Monday, June 1, 2015

Run 30 Miles in June

The problem with sharing your fitness goals on your blog is that you have to own up to not meeting them. But, that's always why I like it - it's holds me accountable. Because I don't like to fail. I actually dislike it very much.

I joined a May challenge to hit 30 miles in 30 days. I was going to do with with a mix of walking and running because I knew my wisdom teeth removal would hinder me a bit.

What I didn't know is that I would not be allowed to exercise for a week and then one of my extraction sites would get an infection so my recovery time was much longer than expected. So, I ended up only getting 23.03 of 30 miles in May. Whomp whomp.

But it's a new day and a new month, so I'm ready to get back out there! I've set a personal goal for myself to RUN 30 miles in 30 days in June!

Follow me on Instagram and if you're feeling frisky, join me using the hastag #30Miles30Days.

Running with the pups will be even more fun because I finally tossed the old running shoes and upgraded to these pretty little things...

I'm going back to Tuesday/Thursday mornings in the gym. I know that strength training is just as important as cardio so it's coming back into my life!

I'm also going to try to get back on the healthy eating bandwagon. I was doing well for several months and for some reason it's been really tough as of late. I find myself craving things constantly. So, I'm working on curbing those cravings.

If you're like me and need all the fitness motivation you can get, I suggest checking out Southern Shrinking Yankee. She's on an awesome weight loss journey and her dedication to boot camp and meal planning is on point! Also, her very honest writing is refreshing!

I also like to go back and read some of my previous fitness posts. Some quotes that stuck out to me today:

"The important thing I've found to remember about fitness is that yesterday has no bearing on today. ... even if you fell off the wagon yesterday, that doesn't mean you can't do well today.

"I've never gone down in weight, just up, so this is new territory for me. I also think that is why I'm less concerned with the number right now, because I'm not desperate to lose 15 pounds (although that's the ultimate goal). I am desperate, however, to create good habits now, realizing that if i don't, I may be at a point later that I don't want to be. Instead of letting myself get to that point and then try to fix it, why not just try to prevent it altogether?"

If you have recently posted anything about fitness motivation, please share! I love to read others thoughts on how they stay on track and what works for them.

Before I go, I want to give a little shout out to our Piper Jane. Today she is 3 years old! She is our original pup and I love having this little rambunctious rug-rat in our lives! Read about the day we adopted her here!

Happy Monday!!


  1. I completely agree that posting about fitness on your blog helps to keep you accountable. I just started my fitness journey again (and blogging about it) two months ago. It has been a challenge but also so worth it. I know it can be easy to beat ourselves up over not reaching our goals but I think it is great that you are starting the challenge again. I love the new running shoes!!! New shoes and running with your adorable pups I am sure will be a great motivator. I hope your doing better now after having an infection. Unfortunately, I went through the same thing a few years back when my wisdom teeth were removed. So, I completely understand what you went through.

  2. Great post and thanks for the shout out! Yes, I started a weight loss blog and then gained the third week in—go me! Haha.

    And so true—yesterday has no bearing on today! This is the best advice when struggling.

  3. Awww happy birthday to your pup!

    Good luck with your goal! I've recently started running, but I will come nowhere near to 30 miles this month, ahaha.


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