It’s already the beginning of March and this is my first post of 2013. Time flies when you don’t make room for things in your life.
I want to start out the post by saying you’re going to see a lot of subtle changes around the site as the year progresses. I have already updated to a new theme, begun adding pages (albeit they are all blank) and I am working on adding my Beachbody business info where appropriate. I’m also going to be highlighting some of my own digital photography endeavors on the page.
I want to give a brief fitness recap on what I’ve been up to since the last posting; where I see myself headed this year and where I want to go in the future. First things first; for those of you who don’t remember I ran in the Columbus Marathon last October and I ran the 1/2 marathon distance. I finished just over two hours thirty minutes with an average pace of 12:34. I was completely and totally excited with that pace and completing in my fastest time ever!
What did I do to celebrate? I quit working out and running; it’s so very easy to fall off the horse… So now I’ve been picking myself up and getting back on the whole fitness routine again. Running with my run club and hitting the gym sporadically.
A few weeks ago I was trying to think of my fitness goals for the year. I obviously want to run in the Capital City Half Marathon and try to best my time from the half in October. Doing the Half Marathon in May certainly provides the motivation to get to the gym and get running. I can’t run another half and do worse than I did in October. My time goal for this half is to finish it in under two hours and thirty minutes. It’s a stretch goal as I will be attempting to shave just over eight total minutes off of my time but I think doable as it helps provide the motivation.
Then in October I have a choice; I can either do another Half Marathon again or get my ass in gear and do a full blown 26.2 miles. I have decided that I am going to bite the bullet and race in the complete Marathon. The Columbus Marathon will be my first marathon and it seems appropriate that I start the year with a half and finish the year with a full.
However; between May and October there is a lull in training. Granted I will have to do a lot more running to get myself prepared for the full marathon but I feel like I need something else and something a little different to keep my interest. I was scouting around events on the web and saw the Commit to be fit triathlon in July. Then I stopped myself and thought “no, I couldn’t possibly do a triathlon in July… I’ve never trained for it; I’m not a big swimmer; I have no tri gear.”
Negativity began to surround the idea.
To combat the negative thoughts I went scouring the web for beginner Sprint Triathlon training and what I saw was pretty shocking. In all of the various programs I found online they all seemed to think that you only need a few months of regular training to get yourself up to snuff for a sprint. Further they all seem to think that you shouldn’t over train for the event.
The Negativity began to subside and I have made the Triathlon a part of my fitness goals.
My fitness goals for 2013 are:
- Finish the Columbus Distance Classic in under 2:30:00
- Finish the Commit to be Fit Sprint Triathlon
- Finish the Columbus Marathon
If you notice I have no other conditions for my goals for the triathlon or the marathon other than to finish. My goal is to simply finish, see how I perform and ideally not to finish last. Once I get these two new events under my belt I can begin to fine tune timing and goals next year.