Goals for May 2014
What a weekend! It was one of those weekends full of amazing people, great memories and not enough sleep. The kind of weekend that leaves you exhausted come Monday morning, but with a huge smile on your face. I am so blessed to have a strong community of friends and runners who consistently make my day and that is something to be grateful for.
It is hard to believe that we are already in May. I have been ramping up my milage for my big summer races and so far I have been fortunate to remain injury free. It’s time to take a look at what I want to accomplish this May but first, let’s check out how I did in April.
1. Foam roll and stretch every night before bed. C
Yeah…this was not a thing that happened. I had the best intentions, but I wasn’t able to execute it regularly because I found myself choosing between foam rolling and sleep, and sleep always wins. I did add a baseball and lacrosse ball to the therapy family arsenal so I feel as if I am more preventative than ever. I have made a huge effort to stretch and roll after ever hard run. Plus, our hot tub is open now, so there have been some long therapeutic soaks.
2. PR my next race. A+
3. Stream line my schedule and instigate a bit more organization and time management. B
I have gotten better at my schedule and adding a few life hacks in to my days to help things flow more smoothly but I have realized that I thrive on being busy…almost too busy and until I can shake the habit, no amount of streamlining will add extra time to my day.
4. Organize my laptop. A++
I spent an evening at Starbucks with a latte and cleaned up my computer. It was fun to go back and find things I had written in undergrad and I even found a piece that I will be sharing in the upcoming months. SO nice to have a cleaned up computer.
5. Make big progress on my blog project. B
Blog projects always take longer than anticipated in my experience. I have had a number of meetings and developed the template, but there is still a bit to go…
Onto May! This month, I want to…
Lots of trail running friends have been shaken out of the wood work and I have been setting up more regular runs to go take in the local trail systems. I need to increase my hill training and technical skills so I am looking forward to adding more trails in May as the systems dry up and hope to add a brunch or two at the end!
2. Increase community involvement.
I have been given a really exciting opportunity to lead a running clinic with a local organization. I LOVE the community that I live in and I am excited to become involved in a new and exciting way.
3. Have a rocking race weekend on my birthday.
May 31 was the day that I first made a run into the world and I am celebrating with a weekend of racing. It kicks off with the Terra Cotta 5 Peaks run and ends with the Women’s Half Marathon in Niagara. I would love to see you at one or both of the races. They are my birthday parties. The race organizers just don’t know it yet…
4. Take one night off a week.
I had alluded to my bad habit of busyness above and I am finding that it is getting just a little insane. For the sake of my training and mental health, I am reserving one night a week where I am home with nothing to do but get things done like cooking, laundry and blogging. Fingers crossed I can get an A+ on this one.
5. Spring clean!
It’s the time of year where my space and my car could use a little TLC and May is the month to tackle it!
What are your goals for May?