Monthly Goals – April 2015

April 1, 2015

March was a great month! While I did not meet all my goals, I am feeling much better and fitter compared to February. Today I am going to recap my March goals and share my April goals. 


1. Run/Walk/Elliptical 75 miles

I ended the month with 79.57 miles (I know…I know….I should have run .43 more miles for the pretty 80).  It was the first time I met my mileage goal since I started sharing my monthly goals in December

2. Strength Train 2x/week

I strength trained 5 times this month for an hour each.  Two sessions were canceled due to illness and snow, I know next month I will be back to my 2x/week average.  

3. Yoga/Barre 2x/week

Unfortunately I did not hit this goal – I see more yoga in my future. 

4. Plank 2x/day

I was pretty inconsistent this month with this goal.  Planks are funny – one day :30 seconds feels like torture and 1:30 can feel easy.  

5. Exercise at least 30 minutes/day

I had much more success during December’s #Turkey2Bubbly challenge – I think the small group concept was very motivating.  This month there were rest days and sick days, which my body needed for recovery. 

1. Run/Walk/Elliptical 80 miles

I think April will be the month I reach 80 miles (I was soooo close this month).   The last time I ran/walked/elliptical-ed 80 was in October.  This month I would also like to incorporate more hill and speed work as I train for the St. Michaels Half Marathon in May. 

2. Strength Train 2x/week

I have 10 sessions scheduled for this month.  

3. Yoga/Barre 2x/week

This will be a priority for me this month as I increase my mileage.  I like attending yoga to stretch out the muscles. 

4. Plank 2x/day

One of my 2015 goals is to hold a plank for 2:00.  I am so close…15 seconds away.  I know this will help me reach it.

5. Swim 1x/week 

The swimming goal has returned with good reason.  There are four months until the Quantico Tri and I need to get back into swim shape.  Luckily I am a swimmer, but I have not swum laps in a few years. 

How did you do this month? 

Do you have any new goals for April? 

Linking up Tracey

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      1. Run Jenny Run

        100 miles is impressive! Good luck with all your races coming up!

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        Thanks Steph. Oh a push up challenge is a good one (I also have a weak upperbody)

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        Ohh looking forward to reading them. So jealous you went swimming outdoors today!

    1. Way to go on your March goals and getting so close to 80 miles!

      Do you vary up your planking? Each week I usually go for couple short planks and then one long plank (sort of like a few short runs and one long run, haha). Right now I’m mostly doing two days of 5 x 1 minute planks and then 1 day where I go for a 2+ minute plank.
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        That is a great idea! I will have to try that. I usually try to plank until I max out.

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        Yes! I may try to go this weekend and also Monday or Wednesday. I’ll email you.

    1. Great goals! And awesome job on almost hitting 80 miles last month! I definitely need to increase my monthly mileage – that’s one of my goals. I’m considering adding a running log to the blog. I feel like it’ll help keep me accountable. Other goal is to actually blog more! Haha
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        Nice goals! I like your posts – they are always well written. I def became more accountable when I started posting the mileage on the blog – now its cool to see my mileage difference year to year.

    1. An, you were so close to 80 miles in March! But I think you’ll definitely hit it in April. I am a big convert of training on hills. I think it’s really made me so much stronger this training cycle. Here’s to a great April!
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        Thanks Jenn! Been really impressed with all your hill work this training cycle and how you’ve conquered them during races this season. Have a good weekend!

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