3 goals for August

New month, new goals! 

July wasn't quite as much of a bust as June, but it still wasn't quite what I hoped for running-wise. But considering how hot it's been, powering through on those runs is surely making me stronger for fall.

august goals

August is shaping up to be a little wild, but I still have goals. I pared them way down from July and I only have 3 of them instead of 5. I know my limits. 

So here they are (my goals and my limits):

1) 5 runs per week

For August, I just want to get back into the groove of running 5 days. I'll still get in my strength and yoga, but I'm not giving myself a specific number per week to do like last month. Mostly because we have a vacation coming up and I know strength and yoga won't happen during that. Running, yeah. Everything else? Nope.

I also think I need to back off (at least for a few weeks) on multiple days of strength training. I've found that it's really leaving my legs in a constant state of fatigue and now that fall training is getting real, I need to keep my legs a little happier for running.

In July, the week I only did one strength workout, my legs felt a lot fresher and I was able to run better. Since running is my primary focus at this point and I have race goals for fall, it makes sense to focus more on that now but not to leave out strength entirely. 

2) Write two UX/product-related blog posts

I have a backlog of blog posts related to UX. I've been in the industry for a while and I have a lot of information in my head that would be really helpful to other people. And I know blogging is a good way to promote my soon-to-be-officially-launched business and gain trust. So. Two blog posts. I can do this. 

3) Finish the Javascript class I'm taking

Last month I finished the first section of the workshop I'm taking. Now it's time to get into the next section and the first class for that is Javascript. I don't think I'll get through this one quite as fast as the last three because they were more familiar to me than Javascript, which is why I'm going to try to finish just one class this month instead of three. 

So here we go, August. Let's do this.

What do you hope to accomplish this month?

Posted on August 8, 2017 and filed under Goals, Life.