After saying numerous times that I would not be running a marathon next year…I have decided to run a marathon next year, lol. Basically I feel like I can still get that marathon PR so I’m going to attempt the distance at least one more time in 2018. I’m leaning toward a spring marathon so that I can train in the winter to avoid dealing with heat and humidity.
Do you set monthly goals? If so, do you have any goals for November?