Hey guys. I’m still here!
I was thinking that I was done blogging. But every time I stop, my motivation to stay healthy diminishes. So it seems I need you guys more than you need me.
Funny thing is, traffic at GFS has been up even though I haven’t been writing. Not sure what that says about me, but I’ll just attribute it to the New Year’s Fitness trends and not the fact that I haven’t actually been writing here.
Here’s where I’m at:
The holidays hit me hard this year. The weekend before Thanksgiving, I ran 15K @ 7:30 pace and was feeling really good about where I was in terms of my fitness and health. Then my foot started hurting again and I couldn’t run very much. I kept crossfitting, AND getting stronger, which is a good thing. But I wasn’t watching what I was eating and 20-40 minutes of crossfit 3-4 times a week is not enough exercise or an excuse to eat whatever the hell I want.
So I gained weight…On 1/3/2012 I weighed in at 176.6 pounds. On May 2, 2011 I was 160.0 pounds. 160 is too light for me, but 176 is TOO heavy. So I’m working to get back down to 163 or so. Already I’m down to 170 so I’m making progress.
Yesterday I had my first race of the year. The same old January half marathon that I’ve run for the last 3 years now. My goal in November was to run 1:39 for a 6 minute PR. With my foot injuries and extra weight, plus snow, and wind, I only managed a 1:42:40 which is still a 2.5 minute PR for me, but not where I thought I would be 6 weeks ago.
The new plan is to continue crossfitting 3-4X per week (because I love both the workouts and the people at my gym) AND get back to running…at least 25 miles per week in January and then up from there for Feb and March. Also, I’ve got to start running on trails because April 15th (Peterson Ridge Rumble 40 mile trail run) is coming fast and I need to get some trail miles on my feet!
What are your goals for 2012? What races are you planning?
Happy (belated) New Year!