Monday, September 1, 2014

August in Review

August came to an end with a ten mile run in the Metroparks yesterday with Patty, Dan and John.  August turned out to be very light on the workout side of things due to vacation and an unfortunate encounter between my knee, shoulder, and face with an uneven sidewalk.
Water Ski show in Wisconsin

The uneven sidewalk-OUCH

August 2014 Stats
35.84-- running miles
6.81- walking miles
7.58- biking miles
0-- elliptical miles
0-- kettlebell workouts
0-- stair workouts
0-- fitness app workout
0-- upper body weight fitness workouts
0-- leg weight fitness workouts
0- monthly fitness challenge workout
0-- Assorted cross training exercises workouts
50.23-- total miles

Current 2014 Stats
589.81-- running miles
36.00-- walking miles
35.09-- biking miles
4.1-- elliptical miles
8-- kettlebell workouts
6-- stair workouts
1-- fitness app workout
1-- Assorted cross training exercises workout
3-- upper body weight fitness workouts
1-- leg weight fitness workouts
2 1/3-- monthly fitness challenge workout
665.00-- total miles

2014 Mission check-in

Mission #1: Make an effort to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Action Plan: Always have fruits and vegetables cleaned, cut up, and ready for consumption.
Action Plan: Choose healthier options when snacking.
Mission #1 went better in August.  Believe it or not we ate lots of fruits and vegetables while we were on vacation.  Plus I went back to work this month and I always eat fruits and vegetables with my lunch.

Mission #2: Accept and embrace that my best is good enough.
Action Plan: Stop comparing myself to others and compare myself to the person I was yesterday.
Action Plan: Define my own success and measure it by what I am able to do.
Mission #2 is still where I want it to be.  I remind myself daily that I am my only competition.

Mission #3: Run 1400 miles in 2014.
Action Plan: Run.
Action Plan: Run some more.
Mission #3 is moving very slowly.  My tumble didn't help with this mission as I took a solid week off because I really banged myself up.  35.84 miles run in August (810.19 miles to go).
Mission #4: Run happy.
Action Plan: Run training runs and races with friends as often as I can.
Action Plan: Listen to my heart and not the beeps on my Garmin.
Action Plan: Be thankful that I have been blessed with a healthy body that allows me to run.
Mission #4 is golden! I am still loving the run and enjoying time spent with friends.

Mission #5: Do other workouts in addition to running.
Action Plan: Find workouts I enjoy and actually do them.
Action Plan: Participate in some monthly fitness challenges.
Mission #5 went, umm, well it didn't really go much at all. I walked 6.81 miles and biked 7.58 miles.  Now that I have healed from my fall, I need to get back to this.  I was really doing good at the beginning of the year.  Not quite sure what happened since then...

I really can't be disappointed in August.  There were a few challenges thrown my way.  I just had to embrace them and keep my "things happen" attitude.