Ah Summer…It’s almost like New Year’s Eve in that, people set out to accomplish new goals after a long winter of hibernation. I always come up with lofty goals myself every summer. So this Friday, I am linking up again with the fabulous #FridayFive hosts: Cynthia, Courtney and Mar to bring you my 5 Summer Goals.
1. I plan to continue to come back slowly and smartly from my stress fracture. Now that I am back to doing 6 miles comfortably, I am going to hang there for a while and let my body adapt. It’s tempting to jump into races every weekend or add in extra run days when it’s nice out or friends want you come along. I have to keep my bigger goals in mind and focus on coming back safely so that I am healthy for Ragnar DC in September. That’s my big race goal right now.
2. Continue to try to eat cleaner and improve my diet. I eat a pretty well balanced vegetarian diet 95% of the time. I’ve been working on cutting out processed foods and eating more whole foods. I’m trying to reduce my sugar intake. Not as hard as I thought but not always perfect. “Confession”: I write this after I just ate a handful of jelly beans-LOL so clearly some work to do.
3.Step out of my comfort zone a little more-this is a tough one fore me. We are going to Aspen next month and my husband wants to go white water rafting which really scares me. I’m afraid of falling out of the raft and float away or something ridiculous like that. I tried stand up paddle boarding last year and would like to do that again on the Potomac. It was a lot harder than I expected but fun. Doing it in the Potomac would certainly be out of my comfort zone. I may not get this advanced but it looks really cool-a girl can dream!
4. Add in some nighttime runs to prepare for Ragnar. I am definitely a mid morning runner as that is when I have the most energy. I know I need to do a few night time runs to prepare. I think I will sign up for the W&OD 10k this year which is in the evening August 2. I imagine running at night will be one of the hardest parts of the Ragnar experience for me. I found some tips from Jenn at FitbottomedGirls for safe night time running.
5. Get more Sleep- During the school year I tend to get in the habit of staying up too late and waking up too early. I know we all do! I am going to really try to establish some better habits this summer. Plus, all of this blogging is exhausting!!!
Those are a few of my goals for this summer….What are your goals?