I hope you’re doing well! It has been far too long since I’ve been able to post and I’ve truly missed it!
The summer is starting to feel like it’s winding down and I couldn’t be happier about it! Weather-wise, it was a very brutal summer which made running absolutely miserable. I cannot wait until we get into fall, my favorite season! But until then, I thought I would share my wellness goals with you for August!
Since I didn’t get to create wellness goals for July, I thought I would speak generally on how I handled my wellness over the last couple of months. Running continued to be a large part of my fitness regime getting back together with my Running Club has been great. In mid-June, we had a family vacation in Vermont that was just fantastic! It was great to be in a place that was relatively safe during these pandemic days, and while climbing those green mountains was brutal at times, the view from the top was worth it! It was also great to create more memories as a family of three, and I was so pleased by all of the delicious and (somewhat) healthy food we were able to eat on our trip!
Work hard in physical therapy for my Runner’s Knee. Yes, it’s true…I’m dealing with another “injury” situation. Thankfully, I was paying great attention to my body and noticed very early that things were going awry with my left knee in early July. I didn’t waste any time as I took a few days off and scheduled a physical therapy assessment as soon as possible, and for the past few weeks I’ve been going in for PT and actually doing my exercises at home, mainly focused on hip strengthening. I’m extremely committed to overcoming this setback as I have 2 half marathons this fall that I’m really excited about!
Commit to making “Me Time”. I have to be honest…it has been a struggle lately. Now that I’m a mom, I feel like I’m always on “go, go, go”. I am always running around the house taking care of things – cloth diapers, doctor appointments, figuring out meals when it’s my night to cook. And Baby E is quite the active toddler! I’ve been feeling really run down and had to take a sick day because the chronic lack of sleep was just too much. So I am going to make an effort to focus on myself. I haven’t figured out exactly how I’m going to do it lol, so I appreciate any suggestions!
Go to bed at 10 pm each night. This is a goal that I’ve had for a while and I NEED to keep it going! Baby E has been fighting her regular night-time lately, so while it is tempting for me to stay up later to achieve my sorely needed “me time”, I need to focus on getting enough hours of sleep!