Yes! It is September. For once, I’m happy a new month is starting. My summer challenge was lame, and I did a fair bit of slacking off. I know many of you did too. If you didn’t slack, comment so I can tell you how impressive and badass you are!
For September, my goal is a pretty hefty one. I will be undertaking a 30-day-shred challenge, in which I do Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred for 30 Days. I started this morning with Level 1. Somebody on Twitter said the idea is to do Level 1 for 10 Days, Level 2 for 10 Days, and Level 3 for 10 Days. I thought that was silly, since usually I do Level 1 for one day, then move up, but this morning, Level 1 was pretty tough for me, so I’ll be doing it for at least a few days.
I’m staying with my sister this weekend since my city is being overtaken by tourists, so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do it on Sunday, and I’m also training for my next half-marathon in October, so I may be taking days off when I do my long runs. But I think overall this challenge will be really good for my overall half-marathon performance, so I’m hoping to do it as much as possible. I know that the hip/quad/hamstring exercises that are part of the shred are really good for helping deal with my recurring knee issues related to bike riding.
For September, you have two options. Either set your own goal, or do the 30 Day Shred challenge with me! I think I will try to figure out how to do a 30-Day-Shred page or something where I can update daily as to whether I did the Shred or not, and you all can comment with questions/issues (especially if you are new to the DVD – I’ve been doing it for a little over 2 years, on and off.)
So how will you #gofurther in September?