Goals for April 2014
Happy Monday, friends!
How was your weekend? I had a busy weekend full of two successful back to back long runs and lots of socializing!
I was loving the taste of spring weather that we had in Southwestern Ontario on Sunday and it made me realize that April is tomorrow, which means it’s time to get cracking on my goals for this month!
Firstly though, looking back on how I did on my March goals:
1. Remain injury-free and push my milage up to the 100 km/week mark. B
I am giving myself half points on this one because I haven’t raised my weekly milage to 100 km. I had a chat with my physiotherapist and we decided that was a bit too bold a goal, especially as I was starting with about 40 km. I have however, managed to complete an entire training block injury-free by bringing my training indoors, despite how much I hate the treadmill.
2. Renew my CPR. A+
Done! At the beginning of March, I spent a Sunday afternoon getting re-certified and I just received the new card last week. Ready to go!
3. Listen to more podcasts. A+
I have gotten a list of my friends top podcasts and have been listening to them at work and on my daily commute. I am LOVING it! My current favourites are Ultra Runner Podcast, Social Media Examiner and Above and Beyond Group Therapy.
4. Increase my savings rate. A+
5. Get my gear list, training plan and flights established for my Transrockies 120 miler in Colorado in August. C
With diving into a new job, this has thrown a wrench into my plans for seamless planning so there are some creativity that will need to ensure going forward but I have received the gear list, chatted with my team mate and started my training plan!
6. Establish a support network for those who have contacted me with struggles from eating disorders. A
I have arranged a few phone calls and finally have gotten through all of the emails. What a group of heart breaking and inspiring stories. Thank you all again for your support through my series on anorexia.
Looking forward to April..
1. Foam roll and stretch every night before bed.
One thing I have found is that I do not have the proper amount of time for a massage which means I need to stay on top of my therapy. I have a foam roller, acu-ball, tiger tail and a bunch of other little aids to make sure I recover from heavy workouts as fast as possible and I am resolving to use them every night before I sleep!
2. PR my next race.
Let’s face it, I am going to try and make this a goal for every race this year, and even though it is not always realistic, my next race is the Yonge Street 10 KM and it is mostly down hill which means it is within the realm of possibility that I could PR! Fingers crossed!
3. Stream line my schedule and instigate a bit more organization and time management.
My new schedule has brought a lot less spare time and a few more frantic mornings. With my new alarm clock set for 4:30 am to fit in my training before work, I want to instigate a few life hacks this month in order to keep things flowing smoothly, like making my lunches the night before, setting the coffee maker to automatically brew my morning cup, etc.
4. Organize my laptop.
You know how things tend to get all jumbled? My photos, music and files are a night mare and I want to take a bit of time this month to sort that all out so I don’t spend 5 minutes searching for the file I need.
5. Make big progress on my blog project.
I have some exciting changes for the blog coming down the pipe and I want April to be a month where I tackle a huge chunk of that.
What are your goals for April?
Last week’s training: A bit of a lighter training week due to a new schedule but it was my first week of back to back long runs and they went fantastically!
Monday: Pilates (45 minutes), Spin class (1 hour)
Tuesday: Treadmill intervals ( 8 km )
Wednesday: Spin class (45 minutes), Ice Skating (20 minutes)
Thursday: Treadmill Intervals ( 11 km)
Friday: Spin class (1 hour)
Saturday: 16 km
Sunday: 16 km