Happy Friday! It’s already time to set goals for another month. I feel like I just set goals for August yesterday, lol.
Since it’s the start of a new month it’s time to list my monthly goals for September.I love setting monthly goals to keep myself accountable throughout the year.
First, let’s take a look at my goals from August:
Run 100 miles
Nailed it! I ran 135 miles in August. Not too bad for running in the Summer heat and humidity.
During my staycation I did a bunch of cleaning and organizing. I was able to donate stuff to Goodwill and post some items on eBay. Plus, I have more free space now which is great!
Focus more on recovery
I’ve been better about this, particularly after my runs, but there’s still room for improvement.
Here are my goals for September!
Run a strong half marathon
This weekend I’m using the Surftown Half Marathon as a training run. I haven’t run a race since June so I’m looking forward being back in the race scene – there’s just something about running with a bunch of people that always feels great! It will also be great to use this race as a test run for my fueling, etc. I’m going to basically do what I’ve been doing during my long runs.
Practice more self care
Since September is my last full month of marathon training, I want to make sure I really prioritize self care. For me this means getting in enough stretching, foam rolling and sleep. I want to make sure that I stretch after every run and workout. I’m going to continue to use Nuun Rest to help me with my recovery and sleep. In addition, I’m going to have weekly ART appointments and I’m hoping to schedule a massage at some point as well.
Search for a Fall half marathon
Since I’m not doing the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon in October (it was a week after Chicago), I don’t have any Fall marathons scheduled. I would still love to check another state off my 25 States Half Marathon Challenge so this month I will look to see if there are any half marathons I can do in late October or November/December. I might as well utilize all my marathon training if I can!
That’s it for this month – wish me luck!
If you set monthly goals, what are your goals for September?
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