So it’s been a while. I’ve reduced my number of fitness sites. I’m on Fitbit (though soon not for steps), Garmin Connect (upgrading to a Vivoactive and retiring my Forerunner 305), and Endomondo. I’ve deleted Runkeeper, DailyMile, Kinetic Lite, and soon Nike+.
WoYoPracMo2017 just ended. My goal was to do a sun salutation every day. I missed one day, but made it up the next day instead of just giving up. I’m hoping to carry that on in February.
That’s all for now.
its been well over a year since my last post. What have I been up to? Good question!!!
In November, I inherited a Fitbit when hubs upgraded. I keep track of those steps on dailymile.
I ran a 5K 3/7. My time was 36:22. It’s a race I’ve done before, so I somewhat knew the coarse.
I’ve ran a 10K March 29. Run for Hope. My time was 1:15:22. Not pretty, but no real training for it. The weather was dreary, misty, cold. For the most part, I kept a run walk ratio of 1:30/1 for the entire 10K.
I ran 5Khaos 8/22. My time was 1:04:10. It is a 5K run with 18 or 19 obstacles, including mud, gorges, stream, and hills. So much fun!
This month I’m doing a squat challenge and throwing in crunches while I’m at it.
This is what I’m using. I’ve kept up with it. I’m also doing this with an aunt & cousin, so it’s keeping me on task.
That’s about it. In still here. Plugging away. Hopefully I’ll get a bit of time to update my run page with more detail.
So it’s been about a month and a half since “The Plan”. How’s it going, you ask? It’s not.
I started off well enough. Planking, bridges, 100’s a few times a day through May 24. Then I just kind of stopped. No bonus fitness. At all. It took about a week to get any sort of moving around done.
There you have it. I have been moving around. Here’s some of the social fitness sites I belong on:
- Garmin Connect
Yeah.. I’d say I have a problem! anyway.. I HAVE been active, whether it’s yard work, walking, cycling, rollerskating, housework. 🙂 It all counts!
I think my plan might be a bit ambitious. I’m modifying it a bit already. Planking, bridge, and hundreds will stay. Fitness app/misc. will be bonus.
Bike riding/elliptical/walking/running/roller skating will be modified to 30 minutes total. Walking will be two 15 minute chunks. Elliptical/stationary bike riding/skating will probably be 30 minutes in one chunk. Running & outside bike riding will be 30 minutes minimum.
Here we go!
I hope anyway. Here’s what I’ve got figured out. This I can do daily.
- Plank. full. I can’t do the elbow planks. Maybe later, out full planks on my hands. I will get over the 90 second hump.
- Bridge. Either as reps or as long as I can. Maybe both.
- Pilates Hundreds. Once a day.
- Bike riding/elliptical/walking/running/roller skating. One of them. I need to do one of them daily, 30 minutes minimum. Walking the kids to the bus stop doesn’t count. Once I start working outside the house, this might be adjusted.
- Fitness app/misc. I know that’s kind of generic, but it’s what I’ve got.
These are the fitness apps/Fitness misc I have, that I don’t really use right now.
- Ab workouts
- All-in Yoga
- Core MDWorkout
- Hot Body Yoga
- Stimulus (another yoga app)
- Workouts Lite
- Yoga by MDWorkout
- Yoga for Runners
- Yoga Trainer
- Yoga Pose Deck
- Pilates deck
I’m committing to one or two exercises daily. If I get REALLY motivated, I’ll do a real workout twice a week. A real workout will be 15 minutes or more. I’ve got plenty of DVD’s to use.
There. I’ve said it. Come May 1st, I’ll be ready and to go. I need to get in the habit to workout before getting ready for work. I’ll need to once I start working again.
… the tough get going, right? Well, not this girl. When the going gets tough, this girl quits.
I started the 90 day plank challenge. I made it through about day 14. That’s when planking increased to 90 seconds. I stopped. What I SHOULD have done, was stick with 90 seconds until I could go the whole 90 seconds. But I quit.
I’ve been training for a half marathon. I should have been done by now. I’ve gone through 9 weeks. I haven’t ran for 2 full weeks. I have no half on the schedule, so I’ve stopped. I’m hoping to run again on Wednesday, 5 miles, and hopefully for the 9 mile run on Friday. Ever since the halfway point, I am taking weeks to complete the week. For the most part, I seem to have quit, and so close to the goal too.
I need to make changes. I have no excuse to get up when hubby gets up for work. I’m lazy. There I admitted it. I hate leaving the cocoon of warmth. I’m lazy and would rather check Facebook than get up and exercise. I need to STOP!
My friend DTK created a spreadsheet and shared it with me. I need to modify it to fit my needs and USE it. We’ll be virtual workout buddies. When I get that worked out, I’ll share here. My plan. I’ll get it worked up and fresh start May 1st.
It seems that marathon training has kind of hit another snag. I just can’t get past the long Friday run. I know I can do it. It’s just the actual doing of it. I had planned on running 8 miles this morning. I just can’t get my butt in gear. I’ve done week 8, day 1 twice now. Once on the treadmill, once outside.
Today is a gorgeous day, but I’m not out running. Why, you might ask? I’ll be going on a tandem bike ride later. One of the running club members has a tandem bike. Every year, he gets a challenge. This year, it’s 100 total miles with 10 different people. So right now, I seem to be hanging up the running shoes for cycling. 15 miles already down, 85 more to go.