Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I had considerable success with my 2012 goals of exercising for 2012+ miles in 2012 and completing my first half marathon. And I relearned that I am goal driven - I like to check things off my lists. I've always been this way. Now I'm going to use it for my advantage.
Some of my biggest struggles are with food and arm & ab strength. I couldn't figure out how to be very specific about the strength goals until I found and completed SparkPeople's fitness tests for crunches and pushups. My goals there move me up two levels on the charts.
So, without further ado, here are MY GOALS FOR 2013:
Food prep: 30-60 minutes/day
Pushups (modified): 20
10K in 59:59 minutes or less
Marathon - finish
2013 exercise miles
FOOD PREP: I will spend at least this much time planning menus, actually preparing and preportioning food, tracking my fuel.
PUSHUPS (20) - Did 7 on first test. Retest on last day of month. Do ST 3x/week.
CRUNCHES (15) - Did zero on first test. Retest on last day of month. Do ST 3x/week.
10K in 59:59 MINUTES OR LESS - PR is 69:07. Follow Galloway's training program for this - currently in week 6. I have three more races in the Winter Run Series in which to achieve this goal, with the last one in mid-March.
MARATHON - Participate in Milwaukee's Galloway Group Training starting in spring. Will stop 10K for time training when I start this training. Completed my first half marathon last November. I trained on my own and with my husband using the Galloway program.
2013 EXERCISE MILES - PR is 2026 in 2012. I will continue to log my miles spent hiking, run/walking, walking, biking and on the recumbent bike. I REALLY love to hike, so I hope to add lots of miles hiking the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin. I've done 320 of the 1200 miles in 9 of the 30 counties so far.
Since I am a morning person, my plan is to work on these goals right after breakfast/lightbox time, or right after my early morning work shifts. My work schedule varies, but I am trying to make routines that work for my real life.
I will be doing ST everyday in order to build the habit, alternating between arms on run days, and core work on non-run days.
I will be participating in the BLC21 challenge :)
I am reading "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg. Both personally and as a former psychology/social work student, I am fascinated by the ideas in this book. So much of what I've sort of known intuitively and am struggling to grasp and use to my advantage is talked about in this book. And so much of what SparkPeople is about is supported by this book. :)
I am so very grateful for this site, my teams and you, my Spark Friends!
We CAN do this!