Somehow today is August 1 already… insane. That’s all I’ll say to keep from sounding like a broken record yet again!
July was a BUSY month for me. I felt like I had commitments almost every night of the week, plus plans every single weekend, including a bachelorette party in Boston that I just got back from last night! Despite that, I did manage to do alright with the goals I set for July. Here they are listed below, along with a status update about how I did with each of them.
1.) Stick with my training plan for my marathon, especially focusing on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday runs – easy, speed, and long. I did pretty good with this one for most of the month, as you can see by looking at the second page of that spread sheet (the ACTUAL things I did rather than the plan). I did end up missing my long run this past weekend due to traveling to Boston, but I plan to make up for it this month and not let one missed run bring me down.
2.) Get to free outdoor yoga AT LEAST one Monday morning this month! Check! I ended up going only once which I’m sad about, but even getting out one morning and doing yoga with the fresh air was worth it.
3.) Really do a giveaway on the blog this month. Check! I did the Larabar Giveaway, and it was such a hit that the people over at Larabar let me pick not one, but TWO winners!
4.) Maintain my weight throughout the month. Check! I weighed in at exactly 164 (my goal weight) last week. Having to submit my weight monthly since I work for Weight Watchers really helps keep me on track.
5.) Read at least one book. Yup! I read Julie and Julia in its entirety, and just started The Hunger Games on the plane home yesterday which is SO good I can tell it’s going to go by quick!
So all-in-all, despite the one missed long run, this month went pretty well. Outside of the goals I set, I also went through a blog redesign, and two photoshoots for two different magazines coming out this year – all big things to have under my belt!
Now that July’s out of the way, I’m pretty excited to not have TOO many plans for August. The only weekend I’ll be traveling (for now) is the third weekend to Philly for the Healthy Living Summit where I’ll be speaking! That said, I still have quite a busy month because I’m moving the first weekend of September into DC proper (I live in Arlington right now which is just outside of the District). More details to come on that, but it is going to be a big change for me! So with all that said, here’s what I’d like to do:
1.) REALLY focus on the long runs for marathon training, working my way up towards 14 (!!!) miles (which will be my longest run ever).
2.) Try to go to outdoor yoga at least twice this month, while I’m still living in Crystal City and can take advantage of it!
3.) Continue to work my way through anything open in the pantry in preparation for the move. Stick to $35 weekly budget for groceries throughout the month!
4.) Pack slowly but efficiently throughout the month, so that it’s not a big PITA come September 2 (September 3 is move day).
5.) Enjoy time relaxing at the pool and reading while I still can (no pool at the new place!).
6.) Do a kick ass job on the presentation at the Healthy Living Summit!
I think that’s it! I tend to do well when I focus on a few attainable goals rather than have a long list of them, so let’s keep it to six!