June fitness challenge

My May fitness challenge was a total success!!!  And so was the bread machine, which was my reward for the May fitness challenge!

So it’s June now!

I gave myself a bit of an exercise break after my 10K last week- I pretty much only walked and did yoga.  My knee and hip have been hurting all week so I’ve been trying to take it easy (I’m getting old!).  But it’s a new month and that means that it’s time for a new fitness challenge! 

Also I’ve decided that in July I’m going to start training for a half marathon.  There are several that I’m looking at in the fall, when I pick one I’ll let y’all know!  (I was going to wait till Feb for the Cowtown, but I figured why not do one sooner since I’m so pumped about it right now?!)

June Fitness Challenge

Goal 1:  Keep running, but cut down on my mileage a little.  I’m going to aim for running twice a week this month, but I’m going to run no more than 3 miles during a run- I want to work on consistency and maybe picking up my pace a bit.  Honestly I don’t really care much about how fast I run- it’s all about the distance to me.  But I think it would be really cool if I could consistently run around a 10 minute mile.  And I’ll also lift weights on days that I run.

Goal 2:  Ride my bike/take spin class more often!  A couple of my coworkers take a spin class on Wednesdays at noon, so I thought it might be fun to join them!  Also, Laura…. let’s go biking again soon!!!!

Goal 3:  Go to kickboxing more consistently.  I won’t be working on Mondays again for a while, so this should be easy since my fav kickboxing class is on Monday evening.

So in summary, my goal is to work out 4 days/week this month- two days running and lifting, one spin class or biking, and one kickboxing class.



I’m going to get a Garmin Forerunner 305 as my reward!



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I want to run outside more and I want to be able to keep track of my pace and my mileage- especially since I’ll be training for a half marathon.  These things are soooo cool- it’s like a GPS in a watch! 

I’ve also found some pretty crazy good deals on ebay.  Can’t wait to get this!!!


I’m super pumped about this month’s fitness challenge!  And it starts riiiiiight….. NOW!!!



  1. You should sign up for the Dallas 13.1 half marathon in October. That’s the one I was supposed to run with Jennifer and Kristina is flying down to run it. So you could run with those two. I’m sure at this point I have to drop to the 5K for that race, so I’m thinking Cowtown will be my first half!

    I desperately need a reason to bike more. I just posted my June fitness challenge and it includes more biking!

    Plus fantastic reward and it’s amazing! You need to get the velcro strap.

    The one thing I’ll say is that it’s possible to work on your speed while you keep running a 5-6 mile run once a week. I only say this because I don’t want you to lose that 10K distance you worked so hard to get yourself up to. It will be hella easier to start half training being able to run a 5-6 mile run. Plus when speed training, you really only need one speed workout a week. So you could do one speed workout and one longer run. Just a thought, but this worked for me while I was in between 10Ks and worked on my speed! The speed workout is really the crucial part of getting faster and since you only do it once a week, it’ll be good!

    • That’s so funny that we posted our fitness challenges at almost the same time!

      I honestly feel like I jumped up to 6 miles way too fast- I don’t think I was ready for it. My brother’s helping me with a training plan for the half, so I’ll talk to him about it. I think I could probably be ok at 5-6 miles, but definitely not this first week after taking a whole week off.

      I noticed that the 13.1 has a 5 miler- I think I might do that! And then definitely the Turkey Trot 10K on Thanksgiving. I think I’ve decided to do the white rock half in December with my bro. That one and the Cowtown are two that I’ve always really really wanted to do.

      I’ll definitely remember the velcro strap thing!

  2. Shannon says:

    You’re awesome!

  3. Way to go on keeping your May goals! I know you’re gonna rock the June ones as well 😀 I’m excited for you to get one of those Garmins and tell us all about it. I think they are so cool, but I’m kind of a techy nerd like that.

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