July was not my favorite month this year. Between the heat, humidity and a disappointing race I am ready to welcome August with open arms. My word of this year is Focus and I did absolutely focus on my plan. I chose to put more time into biking and cycling this summer with less of an emphasis on running. Now that my triathlon season is over for this year, I am ready to refocus and reevaluate to set some new August goals. After all, life is about constantly re-evaluating!
Refocus Setting August Goals
Refocus on Running
I am not ready to hang up by bike for the season just yet, but I will be cycling less and running more in August. I am ready to refocus my efforts on my running and slowly get my mileage back up this month. I am ready to add back in some speed work and longer runs in order to get back into better running shape for my Ragnar race in November. July running was hard with the heat and humidity and I am hoping the worst of it has passed. Hoping to have around 60-65 miles of running for August.
Refocus on Yoga
I realized last week how much better I feel mentally and physically with yoga in my life. With the triathlon training, I just could not fit it all in and yoga was the first to go. My August goal is to make it to at least one yoga class a week this month. I’d love to get there more but trying to be realistic.
Refocus on Stretching & Post Run Rehab
I admit I’ve been terrible about stretching post run lately. My goal for August is to stretch and or foam roll after every run if only for a few minutes. Why is that so hard?
Refocus on my meal planning and smart eating
July was hard for me eating wise as well. I did not do my meal planning and prep as often as I like to. I’ve also let myself have a few too many “treats” lately. I am not even an ice cream person but yet I have found myself eating it a little too often lately. Oops! We do have some travel this month but I will be making a more concerted effort to get my eating back on schedule.
Refocus on family
I’ve so enjoyed having my daughter home this summer. I will be spending lots of time with her the next 2 weeks before I take her back to school. My son has been away at camp all summer and he comes home just about when she leaves. We then have a quick family vacation in Nantucket planned. I will be (s)mothering them all this month. My husband has also been traveling quite a bit so we need to make sure to plan some date time this month too.
Now that I wrote that all out, I am excited to take on August. How about you? Any new goals this month?