Well, we sure are rocking along the months this year! It’s already May which makes me happy to think of warmer weather coming, lots of sunshine and trees/flowers blooming again and more outdoor running! I’m loving all the vibrant colours that are peaking out in the last week!
Normal life (no accidents, no injuries): Success! I’m still dealing with my back injury from the accident but it IS getting better as I get stronger. However, it’s going to take a while…and by a while I’m thinking months to really get over this whiplash (maybe longer).
Start training for Johnny Miles Half: I finally registered and have been following a vague training plan and increasing my weekly mileage!
Daily yoga and foam rolling: I want to say I totally failed at this one. I really need to foam roll my glutes more as the pain in my back goes right down to my glutes and pulls on my back muscles. I’ve been stretching my back out daily but definitely not yoga every day.
Run with my daughters (and husband once his knee is better): Nope! However, we have been out biking together and cleaned up a garbage on our local trail on earth day.
Dust off my journal: Nope. Just didn’t do it.
Mileage for April:
Though my mileage might seem low to some people, this is the most I’ve run this year! With other sports taking over January to March and then a car accident that stopped all activity for a bit…April was a great mileage month for me.
55 km Running, 43 km cycling on my indoor trainer and attended 3 yoga classes. No complaints here. I didn’t bother counting my PT appointments but to be honest there were 8….EIGHT in April!
What do I want to do in May? I’ve thought about a daily challenge but we’re already a few days in so it would have to be a “most of the month challenge”. I still want to keep my goals simple like last month so I figure 5 would be enough.
- Run more outside + Runches.
- Add in more strength training to my half marathon training plan.
- Continue with my PT exercises for my back, ankle and hamstring.
- Go outside more with the girls (running, biking, hiking etc.)
- Start Bullet Journaling since I’ve put it off for months.
- Bonus: Clean up my house (so many piles of “stuff” lying around everywhere!)
There you have it! Happy Friday folks…enjoy the weekend! We are in for a WET weekend which might mean I take my long run of 14 km to the treadmill…yikes! This might be the most I’ve done on a treadmill or close to it!
Ever run 14 km (8 miles) on a treadmill?
Did you achieve your April goals?
Have you set any May goals or not bother?
I’m linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup!
22 thoughts on “April Mileage and May Goals”
I have been wanting t start a running journal and now it is May and I still haven’t. I used t just wright down my mileage on my calendar but I have been bad with that as well. And don’t even get me started on yoga…epic fail for me!
I have a running log book that I use all the time but kinda wanting to go more the bullet journal way now. I can never find the time to do it!
Love your May goals and happy that your back is feeling better!
I do set monthly goals as I find that it helps to hold me more accountable.
Oh gosh, 8 miles on a treadmill sounds terrible! LOL! Longest I’ve gone was 6 miles and it was hard.
I did 12k last weekend but I don’t know if I want to do 14k outside in nothing but rain. Hard decision!
I understand. All of my long runs in 2015 were in the pouring rain. To include my 20 miler. Did it outside tho lol!!
Ugh…good luck with that treadmill run! I can’t remember if I’ve gone six miles or not on the ‘mill…I know I have done 5 on there. Not fun…so NOT fun…
I am hoping to get back to yoga on Sunday I miss it but it’s the first to go when I am busy
Solid month for you! I’m so hot and cold on journalling. Not sure what it’ll take to keep me consistent. My treadmill distance PR is 22 miles. I have no interest in surpassing that!
Great month! I don’t think I have ever run more than 3 miles on a treadmill and actually only ran one once last year! 🙂 I love the great outdoors, sweat and all!
You had a great month! I “journal” for my kids but that’s the extent of it. I had big plans to journal for myself for a while but life keeps happening!
So glad that your back is feeling better. April seems to have finished off well for you. I too am excited for warmer weather. April wasn’t my best running month, as I took a few more days off than I would have liked. But it was still great.
Sounds like you are heading in the right direction. Good luck on the treadmill…I just can’t do it!
I feel like I am starting to head in the right direction!
YAY for Johnny Miles! THIS YEAR IT WILL HAPPEN DAMMIT
You know what? I have a feeling it’s going to be a great one.
You had a great month! I should foam roll more too…
I think we all do!
Great goals! I’ve tried to journal a few times, but I just can’t seem to get into it. I hope you have better luck that I did
I like this monthly goal idea. Maybe much more effective then new years resolutions as you get to revisit them so quickly. Nice work.
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