April 2018 Fitness Goals

april 2018 goals

First of all, how is it April already? Second of all, it's been a long, long, long (long, long, long, long!) time since I wrote a goals post. But I think I'm ready now to at least set some smaller goals. 

Do 2-3 at-home strength and/or yoga workouts per week

I'm not talking about full-blown gym workouts that last an hour. I just want to do some quick 15-20 minute strength and yoga at home to build strength more consistently and keep up my yoga practice.

My schedule just doesn't allow me to get to classes as much as I'd like and now that I'm feeling better (*knock on wood*), I need to prioritize running over other workouts while not letting strength and flexibility slide.

Run at least one race

I don't plan to race this race. I just want to get out there and run, probably harder than I normally do on regular runs, but this is less about racing hard and more about testing the waters and remembering what the experience of a race feels like.

I have a work trip during the time of the race I really wanted to do (Wando Hearts & Soles 5K), but I found another race the week prior. So, it's looking like my first race back after a long hiatus is going to be on the beach at the Run for Adele 5K on April 21.

Run 4 times per week

I'm slowly working my way up to running 5 times per week on a regular basis. I've been mostly good about getting in 3 runs per week most weeks, so now it's time to get that 4th one in consistently. That should also bump my weekly mileage up to 20-25 miles per week instead of the 12-15 I've been hovering around for a while. 

Get myself to Orange Theory

I've been wanting to try this place for a while now and just haven't managed to get myself there. My plan has been to do it on a Saturday mornings since that would fit my schedule the best. This is the month (I think). Maybe?

What about you? What are your goals for this month?