It’s October! I can hardly believe it, but I’m so excited! To me this month means all things pumpkin, cool weather, leaves changing and apple picking. It’s definitely a fun month, but that doesn’t mean I’ll slack off on my fitness goals!
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 August:
Do PT exercises daily
I didn’t do them every day (about 4x a week), but I will be doing them daily in October!
Plan another racecation
I planned an additional racecation for Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio. I’m super excited as I’ve never been to Texas before.
Will I see you there? If you’re interested in running, you can save $15 off the half marathon or marathon distance with code RNRRNB2018.
Read a running related book
I got half way through a book and will finish it this month.
Here are my goals for October!
Complete my StepBet Game
I first found out about StepBet in August. What is StepBet? From their website:
“It’s a fitness game that motivates you to be more active. Players “bet” on themselves to meet their personalized step goals during every week of the game, and win money if they do. The cash prize, accountability, and community support help you build a more active lifestyle.”
It’s pretty cool because it uses data from your fitness tracker (Fitbit, Apple Watch or Garmin) to calculate your active and stretch goals. The game lasts for 6 weeks and there is a “No Lose Guarantee”, so if you hit your 4 active and 2 stretch days every week, you get your money back + you “split the pot”. You end up splitting the pot of the funds from people who did not hit their goals. It’s definite motivation for me to keep moving and stay active daily because I don’t want to lose the $40 that I paid into the game! If anything, I’ll at least get my money back!
Do 30 mins of lunchtime activity
Getting in some movement during the workday is important for me because I sit all day. I’m also sure this is part of the blame for my unhappy hip as well. While I try to get up every hour to grab some water, walk around, use the restroom, etc, I still want to do more movement. My job offers yoga (Mondays) and bootcamp (Wednesdays) during lunch and I’ll take advantage of those when I can. If not, I’ll aim to get in a walk. I do have some more travel this month so I won’t have my daily routine every day, but I’ll still try to make this happen. This will also help with my StepBet goal as well. Here’s a photo from my walk yesterday.
Continue hip rehab
Well not really rehab, but I want to continue doing everything I can to help my hip. This week I started doing 20-30 mins of PT exercises daily and I’m going to continue doing that all this month. While I’ll still be running 3x week, my weekly runs will be between 3-5 miles with a “long run” on the weekends. I have to half marathons this month and will be using run/walk intervals to complete them.
Did you have a good September? If you set monthly goals, what are your goals for October?