Week 22 – 2017 Goals Check In!
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It’s a new month, which means, for me, new/revised plans. I'm 17 weeks from the only race I'm currently registered for, but the only race that I'm wanting to do really well in. It's time to dial in my nutrition, to my race weight, approximately 5 pounds lighter than my current weight.
I know I'll drop a few pounds during training, as I dropped quite a bit during marathon training (and apparently that's not normal?). Running is not about eating all of the food, it's about eating the right food at the right time! Figuring/remembering the timing of nutrition for running is coming back to me, and I've re-read my notes from Matt Fitzgerald's recommendations from his books: Racing Weight & Racing Weight: Quick Start Guide.
I have the premium version of MyFitnessPal, so I'm able to customize calorie goals each day of the week, even though Matt says it's not necessary. For me, I feel it's necessary, and like knowing thatmy high mileage days will be high calorie days versus eating less than my body is telling me I need. Smart calories, mostly!
Physical: I ran a LOT in May!!
June is #RunChatHunt month, so on Sunday's 7.5mile run, I did my best to check off part of the list of 10 items randomly chosen for this year. Find out more info on twitter.
I lifted a few times before shorter runs, and I liked this routine so it's now part of my training. You build body composition fastest by weight lifting. I'm also still working on stretching every morning and evening, which is helping my whole body even. I bought a new foam roller last month, one that has spine support so I can get my lower back and butt without fear of wrecking my tender spine. It works great! It's: Proper Foam Roller. Between this foam roller, and short yoga sequences, I'm feeling GOOD!
Reading: I finished The Happiness Project, and it was a great read! I'll definitely read that, again! These cookbooks are on my table at all times as I work through writing my meal plans for this training cycle. I'm having fun learning which foods are beneficial, and creating delicious alternatives to my favorite dishes.
I also have an audio book on loan from the Library to teach me (fingers crossed) Japanese. SO FUN!
Beach: Made it to the beach several times! It's such a serene place to soak in fun, relaxation, and sometimes a nap!
These cute, PVC bags are from Aloha Collection, and are great for keeping wet things from dripping into dry things, and vice versa.
What are your goals? How did your May go?