Hello March!!! How did February go for you? I gotta say, February went pretty well for me. I’ve felt the most focused than I had in a long time! I know starting Whole30 has been a big help, but more on that later because I still have a few days left and I need to recap week 3 + 4! My training runs have been consistent, albeit slower than I want but I'm happy to be running again, so I won't complain. I totaled 40 miles in Feb. which is also lower than I like, but I'm happy to be running at all! I've been enjoying my gym classes once a week. I've been alternating between a Sandbag Class and Body Pump. I'd forgotten what it was like to feel sore!
Now, on to my goals for March!
Running consistently makes such a huge difference in being ready for a half marathon. I learned that the hard way when I didn't train properly and injured myself during the Arizona Rock n Roll Half. So, I plan to stick to my running schedule in March. I would like to work on speed once a week, but didn't make it a goal, just yet. Since I'm feeling pretty good about my running consistently and ready to add 1 more day of cross training to my weekly schedule! It may just be 30 minutes at home doing HITT, a kettle bell workout, or Pilates, but it will help me become a stronger runner! Sticking to my paleo diet is a must too. I'm not gonna lie, I still want/need to lose some weight to be back to where I was when I felt my best and my clothes fit! UGhh the struggle is real, friends! I've tried other "diets" but I know Paleo works best for me and it's something I've been able to maintain. I know I'll have a few non-Paleo meals this month and I'm ok with that. It's important for me to have balance and focus on the whole picture and not just a few meals throughout the month. What I need to work on is self control and not turn a cheat meal into a cheat weekend! Who else can relate?
Here's to a successful new month full of happiness, making memories, and staying active! XO