I'm 10 days into my new getting fit plan. I've worked out 9 of the last 10 days as I ease back into a steady routine. The intensity and length of my workouts are not where they will be in a month or so but I'm just getting back to the basics. Out of the 9 workouts, 7 have been at the new gym and have been a combination of the TM, stationary bike, and elliptical. Next week I will be for the 1st time incorporating an upper body strength and core routine to my schedule. Plan to do this on Mon. and Fri.
So far, I've dropped 7lbs.
I had to come to grips with the fact that running simply doesn't do it for me at the moment. It took a long time to admit it but its the truth. I did some soul searching in an attempt to figure what I want to do next. I can't just sit around continuing to get fat. I must get it under control for several reasons....but mostly for my health. A new Planet Fitness opened up about a mile and a half from me and considering my budget is tight, the $1 sign up fee and $9.95 monthly fee was attractive. So.....I signed up!
I took a few weeks off in between my last run and the gym opening....and ate like a pig. I weighed in at a horrible 232lbsa week go. Just unacceptable in every way. I started at the gym the 2 day they were open and have made an effort to get mt eating habits under control. So far, I'm doing well. 6 straight days of work outs! I went to the gym for times and did a variety of TM, Elliptical, and Stationary bike work. I ran outdoors 1 day, 3 miles and jumped on the road bike one day for 23 miles. I've also lost 5lbs but I have a long way to go.
I have decided to do the Fast Freddies 5 Miler in New Albany instead of the race at Iroquois Park. I decided to try this race bacuse the course is the same route I run on a regular. The fact it's only $17(without shirt) helps with that decision. Should be fun!
I have been right on schedule with my running this month. I set a goal and haven't missed a run. I also registered to run the Home Run 10K and I am super excited about that!
I have been brainstorming goals for next year and so far I have decided to run the Triple Crown and the KDF Marathon. After the marathon I will shift my focus to cycling and train for a century.
Races I want to run in the upcoming months:
Home Run 10K
Thanksgiving 5 Miler
Triple Crown Races
So, at the start of the month I decided to take a new approach to running. As someone who has accomplished more as a runner than I ever thought possible, I found myself constantly competing with the mileage I was doing a couple years ago only to be disappointed. What I had to come to terms with is the fact I am not the runner I was a couple years ago and I need to basically start over to be that runner again.
Moving ahead a couple weeks and I'll say this seems to be working. I've stopped worrying about what I'm capable of and started focusing on what I should and can do now. So with that said, I'm doing shorter distance runs and building from there. So far, so good....
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