Posts tagged ‘race’

January 14, 2010

2010 fitness goals

The community at FitSugar (too bad I can’t enter their contest!) is talking about 2010 fitness goals, and I thought I would share mine with you. You already read my new year’s resolutions, here is my fitness plan for the coming year.

1. get into running shape. Since starting to run in September, I have really enjoyed the mental benefits of running. I always leave the treadmill feeling better that I did when I got on (Emotionally at least). I fall into the rhythm of my feet and my breathing and zone out. If you follow me on Twitter, you will know that I ran my first sub-15 minute mile earlier this week. That is a huge accomplishment for me, but there is still far to go. My next goal is to run for 5 minutes straight without stopping.

2. Run 2 half-marathons in 2010. I am registered for the Toronto Women’s 1/2 in May, and I am working hard to get myself in running shape. There is another race in late October/early November that I would love to run, because it’s in my hometown, and the route along the lake is very nice.
3. Be able to do 25 “manly” pushups. Right now, I can do 1. Kind of. I’m thinking about doing the 100 pushup challenge. Anyone want to join me?

I feel that all of these things will help me towards my major goal of feeling fit enough to start a family, which is a goal I wish to accomplish approximately 18 months from now.

What are your goals for 2010? Anyone else running the same race as me? Share!

January 3, 2010

New Years Resolutions

1. Be more social, both in real life, and through blogs.  I love spending time at home with my husband, but I need to spend more time with other people.  Every time I get together with my girlfriends, I always feel like it has been so long since I’ve seen them all.  I also resolve to comment more on the blogs I read.  The ladies and gents that write these blogs put so much work into their daily posts, and I want them to know that I appreciate it!

2. Run 2 half-marathons in 2010.  I’ve already signed up and started my training plan for the Toronto Women’s 1/2 Marathon in May,  and I would like to run another local half in October.  I plan to share my training and smaller goals here to keep myself motivated.

3.  Eat better.  I eat bad food.  Especially this past week, while not at work and running around, I ate out almost every day.  It will get better when I get back into the work routine, but I need to replace my bad fast food with healthy, wholesome, fueling food.

4. Travel.  I would love to go somewhere warm in Feb/March, but hubby has to work all through the Olympics, we have a wedding we’re both involved in in April, and then my race at the end of May, so any travel may have to wait until June.

Those are my resolutions for 2010 so far.  Stay tuned for monthly and weekly goals, workouts, recipes, and more!

January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

Good evening!  The first 2 days of the new year have been really great!  Yesterday was spent sleeping in, watching the Corner Gas marathon, and dinner and Trivial Pursuit with the in-laws.  Today was a spa day (gift from the hubby for Christmas!) and we’re going to go see Up In the Air later tonight.

The holiday decorations are 1/2 put away, we decided to take the tree down earlier this week and there is a huge hole in our living room where it was!

Yesterday I tried out another Christmas gift, a Garmin Forerunner 305 that I got from my parents-in-law.  It was very cool to see exactly how far we walked, our pace, and my heartrate the entire walk.  the only problem was that the maps on the Garmin software aren’t great, so I see a yellow loop through a blank map.  Maybe I need to upgrade my software?

I set up my half-marathon training schedule into my calendar yesterday, holy overwhelming!  I am so excited to run the Toronto Women’s 1/2 Marathon on May 30th, but boy is it scary to see all those appointments!  I’m going to follow a run-walk schedule for the next 7-8 weeks to build myself up to a steady run, and then the 2:15-2:30 finish training plan on the TO Women’s 1/2 website.

Stay tuned for New Year’s Resolutions!