August Goals

I have some August Goals to share with you to help motivate myself to hit it hard this month!

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Goal 1 for August: Run 100+ miles.  As I’ve shared before, I’m working towards 950+ miles for the year.  In June I ran 82.5 miles in and July I ran 87 miles.  My highest mileage month this year was March.  I really want to hit triple digits again (I ran 102 miles in February 2014 and 119 miles in March 2014).  I have confidence I can hit 100 miles by building up my long runs and staying consistent with my weekday runs.

Goal 2 for August: Drink at least 120 ounces of water per day.  I consistently drink about 100-120 ounces of water per day now, but want to keep hydrated, especially if I’m running more, and especially if it continues to stay hot and humid outside! I always feel better when my body is getting enough water, so I want to make sure I’m drinking!

Goal 3 for August: Foam roll at least 5 times per week.  I’m still seeing the chiropractor about every 2 weeks for my hamstring/glute/hip issues, and want to make sure I’m doing all I can to help my healing along.  I’m adding some at home strength training (sorely needed!) to my workouts, and need to foam roll to help those muscles stay loose and to work on my problem areas (hip/glute/hamstring, IT band, etc).

I’d love for you to share your goals with me, or join in on any of mine!

Thursday Thoughts: March 12

Unfortunately it has been an insane week, so I only have a short little Thursday Thoughts for you today.

Last Thursday night was the KCRC Groupie Run in Martin City, with free pizza, beer, and prizes after.  I actually won a $100 gift certificate to KC Running Co!!! I’m planning on redeeming it tonight for a pair of Adidas Ultra Boost shoes. =D

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After a longish run on Sunday, I became friends with my long lost buddy, the foam roller.  It’s truly a love/hate relationship.  I know I need to roll more, maybe I’ll write a post about it, that way I can convince myself more that it’s something I need to do more than once a month.

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Beautiful weather plus spring coming soon plus Daylight Saving Time equals lots of balcony time.  Jasper and I have been soaking up the sun.  The birds are chipping, the squirrels are out and about, and spring is definitely in the air!Photo Mar 09, 3 41 05 PM

Sorry for the short post this week, lots going on.  I’ll try to get a post up this weekend some time! Enjoy the spring-like weather!