Good morning! I’ve decided to start a monthly goals series so I can keep accountable for getting my training in and keeping up good habits.
1. Stick with the tri plan, no excuses. Training starts 4/6/15. This one is a biggie and simple: my goal is to stick with all scheduled workouts (usually 5-6 days/week). The biggest excuse I give is basically “work is hard.” Yes, I have a difficult job. It’s physically and mentally draining, demanding of a ton of my time and a lot of the time I just want to come home and crash. So, how am I going to keep up the training? I plan to do a mix of morning and evening training, taking advantage of the longer daylight hours; have a snack at work in the afternoon so I’m not starving when I get off; rearrange the schedule as needed.
2. Fuel like an athlete. If I’m hungry, I’ll eat. No “diet” foods and no garbage (except celebrating my mom’s birthday with homemade cake). No skipping meals–a bad habit of mine when I get off at 7-8pm and have no desire to eat. Meal prep Sundays are going to be a key player in making sure this goal sticks.
3. Blog twice a week. This one is kinda self-explanatory, but I really enjoy blogging and I don’t like it when I go two weeks without a post. It’s not that I’ve run out of things to say, it’s that I don’t make time for it. Instead of binge watching Law and Order after a ride that time would be much better spent blogging about that ride.
4. Have a solid Carytown 10K. It’s fast and flat and I’m looking to run a good race at the end of the month. No, I’m not looking for a PR (thats later this year), but I am looking for a nice-even-feels-good-but-challenging run that has me crossing the finish line with a big smile on my face.
5. (Not listed on the picture above) Complete the ROCK YOUR CORE Challenge hosted by a whole bunch of awesome bloggers. Strong core = strong swim/bike/running. Enough said.
Do you set monthly goals for yourself?