April Recap and May Goals

With April in the rear-view mirror, it's time to reflect on how I did against the goals I set for April and to look forward to May.

At the beginning of the year, I set some goals to work on throughout the year.

2017 Goals:

  • Run my first marathon - Complete - check out the recap here.

  • Run 1,200 miles this year - making progress.  I am up to 314 miles for 2017.

  • Try out trail running- Complete - ran a trail half marathon in March - check out the recap here, and ran a 25k trail race  in April - recap here.

  • Half Marathon PR - sub 2:02:38 - more on this later. 

April Goals

  • Continue to make it to yoga - at least 1x/week - D, only made it 2x this month

  • Arm workout 2x/week - A - got them in 8x this month.

  • Start walking dogs on evenings I don't run - F, totally forgot about this

  • Clean up eating... no more candy from the office candy jar - A-, indulged on 2 occasions.

  • Kitchen deep clean - F, procrastinated on this one... did manage to get the oven totally clean.

Although I did not set any goals for April Running, I would give it a solid A.  I had a total of 91 miles for the month, and had some good runs with my dogs.  I ran a half marathon and a 25k trail race this month.  I also took a week off running to let my body recoup.

May Goals

  • 30 burpees for 15 days challenge

  • Focus on recovery - foam rolling and stretching

  • Keep up fitness routine while on vacation

What goals do you have for 2017?  Do you make monthly goals?

I'm linking up with Cowgirl Runs and Carmy for the Monthly Goals link-up and MCM Mama Runs, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and My no-guilt life for Tuesdays on the Run.


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  1. Good job taking time off after racing! Recovery is sooooo important!
    I also need to add in more yoga, it's a struggle to find the time.

  2. Haha, kitchen deep clean. F here too! I did organize that sock drawer tho.

  3. I always feel like my fitness routine goes out the window while I am on vacation. Good luck keeping up with it!

  4. This is the first year I have been making monthly goals. Unfortunately I'm not paying a whole lot of attention to them!

    I'm impressed by anyone that cleans their stove. :)

  5. Your burpees challenge for May is awesome! I think I need to do something similiar for June

  6. Great job with your goals, one of my goals was to revisit them each month and see where I was. Well that didn't happen in March an like you say April is in the rear view mirror and I've yet to see where I am.
    I also have a yearly mileage goal and I visit Smashrun that helps me keep up with how I'm doing on it.

  7. Great running mileage and nice job with your goals! I totally failed on my meal planning goal...again! I hope you have a great vacation!

  8. I just did my first day... I'm rethinking it, but maybe i'll get better as the days progress.