I’m proud to report that after an easy 3.1 miles today, I hit my second goal for the month of May (100 miles in a month!). I feel very proud, since this was never a goal I would have even attempted in the past because I would have thought it would be so time consuming. In April, I ran only 25 miles, mostly because I used rehearsals after school as an excuse to miss out on exercise.
One of the things that I learned this month is that while it is time consuming to make running a part of my daily routine, that’s not a bad thing. Really, in the realm of things, what am I cutting out of my day if I make sure running is part of it? I can spare that half hour I might have spent on facebook or that hour that I might have spent vegging out on the couch. Those things will not make me healthier. I will never regret running instead.
I don’t know that I will be able to keep up 100 miles or more in a month once school starts in August and I have rehearsals after school, but I know that I can at least spare a little time each day to get my heart rate up and get myself moving. I’m taking my goal-setting a month at a time right now.
GOALS FOR JUNE:
1. Run outside, even though it’s insanely hot out there.
2. Add in some additional, non-running workouts. My friend Laura and I will be starting 30 Day Shred as soon as we receive our copies. I also own weights which I never touch, so I will try to do a little weight training.
3. After this week, raise my weekly goal to 30 miles a week, giving me the ability to do 5 miles a day for 6 days, and reach my goal each week even if I take a day off. I am jealous of my friends who post on their blogs about an “easy 5 mile run,” so I want to work on making 5 miles my average run (instead of 3.1). This means my overall goal for the month of June will be 120 miles.
4. Select a race to register for. The race does not have to be during the month of June, but I just want it to be something I can look forward to.
What are your current fitness goals?