I just wanted to remind everyone that Wednesday June 3rd is National Running Day! I am planning to write a post about why I run, and I encourage others to do the same! You can click here to make your own customizable “Why I Run” bib. I was also thinking of adding a link-up to my post on Wednesday so we can all read each others’ posts about why we run. Let me know if you would be interested so I can decide if its worth hosting a link-up or not! You can check out my post from last year here.
I’ll be using these prompts as an outline that you are welcome to follow as well!
- Right now, I run because…
- I started running because…
- When I don’t run…
- One thing that running has taught me is…
- My favorite kind of run is…
- Right now my biggest running-related goal is…
And now, of my monthly check-in!
You can read my other monthly recaps so far here:
-I’ve been running again consistently! My fitness is coming back, but I still don’t feel ready to race a half-marathon. I do think that I can still hit a sub 1:40 half this year, but I need a few more months to get more comfortable with that distance/mileage.
-I ran my first race of 2015 this month! You can read about that 5k here. While I am way behind my race/mileage goal for 2015, I have already said that it’s no longer a priority for me. I’ll race when I want and when I am feeling good, but I won’t be overdoing it just to hit 15 races for the year. My mileage will be lower than ever this year, but there’s nothing I can do about that after backing off so much during the first few months of the year.
-I am noticing improvements in my posture, strength, and running form from all the work I am doing with my chiropractor. I’m still working on doing push ups with proper form!
-I’ve kept up with my planks, and this month I have been doing them with leg lift and on my hands (versus elbows).
-I read two books this month: The Girl on the Train and The Silent Wife. I also started reading Becoming a Supple Leapord but that will be a slower read since I have the hard copy (not on my Kindle) and its big and heavy like a textbook!
May 2015 Stats and Highlights
Total miles: 82- this was a big jump from the 42 I ran in April and my second highest monthly mileage of the year (In January I ran 90).
Favorite non-running activity: I’ve been doing the Iron Strength workout once a week and I do think its really beneficial. It incorporates alot of the exercises I am working on with my chiropractor and it’s gotten me doing things like burpees and squat jumps that I would never do on my own.
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Biggest Accomplishment: I’m happy with my 5k time even though it wasn’t a PR. I think it was good to work on running at a hard effort again!
Set-backs and struggles: I’ve felt like this month I haven’t been getting enough sleep just because I have been so busy. I’m getting up earlier to get my runs in before work, and then it feels like there is always something to do after work. By the time we eat and clean up dinner it’s later than I would like and there’s hardly any time to relax! It doesn’t help that the weekends have been so busy too. Hopefully when the school year ends things will quiet down a bit.
Things I’m looking forward to in June: I’m finally going to meet my new niece in Arkansas this weekend! I’m also looking forward to two more weddings, and a high school graduation! Also, the end of the school year and maybe running another race:)
What was the best part of May for you?
What are you looking forward to in June?
Will you be celebrating National Running Day tomorrow?