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
It took a lot of editing and re-editing not to call it “Q1 down the drain”, but I know Robby would brain me if I did that.
I went off track with #GoTheDist last year when the weather got better. I naturally switched to walking home more which hurt my GTD goal (750 miles on the bike). I was at about 50% for the year (after a kickass 136% start to Q1) when I quit tracking there. But I just looked at my Map My Fitness totals and…. 682.9. 91.05%
I think if I’d realized I was so close . . . → Keep Going: GTD 2013: Q1
that’s the new name of my game. I have maintaining down to a science. This year, I’m going to get the rest of my way to goal. Here are some small and big picture things I’m doing to achieve this accountability:
Blog. Yeah, we’ll see how that goes. But when I was losing, I was blogging. So we’re going to try it again On the writing theme, I’m tracking. I was a master at tracking way back when and it’s time to go back. I don’t see what my road block is here. I face the foods when I see . . . → Keep Going: Accountability
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
Friday is my two-year Weight Watchers anniversary. Am I where I wanted to be? No, but I’m a lot closer to that than I was when I started in March 2009. Best of all, I recently recaptured that epiphany / drive I had when I first started and I’m really hoping to ride that to goal. Yes, I believe that I will hit GOAL in 2012.
I realized recently that between March 24, 2010 and February 4, 2012 I went to the gym at least 200 times. Five weeks after joining Weight Watchers I was impressed with my ability . . . → Keep Going: Two years in…
and I’m mostly still on track.
I had a slower start to exercise then I wanted because I started off the year sick. Still, I made myself go to the gym on both Sunday and Monday and even a short workout is better than none at all.
So far, I’m in a good place for #GoTheDist. 21.41 miles out of a goal of 750 for the year and 175 for Q1. I think I can do it even when I switch to more walks over bikes when the weather is nicer. Speaking of nice weather, it was 13F . . . → Keep Going: so a week into 2012