May Goals for Health (A&I Challenge May week 1)
Friday, May 04, 2012
I feel like I put the same goals each month, but this is what I think works best for me right now. I never actually do them all so it's also something to strive for. Because I have goals in other areas of my life, I decided just to list these as my goals for health.
1. General Health
=Weekly monitoring of blood pressure with DH.
=Track body-fat % in addition to weight for future determination of how to make that work for me in terms of goals.
=Stay in calorie range and eat for health, strength, and stamina, avoiding empty calories of refined sugar & alcohol. For me personally, that means 200+g carbs a day and 100+g protein a day and keeping fat 30-50g.
=Maintain physical therapy schedule to prevent injury: at least 2x/week.
=Stay in training mode=18-24 miles/week of one long run and two shorter runs.
=Maintain strength training, 2-3x/week.
=Cross-train 3-4x/week. Bike, pilates, intervals DVDs, & swim.
=Complete the May 6 half-marathon injury-free and have fun doing it!
=Select and register for at least one more 2012 Half-Marathon after the one scheduled for May 2012. Ideas: 28 October LA Cancer Challenge (10K), 4 November Santa Clarita Half Marathon, 9 December Holiday Half Marathon.