Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hello August!


Can you believe it's August 1st? I know the calendar says it, but I just can't believe it. My feelings for this month are all over the place. I'm super stoked because the arrival of this month means Disneyland is only a few weeks away. But I'm also bummed because it means back to school soon and goodbye to summer vacation. Grrr. 

So with a new month comes a new beginning. It's your chance to set new goals and work towards a new you whether it's mental, physical, etc. Here's how we can get to where we want to be! 
Here are my goals for the month. I'm excited to see what the month brings. I'll check in at the end of month and recap how things went. 

Goal #1: Run 100 miles this month. After reviewing my training schedule for the month, this seems totally doable. I'm excited about this goal because for July I hit 73 miles and 100 miles would be raising the bar for me.

Goal #2: Work more on cross training. I don't want to commit to a "challenge" because I don't do well with those. Oops. So my goal is to commit to something each day, whether it's big or small. I figure something is better than nothing, right? 

Goal #3: I'm going to make a commitment to cut back on sugar. Let's be realistic here. I'm not going to say no sugar. I would be kidding myself. But I'm definitely going to cut back. No sweets as treats, no sugar in my coffee, no candy...things like that. 

So there you have it....my top three goals for the month of August. Hopefully you'll follow me during the month. 

What are your goals? Let me know so I can cheer you on! We got this! 

12 comments:

  1. Great goals! Make sure you don't increase your mileage by more than 10% so you don't get injured.

    My goal is to loose 5lbs and stay away from pastries ;)

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    1. I'm so weary of injuries...I feel really good about the base I've built over the last 10 weeks. Fingers crossed to stay injury free for both of us! Great goals too! Good luck!

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  2. Great goals! I am going to walk 30 minutes a day.

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    1. Thanks Julie! I love the idea of walking every day. 30 minutes seems so doable. Good luck!

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  3. My goal is to keep training for my marathon, drink more water, and keep up my strength training. Ive been doing so good with keeping consistency on my leg day, biceps shoulder back day, and chest and triceps day!

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    1. Great job on your strength training! I love your goal of drinking more water. We could all use a little more water in our day. Good luck with your marathon training!

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  4. You're going to do great! Best of luck!

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  5. Great goals, you're going to rock them! I like the staying away from sugar goal but I just can't resist!! The bakery at Whole Foods is my downfall :p
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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    1. You're so lucky to have a Whole Foods! The closet one to me is about 35 miles south. Their bakery is awesome.

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  6. Great goals! According to my training plan, I'll hit about 80 miles this month. I just hope that with school starting again, I'll be able to get all my runs in (I won't run before school so hoping it's not too hot/stormy in the evenings)

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I feel the same away about school starting. I don't want any of my training suffer since things have been going great all summer. Good luck with your training this month.

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