Friday, July 25, 2014

friday five: goals

I am so happy it is Friday! The week went by quickly enough, but I'm pretty tired today after running a 10K last night on the northside of the city, and not getting home until about 12:30. Bed time was much later than I prefer it to be. Whoa is me. This weekend I am hitting up a beerfest, and then hopefully lots of housecleaning on Sunday (I really hope I'm not feeling lazy and end up relaxing on the couch all day haha) along with my long run of 5.5 miles AND, hopefully, finally joining that gym so I can start going to spin classes/swim laps (I guess those are some goals right there haha). 


Like most Fridays, I am linking up with the lovely DC Trifecta for Friday Five: Courtney at Eat Pray Run DCCynthia at You Signed up for What?, and Mar at Mar on the Run. This week's theme is "Goals". Since I do a weekly post about my weekly goals (you can check out this week's here), I am going to look at a more general time frame. It's July now, more than half way through the year (WHAT?!), so here are some goals, life and fitness pertaining to the second half of 2014 that I would like to accomplish...

1. Add spin classes and swimming into my Dopey Challenge training plan. Most of you know that I have already begun training for the Dopey Challenge (I'm using the Galloway plan from the runDisney page), which calls for usually 3 days of running each week (eventually there will be some weeks that call for 4 or 5 days, but there are very few of those). Since I'll be 'resting' the other 4 days of the week, I want to add in cross training. I'll be joining a gym that has a pool so I can start doing laps, and then try some of the classes they offer (mainly looking at trying their cycle and yoga classes). 

2. Continue to eat healthier. I've been doing better with this, though not without some slip ups. I'm obviously not going to eat healthy all of the time, as that's an unrealistic goal for me at this point. Plus, if I'm being honest, I have no desire to completely cut out everything I love (wine, beer, and cheeseburgers to name a few) haha. I'm also logging what I am eating and how I am feeling throughout the day and on my runs to help give me a better sense of what helps fuel me best.

3. Lose 5% body fat. Along with eating healthier, I'd like to lose a few pounds/add on some more muscle. I've been seeing small results from the strength training I've been doing, so hoping if I continue to eat healthy, keep up the strength training, and add in some cross training, I'll be able to meet this goal in a couple months. 

4. Spend more time reading, less time watching tv. This speaks true for this summer so far, and I hope to continue the trend when fall tv starts back up (I don't find summer tv very entertaining, there's only a few I watch, but have plenty of fall shows on the DVR settings). 

5. Be better at blogging. While I keep up with my usual weekly items (Monday, Tuesday, and Friday), I am realllllly bad at being prompt with my race recaps. I'm hoping to catch up soon (that sounds familiar), and then be better about writing my recaps right after and posting either on Wednesdays or Thursdays.



How about you–do you set goals for yourself? Daily, Weekly, Monthly? What type of cross training do you do, if any?

Thanks to CourtneyCynthia, and Mar for hosting! Make sure to check out their "Friday Five" posts (links to the specific posts are at the top of the page) and link up if you are joining in, and then check out some of the other link up posts – they're all great!

10 comments:

  1. Good luck luck training for the Dopey. My sister and I are both training for the Goofy. -L

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  2. Adding spinning or biking into my running routine always makes me feel stronger and helps to ward off injuries. Happy #FridayFive

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    1. Glad to hear it works for others! I'm excited to add some new things to the routine :)

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  3. I work with a personal trainer to keep me focused on my strength training but love the elliptical and bike. I'm just starting to get into spinning.

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    1. I would love to have a trainer, but I settle for having my husband help me with strength training, seeing as I know very little about what routines to do together or proper form. Looking forward to seeing how you like spinning.

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  4. I always get behind on race recaps! I'm slow with them and wish I could be quicker! I like the goal of getting stronger and leaner, it's more specific and awesome for your training!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia! I'm glad it's not just me... I hope my readers don't mind too much. I feel so guilty for letting myself get so far behind!

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  5. spinning is so fun! i love spin classes. good luck w/your dopey training!

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    1. Thanks, Courtney! I hope I am as enthusiastic about spinning as you are :)

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