So for the first time in a while, I have to say that this month went by kind of slowly. It definitely picked up at the end, but for the most part I was just counting down the weeks until April. I really thought March would bring warmer weather, but that was not the case at all. In fact, we had our biggest snow of the season on March 21st.
I’ll be doing my 2018 goals check-in as well as the goal for March that I set at the end of February.
Goals for 2018
PR IN “SOMETHING”
I ran my first race of the year this month, but it was not a PR. It sort of made me put races on hold again for a bit. Right now I’ve just been enjoying being back to doing easy runs.
TRACK MY SHOE MILEAGE
GET RID OF BACK ISSUE
This has still been going pretty well! Once in a while I will notice it a little but it doesn’t stick around for long. Although occasionally my shoulder will get really tight (on the same side that my back bothered me). I’m not sure if it’s related, but I do think the shoulder acts up after I do a lot of work on my computer.
Still doing well with this one!
IMPROVE RUNNING FORM
I’ve been trying to work on increasing my hip extension by doing things like stretching my hip flexors or strengthening my glutes. I’m hoping this will translate to better running form!
BE MORE STRATEGIC ABOUT SAVING MONEY
This has been ok, but not great. Still lots of room for improvement.
READ AT LEAST 6 BOOKS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
I don’t think I’ve made any improvement since last month, so I have still read 2.5 books this year. Good thing there is still plenty of time left this year to do some more reading!
MARCH 2018 GOALS:
I wanted to keep up with my goals from February (drink enough water, get outside at least once a week, and start another book). I think I did well with drinking water and getting outside, but I admit I did not start another book! I didn’t even finish the last one I was reading.
- Try at least one new recipe this month- Umm I actually completely forgot that I made this a goal! I don’t think I tried any new dinner recipes but I did bake some different desserts. Does that count?
- Foam roll 5 times a week- As I mentioned last week I have been doing well with foam rolling, but not with keeping track of it. If I had to guess I would say I foam rolled 4-5 times per week each month.
GOAL SETTING FOR APRIL 2018:
I figure I will carry over some the goals from February/March and adjust some of them as needed.
- Try at least one new recipe this month- Let’s try this one again!
- Foam roll 5 times a week- and keep track of it!
I’m a little disappointed with how I did with my goals in March. But overall, it was a good month! I got in lots of run, strong workouts, and started a new phase of strength training. Hopefully some warmer weather this month will leave me rejuvenated and ready to work.
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