Howdy! I just finished this green smoothie and am feeling refreshed and pretty jazzed about the final day of April: the sun is shining warmly, and the weekend is in near sight… which means fresh strawberries from the farmer’s market and maybe a long run.
Speaking of long runs, I am popping in today to recap how things went with those April Intentions I set at the beginning of the month.
1 // Share more about food on Nutrition Nut via recipes and nutrition topics
Over the years that Nutrition Nut has grown, it feels as though my sharing of recipes and nutrition information is not as abundant. I’d like to create a couple of new recipes this month and/or share more of my daily eats.
Of my four intentions, this is the one I made the least progress with. I am trying not to be so hard on myself for not producing Pinterest-publishable recipes, and focus on what I have managed to accomplish. Follow me on Instagram to see some of my daily eats and treats!
2 // IINteract more with my IIN classmates
School is moving right along. Now that we have dove into the coaching material, it’s important that we practice our coaching skills/techniques with our classmates. I’d like to practice with a fellow student four times this month (ideally, once per week).
Yes! I had five calls with fellow students this month, in addition to my group Coach Call. It’s great connecting with other students and practicing/role playing; although, I will admit, I am feeling slightly anxious about needing to practice what we call “closing the deal.” More IIN updates to come!
3 // Reach out to a friend once a week
Most of my friendships have evolved into long distance relationships as we’ve gone our separate ways for jobs, families, experiences, etc. Whether it’s a phone call, e-mail, or text conversation, I’d like to connect with at least one of my friends each week to keep our connection close albeit miles apart.
I think I had this in the back of my mind most evenings after work, but I didn’t follow through with it as much I would have liked. This intention is certainly rolling over into May as one of my main motives!
4 // Build up to some longer distance runs, 6-8 miles
While I have not been running impressive mileage lately, the running I have done has been mostly pain-free (fingers crossed). I would be thrilled to run a couple of 6-8 mile runs in April. #gothedistance
Done! I started the month off with a bang, unintentionally running 8.5 miles. The following weekend I ran a slower six, and I have been fitting in shorter spurts of running here and there. I am hoping to continue the pain-free running in May.