Wednesday, July 2, 2014

National Ice Cream month and July goals

This is my month! I know Ronald Reagan had me in mind in 1984 when he designated July as National Ice Cream month. Thank you for giving us a whole MONTH, not just a day.
Now, how to celebrate...I take my holidays seriously, ya know.

Since I might be eating more ice cream this month, I decided it's time to get back to strength training. I hate to admit, I haven't done any all year. I've just been running, and I know that's not enough! So yesterday I got back to it. I have a LOT of dvd's, but I always always go back to my Slim in 6. It's a workout program designed to shape and sculpt your body in 6 weeks. After 2 days, every muscle in my body feels like jello. Love this feeling!

My goal for July is to run at least 75 miles, but hopefully 100. I looked up my mileage for the last year, and honestly was surprised at how little I run!
 So this month I will increase my running and do strength training 3-4 days a week. I will lose 6-8 lbs, and TRY not to eat much ice cream this month. ;)


You can tell which months I was training for my ultra! And then in May, after the ultra, I took a break.

What is a goal you have for July?
Favorite flavor of ice cream? 
 Cookies and cream, baby!

katie

16 comments:

  1. This is hard! I love SO many flavors of ice cream. It's probably a tie between mint chip and butter pecan for me, but I definitely don't discriminate!

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    1. I know, I just love them all! (Well, except for vanilla)

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  2. My goal was to start logging the miles & here we are on day 2 with an injury... so we'll see.

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    1. Oh no!! That's not good. Hope it gets better soon!

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  3. Hmmm.... depends on mood
    I usually go for the TCBY strawberry fro-yo at my store because it has less calories and I accidentally eat the whole pint every time. Whoops.
    If calories were no option I would down a pint of Ben& Jerry in no time!!!

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    1. I can easily eat a pint of Ben & Jerry's, no problem. I wish it wasn't that easy for me!!

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  4. Great goals for July, I didn't even know it was Ice Cream month today is my cheat day maybe I will have to splurge and grab a cone:) Good luck on your 100 miles this month:)

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    1. I hope you were able to get some ice cream! ;) Thanks girl!

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  5. Ahh yes, I love that feeling of DOMS after intense workouts too! Good luck with the mileage goal this month, woo!

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  6. Fav ice cream is mint chocolate chip for sure!! My july goals? To get all of my marathon training runs in with no pain!!

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    1. That is a great goal, and I sure hope that you can do it with NO pain!!

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  7. What? How is this the first time I am hearing about ice cream having its own month? The ice cream choices I go for are ones with chocolate in it i.e. chocolate chip, cookies n' cream, etc. Good luck with your goals this month!

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    1. David, I have no idea how anyone could not know that!! Well, now you do. ;) Thank you!!

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  8. Thanks for the reminder about the huge holiday month! :)

    There aren't many flavors I don't like, but if forced to pick, I would say something involving caramel.

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    1. You're welcome!! ;) Ohh, I loooove caramel too.

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