Here we are on the last day of August, which means I hurt my foot almost a full three months ago. That is pretty much the entire summer, which makes me very sad. It wasn’t all bad though. And it wasn’t like I completely stopped running the whole time. (I probably took a full 5-6 weeks off total.)
Writing my review of my goals for this month feels so much different. I have pretty much thrown all my goals that I set in January out the window, but I think that’s a good thing because it’s not realistic to expect myself to be able to do things that my body is not allowing right now.
You can read my other 2016 updates here:
Summary of August:
This month was exciting because our deck finally got finished! Also, we had a few free weekends with nothing going on which was such a nice change after months and months of traveling and visitors and being busy. We felt like we could really relax and enjoy our deck on the weekends.
I made steady progress with my foot this month. My last setback was the last week in July, and I think I start running again the second week in August. I took my return to running very slowly, and focused on my form and PT exercise. I talked about how I tried to focus on the things I can control but I was also held back by my own negative thoughts.
I also hit 3 years of blogging this month! I mentioned that I wanted to change my blog (which I haven’t figured out if I will do and probably won’t get around to for another 3 years).
A few other posts from this month:
- Continue to work on staying strong and healthy I made some progress with the recovery this month, but this will always have to be a top priority for me.
- Run/Walk 2016 miles I still haven’t replaced the battery in my Vivofit, and I’m fine with that. If I run in the morning I’m careful about not walking too much during the day. If I know I’ll be on my feet alot at work I won’t run that day.
- Work towards a BQ Still nothing to say here…
- Work towards sub 1:40 half I am signed up for the Annapolis half on November 19th (you can save 10% using the code RUNNINGOUTOFWINE16!) and at this point I guess there is a small chance I’ll do it. If I continue to make progress I think I will be able to safely build up to 10 or 11 miles before the race. However, if I have any more setbacks than it probably won’t happen. I think the key is to be able to run consistently- there is a better chance I can run it undertrained than if I’m still injured. That being said, I won’t have a time goal; it will just be for fun.
- Do at least 10 push-ups 3 days per week I’m still doing pretty well with this one, but not always keeping track. I do know I do push-ups every time I strength train which is 2 days per week.
- Improve posture Some of the core work I have been doing has helped with this. I have actually been thinking about engaging my core more throughout the day.
- Move more There is still a fine line with this as I try to stay active but also careful about not making my foot angry again.
- Focus on saving money Not bad this month. It helped that we didn’t really have anything going on!
- Get back in the habit of weekly meal prep This was a great month for meal prep, since all our weekends were open. It makes it so much easier to get it done when we’re not traveling!
- Make time to unplug We really took advantage of our deck this month and got outside! I will admit that sometimes I bring my laptop out there, but it’s better than being inside with the TV on.
How did you do with your goals in August?
What are you looking forward to in September
Are you ready for fall or do you want summer to stick around a little longer?