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Half Year Check In

Friday, June 07, 2013

This is where my 2013 goals stand:

emoticon Swim 75 miles in the course of a year. Last year, I jumped in with others on a SP team that had a goal of 100 miles. I learned that was a little too ambitious for me. I made it to 55, though. This year, I’ll aim a little higher.

Status: 24.8 mi completed to date.

Goal for this quarter: Since my shoulder injury took half a year to heal, I’ve not swam as hard as I could at the end of last year. Now, it feels much better and I can begin working my way back. I will use the 0 to 1650 program (http://ruthkazez.com/ZeroTo1m
ile.html) to get back to swimming a mile in one shot. This program takes six weeks. I am on week one and should complete the program in July. Towards that end I will swim 3xweek in June and July, then 2x/week when I hit the last workout in the program.

emoticon Run one mile in one shot.

Status: I’ve run what the instructor described as ‘about a mile’ in my boot camp class. The first time (4/4) it took me 10.5 minutes. The second time (5/?) it took me 9.47 minutes.

Goal for this quarter: Currently my back is sore and the running is on hold. I will get back to it after the swimming program completes.
I will walk 2x/week and also do some strength training/physical therapy/stretching on those days.
In July, I plan to try the C25k program I’ve heard so much about. The program lasts a little over two months, so it should be near completion by season's end. When I start this program, my walks/runs will be 3x/week and the swims will go to 2x/week.

emoticon Go on the stair mill at 60 steps per minute for 15 minutes.

emoticon Monday 07 January 2013, Sunday 03 Feb., Friday 5 April

Goal for this quarter: none. I did it, and I do not have access to this machine anymore.

emoticon Have average weekly calorie consumption within my suggested limits 75% of the time. (39 weeks) In 2011, when I lost or gained nothing, I’m assuming I did what I needed to do 50% of the time. In 2012, I must have done well at least 51% of the time. So, this year I’ll aim for 75% of the time. (I realize the math is missing lots of variables, but hey, I need a goal and this seems like a good one.)

emoticon week 1, week 3, week 4, week 6, week 7, week, 8, week 12, week 13, week 14, week 17, week 18, week 19, week 20, week 21 (14/22 = 63%)

Goal for the quarter: This is tough. To bring the percentage up and be on track, I need to create a deficit every week of the quarter. It is tough for me to say “I’ll be perfect this quarter.” My BLC team (tigers) focuses on this, so it will help. In any case I will strive for a hitting the target every week, one meal at a time. (Good luck!)

emoticon Do one unassisted pull-up. This is probably the biggest stretch. But, hey, aim big, right?

Status: 6/6 started working on the playground equipment with (I'm calling them) leaning pull ups. Still working up to negatives. I can't hang at the bar yet.

Goal for the quarter: Continue working on getting to a hang and negatives. By the end of the season, I’ll be doing negatives 3x a week and getting ready for the final push to a pull up.

emoticon I am super excited to see what I've done so far and how far I'm going!
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  • 36ROCK
    You can do it! emoticon
    1689 days ago
    Sounds to me like you're doing great! You've had some injuries to contend with, so caution on the workout goals is smart. I'm not sure I'd like the "perfect" eating goal for a quarter. I don't think this is about perfection, it's more about progress. Just do a little better each day. But for me, trying to achieve perfection is the surest road to failure. JMHO. I can do leaning pull-ups out the wazoo, but a single hanging pull-up? LOL... may you make better progress than me! I've more or less given up on the running for now. I'd like to get back into it, but I have too many other things to think about ATM. So I'm focusing on swimming because it no longer requires a lot of thought. That's why I'm skipping a round of BLC. Maybe in the fall I'll join it again.

    You have good reachable, realistic goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1689 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/9/2013 10:57:35 AM
    Best wishes for success.
    1690 days ago
    Now these are some great goals!! I know that you'll be able to do them! I'm excited to see you meet them at the end of the 12 weeks!! :-)
    1690 days ago
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    1690 days ago
    Good Luck they are great goals like everyone said! emoticon
    1690 days ago
  • SUZIEW27
    Great goals!! I love the swimming one and I'm pretty sure I can't do a pull up!! But I haven't tried in a long time!
    1691 days ago
    Wow! Good luck; I'm also anxious to see how this turns out for you. Keep us posted. emoticon
    1691 days ago
    With your drive, determination, and positive mental attitude you are already a success. Spark On! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1691 days ago
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