How was your weekend? I was busy with a 1/2 marathon, a mud run, and so much more, so I’m enjoying the ability to rest! The previous Memorial Day weekend for me was fantastic. I hope you had a wonderful time too!
Now that I’m back to reality, I’m thinking about June, a new month to set some goals and finish the year strong!
And for the first time, I’m joining Ange from Cowgirl Runs for her Monthly Goals linkup!Time to set some running goals for June! #runchat #weeklywrap Click To Tweet
It’s crazy for me to think that this year is halfway over. Time flies when you’re having fun, right?
Since we were approaching June, I thought now would be a good time to check my progress on my New Year’s Resolutions for 2016, plus get back on track with my running as I get closer and closer to marathon training in August.
If you saw my post from January, I set a LOT of goals for this year. Instead of going through each one, I’ll share a few highlights of which ones have gone well, which ones haven’t, and what I plan to do for the rest of the year.
So overall, I think I’m off to a great start! For June, I plan to keep up with cooking, dedicate more time on the blog and my vision for success, and head to the spa and nail salon to treat myself!
From April through May, I ran 5 races of various distances. That’s a lot for me! And since the Cherry Blossom Run in early April, I haven’t been following a dedicated training plan. That is FINALLY going to change with the start of June. So here are my running goals for June:
Monday 5/23: Much-needed yoga class after what I put my body through at the KOP 10 Miler! The strangest thing was that I struggled with Warrior I pose…I could not get my hips to face the room properly.
Tuesday 5/24: I went for a 4-mile run after work. The weather was super warm, I wore my new New Balance outfit, and the trail wasn’t too crowded! Unfortunately, this was a really rough run, maybe because of the humidity and some fatigue from Sunday’s race. I had a mile split that was over 12 minutes…crazy!
Wednesday 5/25: I thought I would go for a run before work, but I was too tired. I did go for a 1-mile walk while at work then went to weight training in the evening. It’s our last class with Carlos so I’m sad! We worked on shoulders and triceps…I felt the burn!
Thursday 5/26: I got in that run before work! It was in the low 60’s and felt great at first, but then it quickly became humid. But I was happy to get in 3 miles! In the evening, we had our softball game and won! I always enjoy sprinting to first base!
Friday 5/27: On the road heading to Maine! When we made it in, we did a hike in the evening near our campsite. We had some amazing views!
Saturday 5/28: We went hiking in Acadia State Park. It was one of the most amazing experiences with incredible views that I can’t describe in words. It was also a pretty decent workout!
Sunday 5/29: Lots of walking around in coastal Maine. There are so many cute towns! We had a really fun time.
Monday 5/30: I didn’t get to run in Maine, but once we got back, Bret was able to convince me to run for a little under 4 miles. It was so tough in the heat and humidity!
Tuesday 5/31: Another softball game! It was great to be playing again so soon. This time, I got 2 hits and made it home. And we won! Could I actually be improving? I feel more focused and slightly more confident in my abilities!
Wednesday 6/1: Global Running Day! Had a fun time running with City Fit Girls, ended up with a total close to 4 miles.
Thursday 6/2: I took it easy, only going for a 1-mile walk at work. My calves were extremely tight, and I iced my right knee in the morning.
Friday 6/3: Once again I took it easy and did some light stretching. I wore my compression socks overnight to help ease my shins and calves before Saturday’s race.
Saturday 6/4: The 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half Marathon! I’ll be sharing my full recap on Tuesday!
Sunday 6/5: I ran the Muckfest MS mud run. It was definitely my muckiest mud run ever!
Well it’s done and now I’ve got my lemon shandy from @travelerbeer to cap off the Muckfest MS. This was a FUN event, truly! I’ve done 2 other mud runs and this one is definitely the messiest! Next year I’ll need to get a team to join the run with me, though I met some really nice people! You can sign up for upcoming Muckfests and get $7 off with code SPORTY7! #muckfest #mudzone
What goals do you have for June? Have you kept up with your New Year’s Resolutions?