Friday, December 31, 2010
2011 Fitness Goals
1. Do core work at home 3 days a week for at least 10 minutes at a time. For the most part, what drives me in exercise is accountability. The main reason I choose to strength trainer with a personal trainer, instead of on my own, is because I have go. He will be there waiting. That, and so I don't have to keep track of anything. And someone is there pushing me. But, yeah, accountability. If I have to post here, four a days a week, I'll be more likely to do it. So you, the reader, are here to hold me accountable.
2. Run an ultramarathon. I'm already signed up for one in April. So, this goal is easy-peasy. As long as I run more than 27 miles in the 24 hour period, I will have completed my goal. So, I'm not concerned about this one.
3. Run more 5ks/work on getting faster. When I was training for my marathons I only focused on distance. Most training programs have way more structure than that, but I did what I wanted to. I didn't end up running fast marathons, but that wasn't my goal. So, any sort of speed workout disappeared for a whole year. I want to bring that back. Speed workouts are fast (ha ha ha). And kicking my own ass that hard is fun. My reward for doing speed workouts will be running more 5ks, since my time should improve. Plus, I love the small races. Everyone out there is exercising. It's so invigorating.
4. Yoga. Check out studios near my house. See if going regularly makes me feel better/makes me more flexible. Just check it out in general.
5. Bike related things. I have a fancy pants super light road bike I won like 8 months ago sitting in a box in my garage. I need to pay someone to put that shit together, then, um, ride it. I don't know if I like biking. Most of the time I kind of hate it. But sometimes I love it. And I don't know if it's because I'm on a shitty ($120 Target) bike, or because I suck at it, or because my butt is too fragile. So, I'd like to find out for sure before I write off biking forever.
6. More trail running/exploratory running. I live in L.A., which is a giant city. But, it's a giant city surrounded by a beautiful mountain range, with what seems like endless trail running options in every direction. I'd like to take better advantage of this in the coming year.
So, some of my goals are very specific, some are very vague, and they're all over the place. I'm not good at mapping things out further than a month. Also, no nutrition goals, because in general, holiday eating aside, my eating is pretty awesome. I get enough water. All that stuff. And no weight loss goals because I'm where I should be. I just want to get better at being me.