So how was September?
1) Meal planning. I know I am never going to be super planner, at least not now, but I’ve been doing pretty well at eating pretty delicious and healthy meals, so I check this one in the win column.
2) Vary my workouts. I started a squat challenge to hopefully strengthen my legs and take some strain off my knees. I haven’t been able to do the squats daily like I had hoped. On days when my knees already hurt like on days I’ve ran, I don’t do the squats so I don’t aggravate them more. I also headed back to they gym a few times to work on some arm strength!
3) Half Marathon Training. This is going great! Next to the knee pain, of course. I have worked up to a 10 mile long run with the group two weeks ago, and this past Saturday we got a reprieve with only eight miles. Woo! Here are recaps of weeks 7 and 8, and weeks 9 and 10. I can see my paces staying steady as the distances get longer, and sometimes even picking up. Always good to see progress, which is great inspiration to keep going forward!
For October, I’m not looking to change much. Meals have been pretty good lately. Cross training isn’t too bad; I wouldn’t be upset with more, but don’t want to burn myself out during half training. And the half training itself… going great. Just keep on going!
How are your goals going?