Saturday, August 3, 2013

August Goals

(grabbed this graphic from Karen!

Ok really - where DID July go???  June was nice and slow for me - but July? I blinked and it was gone.  A blur of house cleaning, running, reading, and Netflix watching - beautiful!

Let's look back at the July goals...
  1. Cook at least 5 recipes and blog about them. Two Here, one here, and one  here - 4/5!
  2. Run for mileage, not time - done!
  3. Begin consistent training for the Baltimore Half Marathon - done!
  4. Count calories, but eat real food - done.  But see goal #4 for August.
  5. 30 Day Plank Challenge - I lasted until we hit 3 minutes and that was my limit! (22/30 days)
And now for August...
  1. Run 75 miles.  Lots of my runner friends regularly clock 100+ miles a month.  Last month I hit 63, and with several long runs in my future - I think 75 is doable!
  2. August Core Challenge @ Sneakers and Fingerpaints -  a strong core is key for running, and for overall fitness. I liked the plank-a-day challenge last month, and I wish instead of stopping at 3 minutes, I'd just kept doing 2-3 minutes a day. 
  3. Foam Roll/Stretch regularly - and by regularly, I mean seriously - not just the halfway kind, but do a good job really stretching and rolling 3-5 times a week.
  4. Eat mindfully.  After a solid month back to calorie counting, my weight stayed exactly the same as it had when I spent June eating mindfully.  And there was a lot less guilt in that way of life, and since it didn't affect my scale - I'm sticking with that.

1 comment:

  1. I want to hear more about your definition of "eat mindfully"... that intrigues me!