I hope your August is off to a great start! New month, new goals, right? It’s always a great time to reflect, evaluate, and reset if needed!
I can’t believe that March was the last time that I shared my monthly fitness goals – this is one of my favorite posts because it really gives me motivation at the start of a new month. So without further ado, I’m going to share my goals!
Even though I haven’t posted my running and fitness goals over the past few months, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t had goals in mind. Here’s a quick rundown on what my general goals were from April to July and how I did each month:
Biggest April Goal:
Have a solid, injury-free race at the Rock ‘n Roll Nashville Half Marathon. Grade: A. I finished just over 2:20 and had absolutely no foot pain. I was very proud of this race!
Biggest May Goal
Maintain health with the start of my first pregnancy. Grade: B+. I was in the midst of training for my last half marathon of the season and I was really focused on that, but then I had to take a step back and slow down. I was also very nauseous most of the time which killed my appetite.
Biggest June Goal
Make it through 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half Marathon then keep up running 1-2 days a week. Grade: A-. The half was pretty tough, but I indeed made it through! I really focused on having consistent Saturday runs with the Running Club and doing a short run during the week. Unfortunately, the heat made those mid-week runs less frequent!
Focus on building/maintaining strength in barre and TRX classes. Grade: A. As the summer heat raged on I wanted to make the most of my indoor workouts, plus running has gotten more challenging as I’ve been regularly doing only the Saturday runs. But I almost always feel better after going to a class!
August Health and Fitness Goals
Keep up with barre and TRX workouts. I think it’s all going really well and my goal is to continue to attend these classes. One thing I do have to consider is making modifications for my belly. I’ve been a little shy, but I have to let all the instructors know that I’m pregnant so that I make sure I don’t overextend myself!
Run, walk, and hike to the best of my ability. Lately, I haven’t been running as much – mainly because of the ridiculous heat – but no matter what I do, I want to do the best that I can. I’ve actually been very good about listening to my body so I haven’t been pushing myself too hard. I just need to keep up that attitude!
Stay hydrated and eat as healthy as possible in Germany and Spain. As I mentioned in my Coffee Date post, I’m heading to Europe on a 2-week vacation! I’m super excited, but I’m also really nervous about the food situation now that I’m pregnant. There are so many meats and cheese that I will have to avoid, and I obviously won’t be drinking, so I hope I don’t feel like I’m missing out too much on the culture. In addition to that, I’m sure it’ll be super hot in Spain, so I’ll be making sure that I drink plenty of water!
What are your fitness goals for August? How did you do in July?