Although I’m not training for a PR due to my pregnancy (19 weeks now!), I have been setting monthly fitness goals to keep myself accountable.
My goals for April were the same as March.
- Strength train 3x/week (Pilates/Barre/Weight Lifting)
- Yoga 1x/week on average
- Run 3x/week with 1 long run of 8+ miles
I didn’t run as much as I wanted to in April, and I missed some yoga since Yoga6 is no longer a part of Fitn and I haven’t bothered to try to find a new studio (there are sooo many to chose from on Fitn, I just need to pull the trigger!). I was sick for about 2 weeks in April and took 5 complete rest days in one week due to this. I rarely get sick and when I do, I tend to continue to work out through it because it’s always very mild. However, this cold knocked me off my feet. I was exhausted and so incredibly stuffed up. It was miserable! I tried to sleep as much as possible during this time, but I am so antsy that I was definitely on my feet doing things like running errands and cleaning more than I should have. We also moved in April and I visited a friend in San Francisco at the end of the month. All of these things meant less running than I hoped for but I’m ok with it!
- Miles Run: 56.2 (25 miles fewer than in March)
- Runs: 13
- Barre Classes: 8
- Yoga Classes: 3
- Misc Strength: 2 (1 Buti Yoga Class – this was an interesting experience!, 1 Yoga Sculpt- this was so hard, more like a boot camp)
- Total Workouts: 26
Although I wish the running total was a bit higher (this is a sad 14 miles/week on average), I am still happy with the workouts I got in during April. I’ve been taking way more walks now as well. I’ve been walking about 2 times a week during lunch, just for 20 minutes (about 1 mile) but I am really enjoying it. Mike and I also have been taking walks on the trails near our house. The start of the trail is a very steep incline for about 1/3 of a mile so it feels more like hiking than walking! We are often out on the trail for 45-60 minutes.
I just purchased a Pivotal fitness tracker (it’s free with a $12/year membership – I’ll let you know how it is once I get it!) and I want to track my steps. Come June, I’ll start including walks in my monthly workout recaps, because I have a feeling I’ll be running a lot less by then and walking is going to start feeling more and more like a challenging workout.
As for May goals, it’s all about the half marathon! I’m running the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon on Sunday, May 31 (if you still haven’t signed up, use code FITNESSFATALE for $15 off!). That gives me 4 weeks left to train for the race. My goals for May revolve on getting ready for that race (although, as usual, if I’m really not feeling a run or if I’m having any pain, I’ll skip it – the baby is more important than training or a race).
- Run 4x/week with at least 8.5 mile long run every weekend (ideally I’d like to get at least two 10 mile runs in. I had considered a 12 miler but considering how much work it is for me to run 12 miles, I think it’s better just to leave the 13.1 miles for race day).
- Strength Train at least 2x/week (this will probably be all Xtend Barre but I do have 2 Club Pilates classes left to use)
- Find a new yoga studio (or two) on Fitn and take class 1x/week
I’d love to set some nutrition goals but I’m not sure I’d actually follow them. I do feel guilty about my recent soda addiction (still not purchasing it at home or for days I eat lunch at the office so it’s not that bad) and I’ve certainly been indulging in some foods I used to never consider ordering at a restaurant (mac and cheese, grilled cheese…see a trend!?), but I’m not going to beat myself up about it. It’s about balance!
What do you want to accomplish in May? Are you more likely to set a goal related to fitness or to nutrition? Which are you more likely to follow?