Another month has come and gone. Once again, I can’t believe it. May was a strange month. I think I mostly feel that way because of the weather. Each time we would get a hint of spring/summer, it would be followed by days or weeks of cooler weather or rain. My running was kind of “blah”. I spent the entire month in sort of a holding pattern waiting on my orthotics, not wanting to do too much and knowing I would slowly have to break them in once I got them.
I guess the biggest focus of the month was on Rob’s marathon. It was nice to have that as a distraction from the fact that I wasn’t running much. After the marathon, I even took a cut back week. Other than that, I kind of just went through the motions of my workouts.
Here’s how I did with the spring goals that I set:
1. FOLLOW MY PTT RECOVERY PLAN
For the most part I kept up with this. I have definitely made adjustments based on what I found to work best.
2. TAKE YOGA CLASSES IN A STUDIO
Total fail on this one. However, I kind of gave up on it last month. It’s just not worth the time and cost to me.
3. CONTINUE WITH DAILY MEDITATION
Another fail. I would like to get back to this but I need to really make the commitment.
4. GRADUALLY BUILD BACK UP MY RUNNING
I kind of went backwards with this one. I did start running more consistently again, but as of this past week I was only doing 3 miles of running/walking at a time. I’m ok with that though. I would rather be running very short distances than not running at all.
5. DOCUMENT MY PROGRESS.
Other than keeping track of my workouts on the blog, I haven’t kept up with this goal either. I can’t seem to figure out the right place to leave my training journal where I will actually write in it.
Based on that review, I think it’s time to revise my goals. For now I’ll keep up with my recovery plan but not worry about the other ones.
Here are a few other posts from this month:
There are a few things I’ll be working on in June that I hope to share later this week. I’m feel cautiously optimistic (once again). I’m glad that I ended May with a few good runs, even though they are not nearly as long as I would like.
How did you do with your goals in May?
Did May feel like a strange month to anyone else?