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July Goals

We are now officially in the second half of 2019 and I don’t even know how we got here. Time needs to slow the EFF down. Seriously.

The first 6 months of 2019 have been all over the place. There was no consistency with anything. I had the best intentions but life can sometimes get in the way. That’s OK though. Sometimes we have to accept the setbacks, learn and grow from them.

It’s a new month and a fresh start to kick some ass and take some names. Here are my 5 goals for July.

Goal:

Run at least 25 miles. Training for runDisney’s Wine & Dine has officially begun. Which means, more consistent running. I’m only running on the days that I need to run and not go extra. I think I exhausted myself by trying to run everyday in the last training cycle, so I want to train smarter. I train using the Jeff Galloway method so I will be running Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays. When it gets closer to race day, I will be running Sundays as well.

Goal:

Incorporate strength training workouts. The Galloway method does not require strength or cross training in the mix, but I want to see if by adding both what differences I will see. Strength training is no joke and extremely daunting but it needs to be done. I will be doing strength training 3 times a week. You can find the workout I do here.

Goal:

Stretch. Why do I do this to myself??? I should be stretching every day regardless if I workout or not. I have a bad back and early signs of arthritis, I NEED to be stretching. I don’t. Most days I’m short on time and I skip a stretch. Let me tell you, I feel the difference from when I stretch and when I don’t. Stretching. With added miles, stretching is key to prevent injury.

Goal:

Rest on rest days. It’s ok to have a low impact, active rest day but I need to take breaks. Muscles need to recover. I’m an overachiever, so I feel guilty doing nothing, which makes me go out and workout. However, exhaustion is no fun. Rest is just as important as staying active. This one is going to be hard especially since I have a one track mind and the track my mind is currently on is training. Pray for me.

Goal:

Do things that scare me. I am a socially awkward dork that feels doesn’t belong in any social setting. It know it’s just all in my head and I need to get out there. I need to branch out. I need to meet like minded people. I can’t grow as a person, runner, blogger if I continue to hide behind my laptop and phone. So world, prepare to see more of me.

These are my main goals for the month. I’m excited to be back in training mode, even though I’ve already screwed up when I forgot to stretch. Ugh! I’m horrible. Progress not perfection, right? Everyday is a new day to be better.

Wish me luck, I have a feeling my anxiety is going to reach new heights!

Love,
Maria

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