Looking back (a very short distance) at my four and a half months of 2012 fitness totals, I get these numbers:
(There are some extra treadmill and elliptical workouts added to the totals, for anyone who notices the math is not right)
Frankly, it’s staggering to me to think that in a third of a year I lost 39 pounds (I just missed my 12/31/2012 goal of 40 pounds) while walking/running/swimming 302 miles. Because before I started I had never run or done lap swims.
My initial goal when I started was simple – get out of bed at least three mornings a week and do some kind of exercise. And I have, so I’m now claiming a 100% success rate for 2012!
My 2013 goals need to be just a tad more precise, however.
- To start, I want to lose that last pound and keep it off.
- I also want to continue to lap swim three days a week, and run three days a week, for an hour every weekday and longer for my weekend run. My times will take care of themselves, if I spend that hour every morning.
- I want to run three or four 5k and 10k races this spring, and get my 5k time to 33 minutes or better.
- My longer goal is get ready for, and finish, a half marathon by the summer.