I am usually dreading September and ending summer vacation but I am really ready this year for fall, a new semester at school, a new facility to teach spin, and some more goal talk. I had an incredible summer. I slept in more than I should have, I got sunburnt more than I wanted to, I did less school work than I needed to, and I “treated” myself far too often… but all in all I think that’s exactly what summer is supposed to be.
I didn’t set any fitness or nutrition goals for the month of August. My month was pretty hectic and with a two-week vacation booked during the last two weeks of the month and a 6-day backpacking trip thrown in, I knew any strict consistency wasn’t happening. All I wanted to do was conquer a Century (100 mile) bike ride and successfully complete the West Coast Trail.
In case you missed it, the recap of my century ride is HERE and the ginormous novel of a post about the West Coast Trail is HERE. You can also continue to check my Instagram for WCT photos because I can’t seem to stop adding more. Now let’s talk SEPTEMBER!
September is going to be one heck of a busy month. I am getting ready for my last year of University (the second year of my Masters degree) and this semester I have three courses in addition to writing my thesis. I will be teaching three spin classes a week, one at my hometown gym and two others at my regular spin gym. I have two races on my plate this month, the Canmore half marathon and the Edmonton Night Race.
Dear lord… just thinking about how much I’ll be doing makes me tired.
- Hit my target macros again. Sure, vacation was a nice break but my body is so ready to be back into a healthy routine… with a few more micronutrients.
- Run the Canmore half marathon in under two hours. It’s going to be a training run for me, but I still want to run a sub-2.
- Get one 20-mile training run in before Chicago. Lofty marathon training goal I know.
Let’s go September! Also… scarves, boots, and pumpkin spice… and cooler running. I LOVE FALL.
What are your September goals?
Anyone else in school right now?