Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Final Goal Update

Jennifer's Goals
1. Run 5 days a week. Throughout November, this has been the easiest goal to reach. The weather has been uncharacteristically warm and therefore, no excuses. 
2. Do speed work once a week.  I found that it was tougher to accomplish this goal than I imagined it would be. Strollers aren't really conducive to speed work, and I typically use my one day care visit per week to bike.
3. Go to bed by 10:30 every night!  I got better about this one as the month passed. These last few days, I've been in bed by 10:30 and asleep by 11. Overall this makes a huge difference in the way I feel the following day. I'd love to get 8-10 hours a night, but I cherish my time without a baby to tend to:)
4. Learn about fueling/nutrition for before/during longer runs.  Before this month, I've barely even thought to take a water bottle on my runs. Now, I pop a nuun tablet in my bottle and if I'm going longer than 30 minutes, I pack either chews or one of my Honey Stinger waffles. I've definitely noticed a difference in energy level at the end of the runs where I'm conscious of my refueling.
5. Eat sweets no more than three times a week.  Epic FAILURE! My sweet tooth cannot be curbed. Thank goodness for floss, regular brushing and a good workout routine!

Jess' Goals
1. Complete speed work once a week.  Nope, didn't get this one this week, unless you count my new 30+ PR at the Oceanside Turkey Trot (23:18).  I've decided that I can get a new PR every time I enter a new age division (therefore, my 2004 PR doesn't count against 2011!).  
2. Add two yoga workouts per week.  I FINALLY did it!  I signed up online for a free week of yoga at a nearby studio, Haute Yoga.  I went to classes on Thursday and Friday, both were hot yoga, and they were awesome!
3.  35 miles per week.  Again, I'll include my cross training, with the bum feet.  I was still able to go out and run at least 4 times this week.  
4.  Eliminate Monster energy drinks from my daily intake.  Made it the ENTIRE month without any Monster.  I had one tall Peppermint Mocha when MIL came to visit, but mostly because I forgot to ask for a decaf.  I feel so much better without the caffeine.
5. Find one new trail to run every week. Found a beautiful new trail on Camp Pendleton on Monday.  No post on it though!  

Thanks for checking in on us!  How did you do with your November goals?  

1 comment:

SeRUNity NOW said...

Way to go ladies! Goals are something that I have been thinking about a lot lately. I have never been very good at setting them, but am starting to see how necessary they are for personal improvement. You both inspire me! Thanks!

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Love the feedback and the motivation. Thanks!