July Goals

It seems rather silly to have any goals for July to be honest. July is going to be so busy and hectic I think my goal should really just be “maintain whatever I’m currently doing.” But that’s not a very long post, is it? June was kind of a fail in terms of sticking to my goals.

June Goals

1. Try one new restaurant each month. This month: Beast. NOPE. Never made it.

2. Use sunscreen diligently. YES. I’ve been doing much better.

3. Commute to work two times a week by bike (weather permitting of course). SORTA. Once a week weather permitting is all I’ve been able to do.

4. Successfully complete the Gorge Ride (40 miles)! NOPE!

 

So June was kind of a bust. I was disappointed with the weather getting in the way of so many things I wanted to accomplish. Physically I could have ridden to work twice a week but the weather was never consistent enough for that to happen. I was bummed about that because my schedule at work will be changing and that will also effect when I can commute to work. Another challenge with commuting: the closing of the Morrison Bridge to cyclists. That made life a little more difficult for this newbie biker!

After a discussion Michael and I had decided not to participate in the Gorge Ride. The money and timing just didn’t work for us and in the end I think it was a good decision. I believe it ended up being a very rainy day the day of the ride. We did bike 40 miles though!

June wasn’t all bad. I bought new cycling shoes and learned how to clip-in (something I’d been avoiding for a year out of fear). I went on an amazing anniversary trip with Michael.  I hung out with another blogger. My garden is growing huge.  I struggled with going Scale-Free and honestly? I might go back to weighing in for July.

June was awesome for a few other reasons too: I got in some really great workouts, swam 2 miles for the first time, and I discovered the deliciousness of caramelized onions.

July Goals

1. Commute to work by bike whenever I can.

2. Practice getting in long rides on weekends.

3. Incorporate more free weights in my workouts.

4. Enjoy the summer!

5. Read more books (I already read like 3 a week but I’m hungry for more!).

I think that’s doable.

QUESTION: What are your goals for July?

7 Responses

  1. Mmmm…caramelized onions are the best! My July goals are to maintain my current level of fitness and work on being able to PR at a 1/2marathon in September. Usually after my big race is over for the summer, I get sucked into too many drinks, parties and not keeping to my exercise routine. This summer I’m going to do better. I can fit it all in if I try!

    1. Have you thought about having a few races over the summer so you don’t slip? I think we all do it…summer BBQ’s, nice drinks with umbrellas in it…. 🙂

  2. Some months are better than others in terms of goals, right? If we always met all the goals, then the bar was set too low.

    This month I am going to keep working on Operation Sleep, and I think I am going to shoot for 400 miles on the bike for the month. Since we are training for 100 mile ride, that won’t be too hard (I did 362 in June), but I will have to push it some.

  3. I think that it is great to set goals to strive for. Sometimes we make the goals and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we realize we set an unrealistic goal or a situation came up that was out of our control. I think it is important not to feel like we failed. I think as long as we are striving for something we are successful. Having flexibility is important when trying to reach our goals. I think the only thing that would constitute a failure is quitting. Changing, adapting, trying, delaying…. I don’t think these are failures!!!!!

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