Happy Wednesday! I have to say that August was a pretty good month. Marathon training went pretty well and I got in some great long runs. I also enjoyed my staycation last week. I feel like the end of August gave me positive momentum moving into September.
Anyone else super excited that it’s finally September?! I love this month because the end of September is the official start of Fall and this month kicks off my Fall racing season! I’m keeping my goals pretty light for the month as my goal race for the season is in October.
First, let’s take a look at my goals from August:
Complete my long runs for marathon training
Grade A+. In August I was able to complete a 10, 14, 16 and 18 mile long run. Granted the 10 mile long run was during my cutback week, but I was very happy with the other 3 long runs. Although I like long runs, they always give me a bit of anxiety so I’m always happy when they are done!
Continue with my PT exercises
Grade A+. I’ve been very diligent with my PT exercises. I also shared my PT Exercise routine on the blog. It only takes about 15 minutes to complete so I try to do it at least 5x a week.
Enjoy my Staycation
Grade A+. I absolutely loved my staycation. I was able to relax and sleep in a few mornings. I also ran a few errands, did some cleaning, picked out new recipes for weekly meal prep, wrote a few blogs and started reading a new book. Overall it was a great week off!
August was the first month that I knocked it out of the park with my goals. I’m giving myself a pat on the back 🙂
Here are my goals for September:
With the Chicago Marathon next month, I’m all about training smart in September. Next week is my last “hard” week of training and then it’s time for the taper. I’m going to be extra vigilant about listening to my body to make sure I am in tip-top shape when I get to the start line in Chicago. Training smart also means staying healthy. I see a lot of Emergen-C in my future, in addition to lots of water, fruits and vegetables!
Enjoy my two racecations
I didn’t take a vacation this year so my racecations are essentially like mini-vacations. I’ve done RnR Philly before, but RnR Montreal will be my first time visiting that city, and my first time in Canada. I’m looking forward to exploring the city!
RnR Philly will be a little tricky because I’m doing the Remix Challenge (5K & Half Marathon), but the half marathon will be part of a 20 mile long run. It’s going to be a little difficult to get in 7 miles before the race, but I’ll get it done!
If you’re staying a racecation, check out my packing tips!
Continue change in eating habits
Last month I met with a dietician and I’ve been working on making the changes (including getting more protein) that we discussed. It’s hard whenever you start something new so my goal for this month is to continue with her recommendations. I’m hoping this will result in a few pounds of weight loss and an increase in energy.
Do you set monthly goals? If so, do you have any goals for September?