Saturday, February 4, 2012

My week in running

I have had a massive week with work – I know you don’t care about the details but to give some context, I had two days where I spent five hours in the car just getting to and from where my clients were and still had to put in an eight hour work day. This has resulted in Not Enough Exercise.

Here’s what I did do:

I made it to my running group on Wednesday night where we did the tan time trial. Not my best time but certainly not bad for a summer run (for me). I’m looking forward to seeing how much I can improve over the next eight weeks or so.

The Tan (source)

I also managed my long run home work today. I knocked out 7kms in 51 minutes or so – this was adopting a run one song, walk one song for most of the time and non-stop running for kilometres three and five. The reason for the walk one/run one method? – my lack of stretching and strengthening has resulted in a cranky knee and twingey calf.

Here’s what I didn’t do:

Monday night homework (naughty girl) as this was one of my big driving days, so that’s down on the “to do” list for next week.

Either of the two RPM classes I wanted to.

Next Week
Thankfully, there’s a forecast of lovely cool weather for the week – hooray!, so I’m thinking this might be a good week for running.

12 Goals for 2012 - January Round Up

Back at the beginning of the year, full of optimism, I created 12 goals for 2012. Here’s how I’m going so far (I admit, I have stolen this recap idea from Diet Girl).

January goal: 100 days challenge – to move every day for at least 30 minutes

January progress: I managed to move 15 days out of 31 days in January (~50%).

January assessment: I’m disappointed that I didn’t keep the momentum from the beginning of the month going once I returned back to work. Acknowledging that it is just an excuse, my trip to PNG threw me and then the pressures of 31 December reporting have taken a toll since my return.

January learnings: I’m going to have to plan better, get up earlier and exercise at times I’m not comfortable with if I want to make better progress on this goal.

February goal: This month is stretch and strengthen month. It’s now 4 February and I’ve not gone so well on this but there’s still time!