April Goals

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Spring has come to Minnesota! So let’s see how I did with my March goals and what I’m hoping to achieve in April.

March Goals

Read 3 books (including one pregnancy related book)

Once again, just barely squeaking through on this. Midway through March, I did start reading a book during my non-running cardio which helped a lot and I will probably continue that into April. The books I read in March were:

  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Stretching/Foam rolling on cross training days

I fit this in after every cross-training session and it really helped with my soreness. I still have days I’m feeling really sore but that’s going to be pretty normal through pregnancy. But at least keeping on top of it will help me from being more sore than I need to.

Face mask once a week

Check and check! It’s been so nice to have a weekly bath and face mask session where I either read or listen to podcasts.

Get more runs in outside

The last two weeks of March, all my runs were outside and it felt amazing! I even ran in shorts one day when it was almost 60. Even though I’m averaging around 11:30-12 minutes for my average pace, it feels so good to not be stuck on the treadmill.

April Goals

Have fun at Hot Chocolate 15K

The Hot Chocolate 15K is coming up quick (less than two weeks away) and I’m intending just to have fun! It will be my first 15K so auto-PR no matter how slow I am and I love running in that area of Minneapolis. It will also be my first race as a BibRave Pro.

Want to join me? There’s still time to sign up and use code "BRMINN19" for an armband with your registration.

Read 3 books (including one pregnancy/baby related book)

Keeping this one on my list for April, especially as we get closer and closer to my due date. I’ll also be continuing to use my non-running cardio time to read so I won’t be racing to finish books at the end of the month.

Nuubie Challenge

Every month, Nuun puts out a different challenge and I’m finally jumping on board with April’s Nuubie Challenge! It’s lunges and here’s the breakdown:

  • Week 1 (April 1-7): 40 (each leg!) Static Lunges

  • Week 2 (April 8-14): 40 (each leg!) Walking Lunges

  • Week 3 (April 15-21): 40 (each leg!) Weighted Walking Lunges, choose your own weight

  • Week 4/5 (April 22-30): 40 (each leg!) JUMPING LUNGES!

You can break up the lunges throughout the day by the goal throughout is be able to do 40 of each type in one set by the end of the week. The only thing I will be modifying is jumping lunges to do weighted split squats instead since I know already jumping lunges doesn’t feel great.

What are your goals for April? Let me know in the comments (especially if you’re going to join in on the #NuubieChallenge)!

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