Goals for May 2015
How are we in May already? I am not going to lie, I am thrilled. I love the spring weather and wearing shorts and a tshirt to do my training and racing. This past week, I was a lot lighter on training to make sure I am fully recovered from Boston to ensure I am ready to attack the next training cycle.
TUESDAY: easy 5 KM
WEDNESDAY: Easy 6 KM
THURSDAY: 1 hr gym session with weights
SATURDAY: 80 KM cycle, broken up throughout the day
SUNDAY: 20 KM cycle commute
This week, I will focus on a steady return to regular training. My next race is at the end of May and I want to make sure I gear my base back up for it. We are covering off quite a bit in this post which always happens when I go MIA! It’s May which means it’s time to do some goal setting and take a look at how I did with last month’s goals.
1. Run a smart and successful Boston Marathon. A++
I’ll be honest. I don’t think I would have run this any differently. I have bounced back quickly mentally and physically because I didn’t race it hard. You can read the full recap here.
2. Do my first mountain bike race of the year. A++
Not only did I have a successful race, but I podiumed for my age group. I have literally never been more excited for something because I am not a cyclist so this gave me a huge confidence boost for my upcoming mountain bike events this summer. I have the recap of the 5 Peaks trail race and Paris to Ancaster coming up this week.
3. Send out my newsletter. F
I do not view this as a failure though! I have added some last minute discounts, including CEP Compression, so if you want to receive some goodies this week, sign up here.
4. Go to my first 5 Peaks race. A++
Guys. I had SO. MUCH. FUN. Recap is coming later this week but you can read the recap on Michelle’s blog as well. If you want to join us for the next race at Heartlake on May 30 (which will be my birthday party, they just don’t know it yet…), you can sign up here and get a discount with the code JESSICA.
5. Sign up for a course. F
HA. This one has little to do with my desire and everything to do with the fact that the course I wanted to take isn’t offered this summer! I will keep you posted on this.
On to May!
1. Have a blast at training camp in Crystal Mountain.
Mid-month, I am headed stateside to get some training under my belt with my team mate, Kim, for Transrockies. We are spending lots of time on the mountain bike and practicing with the tow rope as well as celebrating her birthday!
2. Complete my first 48 hour adventure race.
The following weekend, I am headed stateside again to compete in my first adventure race of the year with Team Ripkin. It’s 2 days straight of orienteering, climbing, mountain biking, rowing and trekking and we need to do it all with a camera in our face because NBC is doing a segment on our team. Because nothing screams camera ready than no makeup, no shower and 48 straight hours of no sleep.
3. Spend minimum of 30 minutes outdoors over the month of May.
The David Suzuki Foundation has teamed up with the amazing Genuine Health for the 30×30 challenge.
Each spring, the David Suzuki Foundation challenges Canadians and people around the world to join the 30×30 Challenge by spending 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days.
4. Get ready to move. All I do is move. This month is no different. I am finding a place to move to for the summer until I finally settle into my dream apartment in September.
5. Celebrate my birthday! Come at me, 26. I’m ready for you.
If you are local and are looking for something to do tonight, head on over to Goodlife Fitness on Weber for their grand opening of Hot Yoga! I am so so so excited that they are now offering this. I love the hot yoga because it is perfect for inflexible runners. (me)
What is coming up for you in May?
Good luck on your adventure race!!!! 48 hours! Wow!
Thanks Rebecca! I will let you know how it goes!
You don’t stop moving houses, AND moving your body! You’re a machine.
I am ready to stop moving houses though.. LOL!
Ange @ Cowgirl Runs says
Whoa, sounds like May is going to be a big and awesome month for you! That’s fantastic!
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
Sooooo excited for you and everything coming up this month – especially your race with Team Ripkin – that sounds amazing! And yes, nothing screams camera ready than a sweaty, dirty 48 hours in the middle of some remote location…. but at the same time it sounds amazing and you’re going to do amazing. I can’t wait to hear about it all!
Heartlake is like my backyard..I live in Brampton. And I usually run loops around the lake. I might come to cheer you and my other friends that day 🙂
Ah! You totally should. I would love to meet you.