(nope, not running an ultra marathon... yet :) )
Yesterday I logged onto DailyMile and clicked on the "training" tab of my account.
Looking back over the past few months, my mileage totals were increasingly high as I approached and conquered the marathon.
But after that, a combination of injury, Iceland, and getting my wisdom teeth out crushed my momentum for June. And July wasn't much better. I found myself feeling crappy, drinking too much beer and just generally out of whack.
Hoping to give myself some motivation, I signed up for the St. Louis half marathon, but quickly had to cancel those plans in favor of a microbiology conference scheduled the same day.
So my new goal is this: 50 miles for the month of August. It's going to be hot, it's going to be hard, but I'm so glad to be back in the game.
Last night I kicked off this new goal with my longest run since the marathon (over two months ago!!): 4 miles. And it felt awesome :)
How do you set new goals for yourself?