Happy New Year once again! I hope that 2019 is off to a great start for you. I’ve been working hard to keep those Resolutions going along with a positive attitude – it makes a difference!
While I’ve already shared my goals for the year, I also really enjoy sharing my running and fitness goals on a monthly basis. It’s just a good practice and writing it down keeps me a accountable! I highly recommend it!
I have to say that I did a really good job keeping up my fitness in December! I am still taking running very slowly getting only about 21 miles for the month. Here’s how I did on my goals:
Work out 4 days a week: Grade: A. I did it! Even when I had several days off of work, I filled my time with yoga and barre. Now technically, I did had a week where I did 2 workouts in one day, but I’m claiming this as a victory!
Foam roll and use lacrosse ball after each run: Grade: F. I didn’t run much in December, but even still, I didn’t do what I needed to do. Bad Janelle!
Transition to running with custom orthotics: Grade: A. The orthotics are in! I’m not having any issues with them so I think I’m pretty well adjusted. However, I probably need to buy new running shoes.
Limit portions at holiday gatherings: Grade: B+. I honestly think that I did a pretty good job with this. I didn’t stuff myself, that’s for sure. And I always looked for healthier food options.
Attend barre/yoga classes at Y2BFit 8x/month. I have had a monthly membership at my local barre studio for a couple of years now, but I recently realized I was falling way short of 8 classes a month. I’m looking forward to meeting this goal! I started and achieved this goal in December and I want to keep it going!
Meet up with a local running club. This is one of my New Year’s Resolutions. Since I’m not training for a race, I have no excuses to keep me from joining a group run. Now, I just need to figure out which group, and when…then hopefully I can share my experience and revive the Running Club Roundup!
Create a daily prehab routine. Injury prevention is another huge goal for me this year. I have started to look up articles on stretches that I should do for my feet, knees, and weak hips (which is probably the root of all my issues). Judy suggested coming up with a reward, so I need to work on that too!
Run 2x/week. I’ve realized that my stamina has really suffered due to my limited running…the struggle is real. I only like to stick to 3-4 miles right now, and don’t even ask me what speed work is. I think that having a short run during the week and a longer run on the weekend could go a long way! But again, no pressure to go a certain pace!
What are your goals for Janaury? How did you do in December?