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Happy First Day Of May!!

Good morning and happy first day of the week AND month!! πŸ™‚

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I always love when the first day of the month falls on a Monday! A new week and new month means a fresh start and all that motivational bullshit. Really I just like making new goals for myself and the first day of the week or month (or both in cases like today!) is a great time to do that!

So my goals for this week and month are pretty simple, but that just works better for me. Every time I try to come up with some elaborate plan for myself or just try to do too much at once I end up getting overwhelmed and quitting. So simple is definitely good for me! Anyway, this month I want to run 60 miles and follow the blogilates May workout calendar. That’s pretty simple. I ran 51.73 miles in may, so to hit 60 miles in May all I have to do is one or two more long runs. Easy enough. And it’s been a while since I’ve actually followed a Blogilates workout calendar but I’ve done it several times before, so I should be able to accomplish that as well. πŸ™‚

As far as this week goes, I’m just going to follow my training plan and I’M NOT GOING TO SKIP MY LONG RUN THIS WEEK!!!! Haha I feel like I’ve been skipping out on my long runs a lot lately, so I’m for sure going to run 8-10 miles on either Saturday or Sunday. It’s GOING to happen.

Skipping long runs is actually why my mileage in April was a little lower than I would have liked. I mean, 51.72 miles is by no means bad and I’m glad I went a little over 50 miles for the month, but I would have rather of hit 60-70 ish miles for the month. That’s why I’m specifically aiming for 60 miles for May. Knowing I have a specific goal to work towards usually motivates me to get shit done! πŸ˜‰

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Anyways, that’s pretty much all I’ve got for this morning. Today is technically supposed to be my rest day, but it’s chilly and cloudy out this morning and I skipped my long run yesterday, so I’m thinking a nice 5 or 6 mile interval workout would be a lot of fun to do! Well maybe, that depends on how I feel when I get out there, but I’m definitely going to go run! πŸ™‚

Happy May and Monday!!

~Ashley

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Ugh, Mornings.Β 

I’ve been the worst morning person ever, as of late. Usually I wake up pretty naturally around 7 am, but recently…well not so much. I’ve been setting an alarm, but jokes on me since I have no where to be, I’ve gotten into the habit of turning it off and sleeping for another hour.

It’s not like 8 am is a bad time to get up or anything. I just prefer being up an hour earlier. I feel like I get more accomplished and I do (usually) enjoy mornings. Especially since getting up earlier means I can eat, run, stretch, eat again, shower, and then get on with my day.

I suppose waking up at a certain time is just habit and I’ve definitely fallen out of it. This is probably one of those things that I’m just going to have force myself to do a few times before it starts feeling any better. Then I’ll just have to stick with it until I can make it a habit again. Ewww, that’s not fun…but I’m the one who wants to get up earlier, so I guess I’m going to have to work on it haha.

Anyway, mornings and Monday’s can be rough, so here’s a photo of my bunnies eating some cauliflower. Cute animals always make things a little better. πŸ˜‰

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And now I suppose I need to go do an easy 3 mile run. At least the weather is nice!

~Ashley