Happy June, everyone!!
I'm super excited to write this post, because I successfully completed the ENTIRE Sexy for Summer challenge! I'm pretty sure that's never happened before. I usually get distracted somehow or start making excuses, and for whatever reason, I end up quitting before the end of the challenge. But not this time!! Whoo hoo!!
I'm also super excited because I ran a sub-8:00 mile! I doubt I'd have been able to maintain that pace very much longer, but it felt so great to break that
Unfortunately, the frowny faces made a strong appearance this final week of May. My legs were so tired from all those squats, that I just couldn't bring myself to bike to work. Now that my squat challenge is over, I hope to get back on the saddle on Monday.
Here's the final breakdown for May.
|Date||Cardio||Sexy for Summer||Strength Training||Commute|
(3) 60 sec plank
90 sec plank
|REST||9.6 Mile Bike Ride to pick-up
our Bountiful Basket
|6.64 Mile Run||165 squats|
95 sec plank
|1 Mile Run||175 squats|
100 sec plank
|1 Mile Run||185 squats|
110 sec plank
|3 Mile Run||190 squats|
115 sec plank
|1 Mile Run
120 sec plank
In other news, last Monday, I joined the Runner's World Summer Run Streak Challenge. Basically run at least one mile every day from Memorial Day to Independence Day. I've made it 5 whole days so far. I hope to keep the streak alive! I've actually never streaked before, so please wish me luck!
So, as a recap of May, it was much better than April. :-)
Obviously, I successfully completed my Sexy for Summer challenge. I also did much better with my eating. We started participating with Bountiful Baskets, which has been quite helpful.
As for the running and biking, I feel like I did better in May, but there were definitely still some weeks where it was quite hit or miss. C'est la vie.
And for a couple goals for June...
1. Of course, I hope to continue streaking. ;-)
2. I'm going to try a push-up challenge. I'm opting for the beginner track to try to focus on doing them with proper form AND not on my knees.
How was your May? What are your goals for June?
Anything exciting planned for the summer?