Whoa, today is the first day of August?!? Where has the summer gone? While I’m excited to start school (nerd alert), I love the summer. I have a newfound appreciation for the nice weather after such a long and cold winter. I’m not quite ready for snow but apple picking & foliage season will be nice!
Since today is the first day of a new month and the beginning of this little blog, I decided to do a post on my goals for August.
21 day yoga challenge
I’m ashamed to say it, but I rarely stretch after running. It’s so bad but honestly after a long run, I just want to shower and eat, then relax. I need to be stretching so incorporating yoga into my every day routine will be a welcomed change.
I won’t be able to attend a yoga class everyday so for the days I can’t go, I’ll do at least a 10-20 minute podcast/online video.
Lift 2x per week
Strength training has improved my running and I’ve kinda let it fall to the wayside. I want to lift twice a week. It’s not difficult for me to get to BodyPump but it’s hard for me to motivate myself to lift on my own. I just feel like I’m not doing it right and that I’m wasting my time.
Cook two new recipes per week
Recipe #1 – check!
I cooked these today for my family and they loved them. I had to sub parmesan cheese for the nutritional yeast. I don’t think the Stop & Shop by my house carries it and I didn’t want to make the trip to Whole Foods, since I’m not even sure they have a bulk section. They were fine without it and I didn’t lose any flavor since I added the cheese.
I have some other recipes in mind for the rest of the week. There might even be more than two!
Read a book
I literally haven’t had time all summer to read, unless you count the Magic Tree House series I’m reading with the little boy I babysit. I work long hours and when I get home, I run or go to the gym, eat dinner, and crash in bed. I want to read one full book before the summer is over. I couldn’t wait for the school year to end to read something other than my biopsych textbook and I have yet to open one. Sad.
Today was actually pretty boring. I got up around 5:20 for a 6am spin class. My gym offers classes really early and really late in the evening so I decided to just get up early and go.
After class I ran a mile on the treadmill at my house to test out my new running shoes. They felt good, but a little loose around the heel. I watched a tutorial on tying running shoes on runnersworld.com and fixed the problem!
I’m off to finish up this episode of Criminal Minds and then go to bed. I get to sleep in tomorrow since I’m running the Yankee Homecoming 10 mile race tomorrow night! Getting nervous!!