I did it. I finally bit the bullet and revised my #GoTheDist goal for the year. Not because I’m less active than I thought, but because my initial goal was essentially a math error. I bike at roughly 3x the speed I walk, there was no way I was going to hit what was essentially a bike goal. So the new goal is 500 miles. That’s still highly debatable, but at least it’s realistic-ish.
Here’s my mileage so far this year:
Walking Biking Totals for January 16.28 58.89 Totals for February 20.52 54.15 Totals for March 25.08 37.61
Totals for . . . → Keep Going: Go The Dist: Revised
May was a so so Month #GoTheDist, wise. With all of my workouts input, I ended up with 36.7 miles on the bike and 39.03 miles walking. The latter is definitely helped by the miles walked last weekend and in DC two weeks ago (~14 in both cases). At the same time, the bike mileage was hurt because I wasn’t in the gym as much.
2/3 of the way through #GoTheDist Q2 my stats are as follows:
Q2 mileage: April: 31.42 bike / 35.8 walking May: 36.7 miles bike / 39.03 walking Q2 total to date: 68.12 bike / 74.83 . . . → Keep Going: Off the Course: #GoTheDist
with today’s workout complete, Q1 of the #GoTheDist challenge is as well
Q1 mileage: January: 114.23 bike / 4.01 walking
February: 62.18 bike / 8.61 walking
March: 62.57 bike / 31.24 walking
Total: 238.98 bike . / 43.86 walking
Although only the ~239 miles counts for #GoTheDist, I’m very impressed with those totals. While it looks like I wasn’t any more active in March than I was in a (sick & traveling) February, it’s more that I walked home a lot more. Not as strenuous as the gym, but good activity and good for the head.
Thought about adjusting . . . → Keep Going: #GoTheDist: Q1 Complete
activity miles logged since I began tracking on MapMyFitness in April 2011. That’s pretty impressive. 104.3 of that was in July and I petered off in the fall when work was crazy but got back on track with 61.81 miles in December. I’m hoping to carry that motivation into 2012.
Some additional information about that 519.29 miles:
79.66 total hours
Now I didn’t hit either my mini weight goals in 2011 but those numbers are pretty powerful. Imagine where I’d been if I hadn’t logged that mileage?
It’s true that most of my on Pinterest . . . → Keep Going: 519.29
because really, I’ve killed a ton of brain cells on that this week, with no reward as of yet I’m so glad it’s football season, I just wish it was year-round. On the plus side, my gym is getting Direct TV which means NFL Network. WooHOO! Just like this summer where I began spending more time at the gym for its AC, it seems as if I’ll be spending time there for their TV. So maybe football does translate to APs.
Like many trying to lose weight, I wear a heart rate monitor to track calories burned/APs while working out. . . . → Keep Going: Can I get APs for stressing over my fantasy football league?
That may be a first for me, at least since high school when I was playing soccer. Even that in my position as a striker or right full back wasn’t usually 60m straight. Wish I had the fitness and body now that I did then and thought was “fat”.
But very proud of what I did. I also had gym time Thursday-not sure how long but don’t think it was that long. From my recollection: 10m elliptical, 10m rowing and then bike time. I know it was 5.5 APs
Saturday: 25m elliptical, 35 recumbent bike – 7 APs Sunday: . . . → Keep Going: 60m cardio, 3 days in a row for me
Well that was a new way to earn APs. A friend is in town to do a half marathon tomorrow and she wanted to do something different and fun today. She did some research and came up with New York Circus Arts‘ Intro class. The class includes: Acrobalance, Aerial acrobatics, Trampoline, Juggling, Trapeze …
Totally not anything I’d have thought of to do on my own but it was so much fun. I think I actually learned to juggle and I loved the trampoline – so much easier on my knees. Makes me think I might take the rebounding class . . . → Keep Going: Circus Class
my five-week weigh in is Tuesday morning. I can’t believe the progress I’ve made in nearly five weeks. Last Tues. AM I weighed in at 192.5. Down 16.5 pounds! Granted almost eight of that was the first week, but it’s still 16.5
I’ve earned two 5 lb stars as well as my 5%. Well “earned” isn’t quite right, I’m doing WW online so the stars are more icons, but I’ve earned them. I’ve worked HARD. When I was on vacation in Florida I hit the gym at the hotel and realized I missed it. I was enjoying the Biggest Loser . . . → Keep Going: almost five weeks in