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June Recap & July Goals

Seriously, it feels like June was just yesterday!  As we near the end of June, I'm checking in with my progress against the goals I made at the beginning of 2017 and also looking at my monthly goals.



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 439 miles for 2017.  

  • Try out trail running. Nailed it! - ran a trail half marathon in March - check out the recap here, and ran a 25k trail race  in April - recap here.  I liked it so much I have 2 more on the schedule for July and September.

  • Half Marathon PR - sub 2:02:38. I've decided to table this one.


June Goals



  • Hit the gym at least 2x/week a week for strength training. C - I did not start going to the gym until the week of the 19th, since then I'm on track to make it 2x/week for strength/cross-training and have been a couple times to get some miles in when it was storming out.

  • Plank 2x/day.  B - I've kept up with my planking for the majority of the month, missing about 5 days total. 

  • Start training for Chicago Marathon. A - I've started!


June Running


Aside from the goal of beginning training for the Chicago Marathon, I did not set any specific goals for running in June.  My mileage is significantly lower this month... I will likely round out the month with 42 miles.  I'm ok with the lower mileage... coming out of May my legs were sore!  I felt like I was hobbling along on many runs and popping advil regularly.  I finally stopped being hardheaded took a pause and listened to my body and decided that it was best to take some time off.  The cutback week and the week off worked wonders - my legs feel great! I'm going to give June Running a B+.

July Goals



  • Continue with the momentum I started with cross/strength training 2x/week.

  • Keep up planking 2x/day.

  •  Keep to training plan while on vacation... I planned it so I only have 2 easy runs to do while I'm on vacay, should be do-able.


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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Comments

  1. This reminds me...it's time to reassess the monthly goals and get July on the calendar ;-) Glad to see the planking is going strong! Keep it up!!

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  2. Great job on your goals for the month! I have tried to do planking challenges and always fail, so kudos to planking twice a day! Glad that your brief rest has you feeling better on your runs - sometimes that's all we need!

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  3. I love to run on vacations -- and easy runs are the best kinds for them! The hardest part is packing all the running clothes & running shoes!

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  4. Thanks... I still forget to plank :-) It is amazing what a little rest can do.

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  5. I don't make monthly goals, but I think I might start that again in 2018. :) I do set yearly goals that I like to check-in on each month.

    I've been doing the RW Run Streak since Memorial Day. My legs are definitely looking forward to a break in a couple days. I'm thinking about taking a whole week off. :-D

    PS I love the quote at the beginning of your post!

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  6. I've thought about doing the streak, was seriously considering it... But opted for a 7 day streak of rest ;-)

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