Fitness Friday: Milestones

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We I started working on my fitness Friday post for today I pulled up my running log(pictured above). Added the runs I had done in the month of June and I was surprised to find that I was less than 300 metres away from reaching 1000km run in the last 13 months. It amazes me that I’ve gone that far. Of course all that running has had an effect on my weight, a few weeks ago Melissa put together the picture below to remind me of the change. I’ve been waiting for the right time to share it with the world, and today is that right time.

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Today is July first the half way mark of the year, and so it seem like a good time to refocus on my health and fitness.  So far this year I’ve had some good months and some bad, it’s now time to take a step back and get into a proper rhythm. After I started the month of June running so hard, and ended up costing through the month. I need to get serious moving forward and set some goals and picking some races. My goal is simple, run more and run faster. I want to be running 4+ times a week, but with our schedules I know that would be impossible. So I am setting a simpler goal of at running at least 7 times ever 2 weeks. I’m still working out the distances of my runs but I am thing around over 40k a week. As for the races, I’m still figuring them out. I know I’m going to be running the Half Marathon in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, I now just need to find a race between now and then to run. Perhaps the Acura Toronto 10-Miler & 5K, Toronto Canada. More on that in the weeks to come.

To go with the increase in my running I’m also going to start publicly posting my weight. All year I’ve been struggling with it, after a winter where I gained 15 pounds I’ve managed to get as much as 10 pounds of it off, but haven’t been keeping it off. So now I’m setting my goal My goal is to be under 200 lbs by the end of the year. That’s 26 pounds, in 26 weeks. I’m still working on the widget I’ll use, but for now I’ve added Health & Fitness to the side panel and will be updating it in the days ahead.

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This week choosing a run to highlight this week was pretty easy, since I only managed to get out for a single run. That wont be the same next week, I should have 3 or 4 runs to choose from next friday. The biggest thing I noticed this week is that I am have a lot less energy in the evening when I usually go for my runs. I think the solution for this is more sleep and perhaps tring to switch my late night runs for early morning ones. Of course if the one day I wanted to try that this week I found I couldn5 get myself going before the kids woke up, Sol I’ll have tol work on that. There is also something wrong with getting up early enough for a run in the mornings, I have never been a morning person, but if I am running 3 times a week before 7, I might have to start thinking of myself as one.

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