My long term goal for right now is to continue what I have started during this challenge, cardio at least 5 times a week combined with some strength/core exercises. I think I will take it one month at a time - continue tracking both my fitness and food (food track at 3 times a week but I am up to tracking 5 times a week - its gotten easier). At the end of Fen I will again evaluate where I am where I want to be and what needs to be done to get there.
I have also joined the Healthy Cooking challenge and may join the 100 minute challenge
I am working up to walking my first HM (13.1 miles) on March 31st. I have done 12 miles outside and 13.1 miles on the treadmill before. Friday I walked 9 miles on the treadmill maintaining a 16 minute mile. I can go faster, but not sure for how many miles/hours. I want to be able to walk a HM in less than 4 hours including bathroom breaks, etc.
3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes 4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6 10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6 12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes 4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.)
Mine is to keep up with exercise 30 mins 5 times a week. I found no issue going from 30 - 40 mins at the gym. I might shoot for 60 while I am still in classes. During practicum, my goal is 10 mins every day and when that is over I will most like to the 28 day bootcamp again. It is similar and hopefully next year won't be so crazy.
Challenges are what makes life interesting, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
My long-term exercise goal is mainly to keep up with what I've been doing this month. Consistent exercise - both cardio and strength training. This has been one of my biggest challenges in my weight loss journey, and my primary reason in signing up for this challenge was to make exercise a habit. So, for me, I think this is going to mean cardio & strength training 5 times per week.
I decided last week to register for RAGBRAI - it's a week-long bike ride across Iowa and the longest touring bike event in the country. They average 67 miles per day. Since the longest I've ever ridden in one stretch is 12 miles, it should be sufficiently challenging! It's not until July, so I should have time to train up to it and build up the proper butt calluses.
What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. --Anna Quindlen
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