Happy Friday! It’s already time to set goals for another month. September was a great month! I had a few busy weeks at work but my marathon training went well. Now it’s finally October – race month!
Since it’s the start of a new month it’s time to list my monthly goals for October. I love setting monthly goals to keep myself accountable throughout the year.
First, let’s take a look at my goals from August:
Run a strong half marathon
I had a really great race in September! I felt strong and actually ran the entire race (except for a quick walk break up a hill). It was probably the best half marathon I’ve had in about 2 years and a great confidence booster for the Chicago Marathon.
Practice more self care
I definitely need some help in this area, lol. I was pretty good about stretching and foam rolling, but other than that I didn’t do too much self care. This is still a work in progress for me.
Search for a Fall Half Marathon
Done! I’m going to run the Charlotte Half Marathon on November 16th. This will be state #15 and half marathon #42 for me. I’m super excited and looking forward to exploring the city since I’ve never been there before. If you’re interested in signing up, here are two discounts for you:
-BIBRAVE5K to save $5 off the 5K
-BIBRAVERELAY to save $25 off the relay.
Here are my goals for October!
Enjoy the Chicago Marathon
This time next week I’ll be in Chicago! I am SO excited and really looking forward to having a great time in the city and enjoying the race. I don’t have a goal time. I literally just want to finish the race smiling. I had an awful race there in 2017, actually my worse race ever, so I just want to run strong and enjoy all the spectators!
Survive OrangeTheory Fitness Hell Week
Hell Week will take place from Oct 24-31. To participate in Hell Week, participants have to take at least 5 classes during that week. The workouts are all super intense (more so than normal OTF classes). I’ll get a Hell Week participant shirt for completing the challenge. I know it’s gonna be hard but since my running will decrease after the marathon, I’m hopeful I’ll be able to get through all the classes!
Do typical “Fall” activities
Since I’ll have more free time now, especially on the weekends, I would like to participate in some typical Fall activities. I’m thinking about going apple picking, or getting some apple cider donuts, or maybe even doing a beer tasting with pumpkin beers. There are endless options and I want to make sure I take advantage of the the start of Fall!
That’s it for this month – wish me luck!
If you set monthly goals, what are your goals for October?
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