Friday, December 2, 2016

#FitReaders: December 2nd, 2016 Check-In



I just wanted to update here how my fitness has been going lately before I start running seriously again. I've only ran/walked twice the past three weeks. I've been sick with a cold for a bit but I'm ready to get back in the game.

  • Went to a Yoga class for the first time. It was a very low impact but relaxing. It made me think about going to more advanced classes once I had a full-time job.

  • I am now in the Hogwarts Running Club on Facebook. It helps motivate me to get moving. Team Hufflepuff!

  • I completed my VERY FIRST RACE EVER that I trained for. It was a 5k and I had a system that went to hell that last two miles or so. My time was 43 minutes 8 seconds for a 5k. I know that sounds like a lot but I did beyond better than I thought before the race and during the race when I was doubting why I ever decided to do this thing.

  • My schedule will be tentative of course but I plan to jog/walk my way until hopefully, I can run most of a race I'm going to sign up for in March. I NEED to make this a priority. I'm planning on doing something like this:

Week 1
2 min jog/3 min walk for 1.5 miles
2 min 30 second jog/3 min walk for 1.5 miles
3 minute jog/3 minute walk for 1.5 miles

Week 2
3 minute 30 second jog/3 minute walk for 1.5 miles
4 minute jog/3 minute walk for 1.5 miles
4 minute 30 second jog/3 minute walk for 1.5 miles

Week 3

5 min jog/3 min walk for 1.5 miles
5 min 30 second jog/3 min walk for 1.5 miles
6 minute jog/3 minute walk for 1.5 miles

Week 4 

6 minute 30 second jog/3 minute walk for 1.5 miles
7 minute jog/3 minute walk for 2 miles
8 minute jog/3 minute walk for 1.5 miles

Week 5

9 minute jog/3 minute walk for 2 miles
10 minute jog/3 minute walk for 1.5 miles
11 minute jog/3 minute walk for 1.5 miles

Week 6

12 minute jog/3 minute walk for 2 miles
13 minute jog/3 minute walk for 1.5 miles
14 minute jog/3minute walk for 1.5 miles

Week 7

15 minute jog/3 minute walk for 2 miles
16 minute jog/3 minute walk for 1.5 miles
17 minute jog/3 minute walk for 1.5 miles

Week 8

18 minute jog/3 minute walk for 2.5 miles
19 minute jog/3 minute walk for 2 miles
20 minute jog/3 minute walk for 2 miles

Week 9

21 minute jog/3 minute walk for 2.5 miles
22 minute jog/3 minute walk 
23 minute jog/3 minute walk 

Week 10
24 minute jog/3 minute walk 
25 minute jog/3 minute walk 
26 minute jog/3 minute walk 

Week 11
27 minute jog/3 minute walk until 3.1 miles
28 minute jog/3 minute walk until 3.1 miles
29 minute jog/3 minute walk until 3.1 miles

Week 12
30 minute jog/3 minute walk until 3.1 miles
30 minute jog/3 minute walk until 3.1 miles
30 minute jog/3 minute walk until 3.1 miles


Week 13
30 minute jog/3 minute walk until 3.1 miles
30 minute jog/3 minute walk until 3.1 miles
30 minute jog/3 minute walk until 3.1 miles

Race Day!

What are some fitness goals you have for 2017?

8 comments:

  1. Best wishes for achieving your goals. I hope you feel better soon.

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    1. I do now thank goodness. I've finally gotten over everything! Even those persistent sniffles :D

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  2. Great job getting back into things. And great job completing your first 5K! Yea!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm always getting back into things. It's my cycle but my achievement makes me want to go through this cycle forever rather than not at all.

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  3. I know I said this on your other post, but CONGRATS again on finishing your first 5k! I know I never would be able to do that. It's good to see you back on the blog.

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    1. It's taken me upwards of five years to actually take the time to train and do what I need to. Thanks (:

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  4. Wow! Awesome job!! I was doing a great job with going on my treadmill regularly and somehow over the last month I have totally fallen apart and stopped. I need to carve out some time. Thanks for the reminder and bravo!

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    1. I feel like I need the reminder all the time too. Thanks (:

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