Monday, August 11, 2014

July in Review

My July review is a bit late as we left for vacation on the second day of August and I just didn't have time to post.  The training for the month came to an end on July 30 with a 5 mile run and 1/2 mile cool down walk.

July 2014 Stats
66.39-- running miles
6.39- walking miles
5-- 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
77.78-- total miles

Current 2014 Stats
553.97-- running miles
29.19-- walking miles
27.51-- 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
614.77-- 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 wasn't too bad for July.  I definitely ate lots of fruits and veggies but I still made poor snack choices from time to time.  What can I say, I'm human!

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 right where I want it.  I don't get frustrated when I have to slow down when running with a group anymore.  I just do what's best for me.  My best is good enough!

Mission #3: Run 1400 miles in 2014.
Action Plan: Run.
Action Plan: Run some more.
Mission #3 is moving very slowly.  I'm okay with that though.  66.39 miles run in June (846.03 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.

Kerstetter 5K with Lorain County Blue.  1st place in the 40-44 age group!

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 6.39 miles and biked 5 miles.  I think I need to get serious about this again!!

July was an okay month.  Working out seems to have gotten harder ever since I turned 40.  It's crazy!  I went back to work today so I need to create some kind of schedule to get my rear back in gear that will work with my kids' schedules and my work schedule.  Looks like it's back to early morning workouts!

Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!