Thursday, April 30, 2015

Monthly Goals : May

Hello everyone and happy May!  April came and went very quickly for me- it was a busy month filled with races, planning and traveling!  I still tried to stick with my April goals (which you can check out here )
Keep reading to see how I did on my April goals, and what I want to achieve in May! 



Fitness Goals:

-Race the 5k and 10k.  Yes!  I really pushed myself in both of these races.  I hit both of my "B" goals which I'm happy about! 

-Try a new workout class.  Yes!  I tried "Group Active" and it was a lot of fun!  

-Follow my training plan 100%.  Yes (ish).  I stuck mostly to the plan, but had to change up a few runs based on weather.  I also switched up my speed workouts, but still did one speed workout a week.  I count this as a victory and will say that I achieved this goal!

Personal Goals:

-Read two books.  Yes!  I finished Paper Towns by John Green and Runner's World Big Book of Marathon Training.  Loved them both! 

-Cook a different cuisine.  Yes!  Check out my post here.

-Go to church.  Yes (ish).  I did go on Easter, which is cheating.  I'll make this my goal again in May. 

I cheated a bit this month, but I did hit all of my goals, which I'm happy about.  I'm going to be a bit more strict in May, since I don't have the excuses of getting ready for Europe!  Here are my goals:

Fitness Goals:

-Try a new workout class.  This was a great goal to have last month and pushed me out of my comfort zone.  I want to do it again in May!

-Negative split in the Team Alex 5 miler.  This is my only race in  May, and I run the course all the time, so there's no reason why I shouldn't be able to negative split!

-Stretch and foam roll 5x a week.  Now that I'm in my final full month of training for the Biggest Loser Half, I need to focus on recovery more.  Foam rolling and stretching is really important, so I'll make sure I'm getting in a good amount this month! 

-Stick to the plan.  Once again, my goal is to complete all of my workouts I have planned.  Here's my plan for May:



Personal Goals:

-Go to church.  Like I mentioned above, I failed on this last month.  

-Read 2 books.  This was easy last month, so I'll be setting that goal for myself again this month!  Also, I want to get a library card and visit the library.  There's one right by my apartment, and it's so much cheaper to borrow books then buy them for my Kindle!

-NO SHOPPING.  To go along with the previous point, I need to take a month off from spending money.  Between going to Europe and shopping for Europe, my bank account could use a break!  

- Cook Greek food.  Next on my "Cook around the World" challenge is Greek.  Anyone have favorite dishes I should try? 


Linking up with Mar, Cynthia and Court 
as well as Heather and Clare
How did your April goals go?  
What are your goals for May?

16 comments:

  1. I have the Runner's World big book of running ( which I haven't read all the way through yet). But I have never heard of the big book of marathon training. Perhaps I should put that on my list!

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    1. It has lots of good information for new runners so it wasn't too useful in that sense for me, but i liked the stories and workout ideas as well as eating plans!

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  2. Great job hitting your goals in April! Your May goals look great, only thing I would consider would be adding more rest days. 12 straight days of running/cross training leading up to a race would basically guarantee that I would not be able to race at my full potential.

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    1. That's true, but for me doing easy centergy (basically yoga) and spinning on rest days has really helped. I'll definitely see how I feel though and adjust, so thanks for the feedback :)

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    2. Oh, I didn't know that centergy was a low impact/yoga type thing. That makes sense as sort of an active "rest" day. I should have googled :)

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  3. It doesn't sound like you cheated on your April goals to me! But it's always good to try to improve. I am also instituting a shopping ban for May. I bought a ton if things as potential race day outfits with the intent of returning most...but I ended up keeping everything. :-(

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    1. Oh no!! Lol I think you deserve it all for all your hard work though. But yes to a may ban. I need it.

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  4. I did a new workout class last month and want to keep it up. I heard so many things about Pure Barre that I was curious. If my legs are jello and I need to hold on to the car to gas it up, I'd say the class worked.

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    1. Wow that's impressive! My gym only offers once Barre class and it's in the morning during work, so hopefully they'll add more soon so I can try!!

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  5. You did great this month! Proud of you lady. Keep it up, the no spending will be hard but I have faith in you!

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    1. Thanks so much carissa!!! I need all the help I can get so I appreciate the encouragement

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  6. Ohh nice! Find out if your library can lend books to your kindle, that's what mine does. it makes it SO easy!

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    1. Ah that would be great!! I'll definitely look into that. Thanks for the idea! :)

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  7. i go to church every sunday and it's not cheating to go on easter :) but glad you are trying again. have a great weekend!

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    1. I used to go every week until I moved! My church is further away but still not bad so I need to just do it!

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  8. Good job with your April goals! :) If you're doing Greek, Greek salad is easy and one of my favorite summer foods...I just made it last night!

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