Welcome to the month of July! Do you have 95+ degree weather like we do in Philly? Oh my gosh, it’s absolutely miserable! I think I heard we’re having a 10-day heatwave….*shudders*!
While I try to retreat to a cool place, I wanted to take a look back at the month of June and look ahead for new running and fitness goals for July. Can you believe that this year is now over halfway over?
Clearly, running was not the priority for the month of June. I only ran a measly 6.3 miles at the beginning of the month. But I have to keep reminding myself that this is only a temporary hiatus! If I put in the work, hopefully, I’ll be back and better than ever soon! In any event, here’s how I did with my goals for June:
Complete the Strong Arms and Abs Challenge. Grade:F. I barely even got started on this challenge…I did 2 days and I was so overwhelmed by all the reps (and the muscles burning) that I gave up rather quickly. I don’t know if Rachel is doing another challenge for July, but I definitely need a do-over!
Begin treatment plan for plantar fasciitis.Grade: A-. I finally made my way to a see a doctor and was fortunate to be able to make appointments rather quickly. There were no surprises: I have plantar fasciitis in both feet, with my left worse than my right. I was given a night splint to wear at night, I bought Orange Superfeet for my shoes, and I was given a bunch of stretches to do. Unfortunately, I’m not noticing any improvements yet…
Balance Hello Fresh meals with the summer farm share.Grade: A-. The summer farm share kicked off last month and it’s been great! The bread share has been a big hit in our house and we haven’t been completely overwhelmed by all the veggies – at least not yet! I cut back a bit on ordering Hello Fresh so we’ve been able to balance our meals pretty well. I’m very proud of the egg casserole I was able to make with loads of ingredients from the farm share – I posted it on Instagram!
Focus on treatment of plantar fasciitis. All I can do is focus on my recovery right now. I need to be more aggressive with stretching and icing – twice a day! I need to knock this thing out. I don’t feel like I’ve been disciplined enough (which is why I really hoped they would make me see a PT), but I also need to be as patient as possible. Wish me luck, please!
Do indoor cycling at the gym 2x a week. Since cycling is pretty much the only cardio I can do right now, I want to commit to it. We have several bikes in our gym at my office, so I’m going to start going for a couple of nights a week during lunch or after work.
Practice mindful eating. I’m very concerned about gaining weight while I’m not running as often, and I know that I can get a little carried away when it comes to snacking. I’m going take care to watch what I eat, especially since I’m going on vacation at the end of the month! Bikini season, you know? LOL!
How did you do in the month of June? What are your running goals for July?