While I am not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions for many reasons, I do like to make some goals for myself each year. Now that we are almost half way done with the year (How did that happen so quickly??), I thought it was a great time to take a look at some of my goals, see how they are going and do some tweaking.
Mid-Year Goal check in
Goal: Get more sleep
For the most part, yes I have been forcing myself to go to bed earlier in the evenings and to cut down on my evening screen time. Most nights I am getting 7 to 7 1/2 hours of sleep. Grade B+
Goal: Run injury free
Knock on something wood! I have now been injury free for over a year. Woo Hoo! Having had a stress fracture and a severe case of PF the last 2 years, I was determined to get stronger and run injury free again. I am happy to say that I was able to carefully increase my mileage this past spring and complete the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and 18 miles on the American Odyssey relay. I have not felt this good about my running in a long time. Grade A
Goal: Complete 3 triathlons & improve my run times
Tri race #1 was 4 weeks ago and I was really happy to drop almost 1:30 off my run time. With 2 more Tri races to go this summer, I am excited to see what I can do. I’d love to take another minute off of my run time. I also hope to get more comfortable with swimming in open water. So far not so good on that one. The swim portion of the race continues to stress me out quite a bit. Goal: TBD
Eat well and fuel my workouts
Hosting Meatless Monday each week has really encouraged me to break out of my rut. I have a tendency to eat the same things over and over again but having to come up with a new recipe each week has really forced me to be creative and eat the rainbow. I am also making sure that I eat enough to fuel all the activity I am doing. Grade B+
Add more yoga into my life
I love the way I feel after a great hot yoga class and I know it’s a wonderful post run activity for me. I just have a hard time getting there! My goal was to attend a class at least once a week. I would say I am making it about 3 times a month so I am giving myself a B.
Halfway through the year, things are going pretty well. Most importantly, I have to listen to my body and take rest days so I can stay injury free.
Hope to see you at our monthly Ultimate Coffee Date linkup this Saturday.
How about you? How is the first half of your year going goal wise?
And Carmy and Angie