Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June-My comeback month?

Exactly!


I am writing this on day 4 of pre-5am wake ups (only one was on purpose) thank you O for the early starts! May brought continued winter and continued hamstring/piriformis issues along with a less than great month of running. So what did I do this month…

Fitness       
  • Started intense rehab on this leg with ART, cold laser and strength. I am not taking fish oil and finally seeing results.
  • 2 days a week spin class (starting cutting one out for elliptical instead)
  • Guess what…I swam!
  • 3 days a week strength (except marathon week)
  • Completed my 5th & 6th races of the year (missing goals on both), Half and Full Marathon #3 & 4 of 13 in 2013
  • 190.0 running miles (Not close to my 245 mile goal)

Life
  • Organize the house, Better but still needs work!
  • I graduated in May! I now hold 2 Master’s degrees and soon will be double certified
  • Weigh job opportunities and figure out best fit, Working on it but getting closer
  • Schedule board certification exam and set study plan, Studying but waiting on final okay to schedule
  • Decide if I want to finish my doctoral project, I am 99% sure I will

Food
  • After marathon I slacked on good eating and added back a little too much desserts and wine

Family/Friends
  • Gymnastics and summer dance scheduled
  • Lunch and coffee with friends and a few runs
  • Still working on kid behavior/parenting


June means summer, I hope! Racing season will be in full force and so will studying and job decisions. I am also hoping this is the start of some good running again!

Fitness Goals
  • 225+ running miles
  • 3nd Half Marathon of 2013 (done already on June 2nd)
  • 2nd Marathon of 2013 (goal = 3:30)
  • Start speed work late in June
  • Bike 2x week, Strength 3x week and Swim 2x in June

Life
  • Organize the house: For Real!
  • Weigh job opportunities and figure out best fit
  • Schedule board certification exam and study
  • Decide on a topic for doctoral project

Food
  • Stop mindless eating!
  • Continue to add 1 new recipe per week and stick with meal planning
  • Incorporate more fruit/veggies now that our CSA begins soon
  • Get back out of drinking diet soda!

Family/Friends
  • Survive dance recital and gymnastics show
  • Dinner planned with friends
  • Plan Fall activities
  • Enjoy time outside: beach, parades, bike rides
  • Work on O sleeping in (need to find a “wake up” clock)

Someone is ready for summer!


How was your May? What are your June Goals? Don't forget to enter my RaceKred Giveaway and The How Far/How Fast Contest

18 comments:

  1. Our Mays look familiar.

    I've been hampered by plantar fasciitis since the middle of May. I've been struggling with injuries on and off since last August. So I finally gave in and saw a Podiatrist. Orthotics are on order and should be here in a couple of weeks.

    Hopefully, the mid-end of June might look better for running.

    Nice post and here's to injury-free running!

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    1. Hope the orthotics help and you are pain free soon.

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  2. Oh early mornings...I love 'em when I'm by myself not when little ones decide to join me. ;) We have an OK to Wake clock. Had really high hopes for it. Total fail. If you find the solution, let me know!

    Best of luck in June!

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    1. I was just looking at the OK to Wake clocks yesterday, need to order one to give it a try.
      I too love my early morning time Alone!

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  3. Those are good specific goals! I wish summer = running in my neck of the woods! It's humidity/rainy season for us down here! Take care!

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    1. In the midwest summer is the best time to run, although last summer was brutal meaning early morning runs.

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  4. My May goals went well, except I majorly slacked on running. I am on a good start with June, despite this chest infection, but here's hoping I get healthy and stay on track!!

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    1. Good luck with June, yay for a strong start :)

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  5. Good luck with the June goals - busy month for sure!
    I remember the days with little ones and trying to get them to sleep until a certain time. Now I have teenagers and 1 of them would sleep all morning if I would let him (I don't cause I'm mean that way!!).

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    1. I remember those days of sleeping so late, now I'm in bed at 9pm!

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  6. I need O to come to my house and wake me up. I overslept this morning and didn't get my workout in. That means I have to teach and get my speed drills in today.

    Great goals! What are your degrees in?

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    1. She'd be happy to wake up at 5am!

      I have a BS in Nursing, MS in Adult Health Clinical Specialist and now MS as nurse practitioner.

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  7. Good luck with June! I hope the running goes great this month! No injuries!!! :-)

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  8. Awesome goals! I'm going to try to use June to clean up my diet, especially with marathon training kicking off!

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    1. Good luck with the diet clean up and marathon training :)

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  9. Organizing the house... my perennial goal! I am actually making some progress this month though, as making room for a new human in the house requires some rearranging of rooms and closets! My other big goal for the month is to eat really clean.

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    1. Good luck with your goals and the new human on the way :)

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