At the beginning of the year I set out to accomplish a few goals. This is how it is going.
Swim 75 miles in the course of a year. I swam 55 in 2012, and I want to swim more in 2013.
At the beginning of the year I had an injury that got me to a slow start. I have swam 33.8 miles for the year. Then, I moved. Things slowed again. I did not swim like I would like in all of September.
I did not see this move in my plan. This new commute have made swim time more difficult to schedule. Perhaps I'll need to modify my goal for the rest of the year to simply get out to swim laps once a week or once a month. I live closer to the bay where I practice open water swimming, so I can make progress on that front. I'm not sure. Right now, I'm still getting used to my commute.
Run one mile in one shot.
I did it! I practiced during the summer. I worked my way up on a trail near to my (old) home. When I realized I would no longer have that awesome trail nearby, I pushed it in to high gear and got it done. I did it on a track, on a trail, and on a treadmill! I've found that running is not for me. I might do it now and again, but I much prefer fast walking.
Go on the stair mill at 60 steps per minute for 15 minutes.
I did it early before my gym membership expired in early Spring. It was good to get one out of the way quickly as it is a great sense of accomplishment.
Have an average weekly calorie consumption within suggested limits 75% of the time.
Well, this one has been hard to measure and hard to accomplish. I tried being in limits for a day a week and then adding more days each week, but I always came back to the bad habits of eating when I'm not hungry at the end of the day or on the weekend. I've been working on tackling why I eat too much at times. I have read a few books on the topic. Lately, it feels like I am doing well on this as I have dropped some. I need to start measuring this goal again.
Do one unassisted pull-up.
Wow, this one has been tough! For the begging of the year I had a shoulder injury. Then I found a program to get me to eight pull ups. Then, I hurt my bicep. I am back on the program again this week. I will continue working at it. Even the negative pull-ups I am working make me feel stronger, so if I make this goal or not, I am still stronger for having attempted this.
That is where I am at. The ones I need to figure out are pull-ups, swimming, and nutrition. I need to go think about this now...