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Summer Plans / Goals… Checking In!
I sat down and put all my goals out on the screen in hopes that I’d hold myself more accountable and have a really good summer.
Summer is… well… essentially over.? My kids are back in “school” and it’s actually starting to cool off just a little bit… I mean, where did the summer go!?!
Here are the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the summer:
- I want to get faster
- I want to be more consistent
- I want to love to run
Guys… if I am looking at those three goals… my summer has been a massive success!!
I want to get faster…
I still do, and I did.
- June 1st: 11:42 min/mile average pace.
- July 9th: 10:43 min/mile average pace.
- August 21st: 10:41 min/mile average pace.
… I shaved like a minute off my average time.? I can’t even believe it!!? I know that the strength workouts I have?committed to have been helping a lot – and not every run is a 10-something average pace, but I am definitely faster today than I was at the end of the summer.
Speaking of strength – I have about 2.5 weeks left to go on my LIIFT4 program and I am actually SAD that it’s ending!? I think I know what I’ll be doing next, so stay tuned!
I want to be more consistent…
Big fat check mark here!
Sticking to a schedule has always been a challenge for me over the summer, but I made a promise to myself to do it, and I followed through.? I’m working out 6 days a week right now…
Monday – LIIFT4 and a run…
Tuesday – LIIFT 4
Wednesday – Run
Thursday – LIIFT4
Friday – LIIFT4 and a run…
Saturday – Long run
Sunday – Rest!
I did give myself some grace during a trip to California with the girls, but ultimately I have had this schedule for almost all summer.
Also? I’m on a pretty legit run streak at the moment.? It started on June 1st – and every single day I have gone at least one dedicated mile.? Sometimes it’s a walk, sometimes it’s a run… but it is one mile, on purpose, every single day.
I want to love to run…
Another big fat enthusiastic check mark here!
So far – and I laugh as I type this – but so far… I am not getting burnt out.? I do still have a nagging fear that will happen this fall, but as of today, I am still looking forward to my runs. I’m doing my best to change them up and not do the same thing every single time, which I know is helping.
I’ve also started running with Team in Training (more on that, later!) and had my first group run last weekend.
Keeping my schedule packed full of exciting races and group runs will definitely help keep me out of the slump! I also appreciate that I have decided to train with the Galloway long run schedule for Dopey – so I don’t have a super long run EVERY weekend.? I’m 100% positive that will help me out.
So, I’d say this summer has been a MASSIVE success. I’m in a great place, and really looking forward to what the fall has in store!!
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Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)