Awwww, August. The real deal of Summertime.
In the intense heat and sticky humidity of these Summer days (and nights!) I sometimes forget that I love summer. I love summer dresses and green trees. I love outdoor concerts and rendevousing at patio bars. I love crisp white wine and iced nettle tea. I love submerging in woodland swimming holes and fresh-from-the-vine tomatoes. I even love sweat-soaked, 90* summer runs.
It’s become a ritual/habit/practice for me on the first of the month to look at my exercise over the previous month and set goals/guidelines for the coming month. July was an active month! Full of hiking and Pilates, running and strength training. But wait! What happened to yoga?! Hmmm, seems to be taking a little summer vacay from my life for the past few weeks.
My main goal for August is to get back on the mat. Usually I set a number of workouts per week, like 2-4 yoga sessions. This month my yoga goal is to practice “regularly”.
With three weeks to go until the
Crazy Captain Thurmond Challenge, it’s time to get serious about running long distances UPhill in the middle of the day. The running plan for August is 2-4 per with some longer distances (6-7 milers) and hill training for the next two weeks. Yesterday I ran/walked a sweaty, slow, and hilly 6.5 miles and it made me really excited for this event!
Strength training and Pilates remain pretty steady lately. I am happy with my 3 strength workouts and 2 Pilates workouts per week and plan to continue with that schedule.
Teaching updates! Cville readers; I am teaching 7pm mat Pilates at the Downtown ACAC starting tonight, and a Vinyasa yoga class and a Modern dance class (two separate classes) at Dance Explosion on Tuesdays starting after Labor Day. E-mail me, gracefulfitness at live dot com, for more info!
What are your August exercise goals? How do you plan to challenge yourself or change your routine this month?