WordPress has informed me that I’ve been blogging for one year, and rewarded me with the badge below. I started my blog as a creative outlet, I find that writing is good for the soul and a nice break from my normal routine. Fitness is a passion of mine so thats the theme I picked. I’m not a master of any particular type of fitness so I can’t say for sure that my blog has been of any use to anyone other than myself, but hopefully at least one person has found a nugget of information that has been helpful.
My first blog post (which you can read by clicking here) was about running, because I had just reached 1,000 miles on the Nike Plus App. I thought it would be fun to have an update on that. In the year that has past, I’ve run a further 329 miles.
The pessimist in me says thats less than a mile a day, which is disappointing, but the optimist in me says its the same as running 12 marathons in as many months. I try to run at least 3 times a week, two timed runs of 30 minutes each and one distance run. I hope to improve upon the last 12 months and run further than 329 miles between now and October 2016. The best way to do this is to plan ahead and sign up for some races, nothing motivates like a goal. I didn’t sign up for many races over the last 12 months, and often, when I discovered races I wanted to do, they were too close which didn’t allow enough time for me to train appropriately. My new plan is to find some races over the next 12 months that interest me, sign up for them early, and train towards them. How does the saying go, “failing to plan, is planning to fail” – its as true in fitness as in anything else.