Friday, August 16, 2013
I don't want to stop striving to move forward now that I am in maintenance and have been for a couple of months. It has felt like my motivation has stalled a bit. I still have my fitness streak to focus on (Day 696 today of 120 minutes or more of intentional exercise every day), and tomorrow I am running in a 5k down at Presque Isle in Erie, PA. But what comes next??
That is a really good question. And I am not certain how to answer it right now. I know I want to keep running regularly. I will continue to walk the dog. I will continue to eat healthy and in proper portions for my activity level. That doesn't seem enough somehow. Do I need to go ahead and start training for a sprint tri next summer? I am a weak swimmer, and not that fast on a bike, so it would take plenty of time and effort to train for something like that. I think I have the run down, though (finally). Do I want to work more on the renovations at my parents' house and let some of the exercise fall by the way side? September 20th marks the 2 year point of my fitness streak, so maybe I can relax just a little after that date? I want to continue kayaking regularly while the weather permits, but do I want to work on getting a roll? (My kayaking friends know what I mean.) I like being more of an endurance paddler. Do I want to change anything about that?
So many questions to consider...
What I do know is that I want to continue to maintain my weight about where it is (maybe a few pounds heavier even), and at least maintain my fitness level where it is currently. I like how I look, and I like how I feel. Do I really need to change anything for a little while?