I was looking at my calendar this morning in an attempt to get more organized and realized that we’re already halfway through the year. OMG, seriously, where does time go?
With this realization, I went back and looked to see what I had written down in terms of goals for the year and realized I hadn’t set any new goals since…..LAST AUGUST. How did that happen?
I have a few ideas:
- I opened Flex & Flow in January, 2016
- I ran the Orcas Island 100 miler in February 2016
- I took a roadtrip from Portland>Colorado>Amarillo>Santa Fe>Salt Lake City in May, 2016
- I made a lot of new friends
- I played a LOT of yoga
Even with all of that going on in the first half of the year, I’m pretty happy to say that I succeeded at all the goals I set for myself last year – do more yoga, check! Have fun AND finish The Golden Ultra – check! Handstand my face off, do more yoga, TRAIN harder…CHECK CHECK AND CHECK! And grow my bootcamp classes, well, yeah, CHECK.
So now that I’ve more than checked off last year’s big goals, there’s no time like the present to set some new fitness goals for myself. And it’s perfect timing since we’re talking GOALS as part of the #TheFitChallenge with Perfect Fitness and Fit Approach.
Run faster. I almost hate to say it but it’s true. One of the goals I’ve set for myself this year is to run faster. I still want to run far. And now I also want to run fast(er). And to do this, I know consistency is key. I’ve been running with the Flex & Flow Runners every Saturday morning, squeezing in mid week runs before and after bootcamp classes
and the occasional early morning miles with the fam (this needs to be a more regular thing!). And I’ve seen some improvements in my pace….but I’m ready for more!
Sign up for another race. I’m running the Cascade Lakes Relay as part of an ultra team at the end of July but after that…I’ve got nothing with the exception of some weekend trail run adventures with Flex & Flow Runners including running the Timberline Trail (39 miles!), and running Wildwood for the third time this August. After Orcas 100, I took a slight break from race planning…but now I’m ready to get back at it! Open to any and all ideas and suggestions…!
Crow to handstand. I’ve been working on my handstand game, like whoa. And I’m pretty proud of where I’ve come. My core is so much stronger and I’ve really learned how to breathe into my inversion. But now I want to get my butt above my hips and transition from crow to handstand. And the only way I’m going to get there is to work on it. Every. Single. Day.
Officially launch Flex & Flow HIIT Yoga. I’ve been working for years to launch my amazing heart pumping, strength building, mountain climbing, sweaty beast of a cardio and yoga workout, Flex & Flow HIIT Yoga. And now that we’ve had a chance to pilot it with clients at Flex & Flow, I’m ready to officially launch the workout. And open it up to instructors. More studios. The sweaty world! Flex & Flow HIIT Yoga is coming y’all, are you ready for this?
500 hour certification. I’m almost afraid to put this out there…BUT it’s true, I’m going for my 500 hour RYT certification (finally!). I’m headed to Bali for the month of October to learn, grow, be inspired and connect with fellow yogis from all over the world.
Cook more. Eat better. Opening the new studio and adding more on to my plate meant cutting back in other areas of my life…Over the last several months, I’ve done a lot less in the kitchen, relying a lot more on my husband for healthy dinners and / or getting by on whatever is around (not always the best way to go!). All I can say, is THANK GOD for Amazing Grass smoothies! And I’m ready to get back in the kitchen a bit more. I miss cooking. I miss creating. And if I’m going to run faster and nail that crow to handstand, I’m going to need to start eating a little better.
Stay sweaty friends!
Disclaimer: this post is in response to a challenge sponsored by Fit Approach and Perfect Fitness. That said, all goals, opinions expressed and words are my very own. I truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Sweat Pink community.