Hey hey hey! It’s July first and this is the 3rd month in a row of my goals! I’ve found that having this post and laying out my goals each month really helps me throughout the month.

June was an awesome month. It may look like a lot of “failed goals” but it wasn’t that bad. I really underestimated a few things.

  1. Injury can happen — I had a severely painful neck injury early in the month. I could barely move it hurt so bad. Had to take 2-3 full days off from training all together.
  2. Race week means rest — I didn’t account for the rest I’d want to have leading up to the Steamboat race. It made me work even harder later on to catch up and get my 80 miles!
  3. Weekend Trips with friends hurt — May as well just count those weekends out for exercise. I have good intentions on keeping up but that just doesn’t happen.

Steamboat Race

SC-Full-Logo-Black-e1425831481405The Steamboat race went awesome. Sarah ran with me and it was her first race — ever. She loved it and finished without walking. We both did the 4 mile race. Sarah finished with a 42:42 (10:41 mile) and I finished with a 31:03 (7:46 mile).

My unwritten goal was 30:00 minutes so I failed by a minute. Mile 3 absolutely crushed me pace wise.

But after the race Sarah and I had a blast. We hung with friends, enjoyed the music, had a few drinks and food! Great morning to run.

All in all, June was a great month. Let’s take a look at the specifics and recap the monthly goal results.

June “Goal” Recap

HEALTH / FITNESS

  • Run 80+ miles in June
    • PASS: 80.02 to be exact. It took a big last two days but made it happen.
  • Bike 80+ miles in June
    • FAIL: Didn’t bike ride a single mile in June. Hmmm, gotta break out of this and just start.
  • Do 20 burpees every day I run
    • PASS: Definitely did this and I can tell burpees are becoming easier to do.
  • Do 20 pushups every day
    • PASS’ISH: Every day may be a bit of a stretch as I missed the STL trip and a couple days when by neck hurt terribly. But it wasn’t due to laziness so I can count it.
  • Do 20 situps every day
    • PASS’ISH: Every day may be a bit of a stretch as I missed the STL trip and a couple days when by neck hurt terribly. But it wasn’t due to laziness so I can count it.
  • Do 20 dips every day
    • PASS’ISH: Every day may be a bit of a stretch as I missed the STL trip and a couple days when by neck hurt terribly. But it wasn’t due to laziness so I can count it.
  • Drink NO soda
    • FAIL: What is soda? I should have been more specific. Did great with caffeine (minus STL weekend) but had Root Beer and Sierra Mist on occasion.
  • Drink minimal sugar filled drinks
    • FAIL: I can do better here. Had water every day for lunch but still hit some sugary drinks for dinner. Not terrible but can do better.
  • Eat ice cream / sweets just once a week (4 times in the month)
    • BIG FAIL: Wasn’t even close here. Probably why my weight didn’t quite hit either.
  • Get weight down from 214.8 to 204.8 by July 1st
    • FAIL: Not bad here. I was 207.0 which is a nice drop in June.
  • Workout at Gold’s over lunch 2+ times per week
    • PASS: Definitely made this happen.

TRAVEL

  • Enjoy our Cubs/Cards trip with friends
    • PASS: Such a fun weekend!

LIFE

  • Stick by the June budget
    • FAIL: Didn’t even look at budget in June — ugh!

July 2015 Personal Goals

HEALTH / FITNESS

  • Run 90+ miles in July
  • Do Sprint Workout once per week
  • Bike 60+ miles in July
  • Do 30 burpees every day
  • Do 30 pushups every day
  • Do 30 situps every day
  • Do 30 dips every day
  • Drink NO caffeine
  • Drink minimal sugar filled drinks
  • Eat minimal sweets
  • Get weight down from 207 to 200 by August 1st
  • Workout at Gold’s over lunch 2+ times per week

TRAVEL

  • Enjoy baseball tournament trips with Drew and family!
  • Relax in the Ozarks but not slack on working out.

LIFE

  • Get back on track with Budget numbers
  • Blog once per week here at knup.net

Long Term Goals

HEALTH / FITNESS

  • Run a Spartan Race in 2015
    • 7/1 update — still need to find the right race!
  • Run a half marathon in 2015
    • 7/1 update — unsure I want to commit to this now
  • Bike a “Century” in 2015
    • 7/1 update — I better get training!
  • Lower weight to 200 by August 1st
    • On pace, lets go!

TRAVEL

  • Visit (Texas Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, etc) with the family
    • 7/1 update — possible around Xmas?
  • Visit New York with Sarah
  • Visit Miami with Sarah
  • Bring Sarah to Hawaii
  • Bring boys to Milwaukee baseball game vs. Cardinals
  • Bring kids to all inclusive family vacation in Mexico
  • Bring boys to St. Louis to see Cardinals game that includes batting practice
    • 7/1 update — have an upcoming Rockies game at end of July that we may hit!

LIFE

  • Attend a second DFS Live Final
    • 7/1 update — doesn’t have to be this year, but some day!
  • Play in the World Series of Poker MAIN EVENT

FINANCIAL

  • Eliminate all Credit Card debt
  • Pay off Escape debt
  • Pay off mortgage