Summertime Habits

Marathon Training started this week and it’s also a great time to look at what I might need to add to daily schedule to make the most of this training season. It’s also the perfect time to think about starting something new in hopes that it’ll stick as school starts.

So what am I trying to add to my daily routine?

#1 on the list is hydration.  Since being home from summer, I’m really doing poorly at this. I’m not even sure why?!  I drink water regularly at school and I’m barely drinking as much as I used to.  I am recommitting to drinking more this week.  I’m lucky I’ve done as well on my runs as I have considering I’ve really not done well with it.

#2 Weight Training  This is a must!  I am sticking with my Bodypump on Mondays.  I’ve hit every class so far and I’m looking at adding in an at home routine to the week.  I also need to go back to my daily push ups, sit ups and planks.  I’m going to buckle down and get back to it.

#3 Not running related, but life related which in turn affects running, a daily cleaning schedule.  I leave all my cleaning to the weekends when school is in session.  After cleaning up daily after 300+ kiddos, the last thing I want to do is clean at home too.  I need to make a rotating schedule so I’m hitting each area of the house once a week.  This will help with weekends now become back to back long runs. I won’t have the extra day (or the energy) to clean on the weekends. habitquote

What’s one habit you would like to start this summer?  Is it health or life related?  Share it with me!

Find out what others are planning to do this summer by heading over to the Fit Fam by visiting Jill Conyers at, & Jessica Joy at

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16 thoughts on “Summertime Habits

  1. These are all good habits to incorporate! I’ve got a lot of running related things I’m working on, but life related, I’m trying to get in the habit of spending a little time each day cleaning my house. Like you, I leave it all to the weekends during the school year. I’m trying to do a little each day and see if it makes a difference!

  2. I’m trying to get in the habit of thinking more positively. I’m really caught in a negative cycle this summer–life is throwing lots of curve balls my way–and I need to get out of it! I like your idea of cleaning…it’s just something I hate to do!

  3. The one habit I just started last night, due to this post topic, was going to bed early so I could start my days earlier. So far, so good! Ha 1 day but I did get up at 5:30 today…so early for me! yay! Good luck and have fun implementing yours!!

  4. Hydration is a big one for me (aka one I’m always working on)! Carrying around a water bottle with me all the time has really helped though.

    Good luck on your goals! ❤

  5. It’s a great idea to think about how you can add things to your daily routine that you can continue when school starts. Have you come up with a cleaning schedule? I need to! I leave it all for the weekend too and then it takes up too much of my weekend. Now, you’ve got me thinking 🙂

    Thanks Melanie!

  6. I like those habits! Strength training is my main one right now that I am trying to start. I need to look at setting a regular cleaning schedule too… I would probably like it more if I did just a little each day instead of a lot at once.

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