Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Starting from scratch

I know. It's been a while. I'm not going to bother "catching up" or filling in the gaps. It's just been too long.

It's a new month, new year, so I'm starting from scratch.

My word this year is Consistency. I'm not training for anything right now, but I want to make sure that I am consistent in my running, my biking, my strength exercises, my water-intake, and pretty much everything. I'm a month into my new plan and I haven't missed a single day of running or biking--despite snow days and school delays. Today is yet another delay, which means no preschool, which means no outside run with my Happy Runner friend, which sucks. I'll get on the treadmill as soon as I am done here. I needed to write a book review first.

For the past couple of years I've run less each year. At the end of 2015 I slacked because I knew I was going to be having surgery. At the beginning of 2016 I had that surgery and it took a lot more out of me than I thought it would. My goal this year is to run more than I did last year--but to do it with fewer runs. Now that LightRunner is in preschool three days a week I had been running all of those days plus the long weekend run. I've decided to cut down to just two preschool days, leaving Friday open to meet friends, get errands done, do some book work, etc. But I still want to run more miles, so it's important that I am Consistent.

In addition to my running and biking, I am also making it a goal to get 10000 steps every day. That's pretty easy on my running days. On biking days I have to walk on the treadmill to get more steps. Rest days are the hardest. I had two rest days in Jan (the first week) when I didn't make it. But all the rest I have, even if it means pacing my house at 10 pm to get those final 1000 steps. I'm on a 23 day goal streak right now and that is the longest ever. I actually had to switch my auto-goal to cap it at 10K because I didn't want it to keep going up and up.

January 2017
Running: 65.87 miles
Biking: 45.3 miles
Strength: 3 days (goal is once a week)

I'm pretty happy with the month. I'm on track to meet my yearly goal. Even if I am avoiding getting on the treadmill right now.