Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ending 2011 and Starting 2012

I am pleased that I ran a total of 1110.25 miles in the past year. What was surprising was that I also walked (for fitness) 573.25 miles. That was probably due to the training that I did for the Grand Canyon hike, as well as the hiking that I did during the week in the canyon. I also had the fewest injuries in many years, with the exception of the past week when I tweaked my left hamstring. I hope that I can get this rehabbed quickly. I have had such a history of hamstring/piriformis injuries that I know what I need to do and not do in order to get past it. Yesterday was our club’s 12K race and I had trained to do it, but with the injury, I resisted and that was a very good thing in that I was able to be more hands on with the race. Since I was the co-director, that was a good thing and I think it resulted in a more quality event.
Today I will begin the 100 Day Challenge. My challenge is the exercise an average of 100 minutes for 100 straight days with a minimum of 30 minutes a day. It can consist of any form of exercise, but most likely will be running, walking, stretching, ellipticating, biking, weights, yoga and Pilates. I’m really looking forward to this as it will force me do more cross training type activities.
A big part of the challenge will be my ability to document this. I have a Garmin and I am going to clear it of all history and try to figure out how to use more of the features and download the information.
This should be fun!

1 comment:

Donna said...

I look forward to living vicariously through your adventures Becky! Love the goals...think I'll make a few myself, right after my nap. LOL