About one quarter into 2014 and I am outlining my fitness goals.
It’s better late than never.
In 2013 I had three primary objectives: a half marathon, a triathlon and a full marathon. I successfully completed all three events but trying to train for all three and have an appropriate amount of downtown was difficult. Because of this I am going to limit my two big physical events a year.
In 2014 I’m going to maintain two events:
- The Cap City Half Marathon in a sub 3:00 finish time
- The Columbus Marathon in a sub 6:30 finish time
I will miss cycling, there’s something really pleasant about getting used to saddle soreness, and feeling the wind in your face as you rush down the trail. I also feel like I could be a better biker than I could ever be a runner. As a runner, I finish the races but I definitely think my body was meant for cycling.
In addition to the two events and training for them I have been really lazy in my own personal fitness. Yes, training for running events helps with my cardio endurance but it doesn’t add a lot of muscle mass. When I go on an extended hiatus (hint, I’m on one now) working out could help prevent some of the pounds from packing back on my body.
Late last year I bought Shaun T’s Focus T25 (and I also have Insanity) and my friend Ross bought me P90X3 for Christmas. I’m slightly ashamed to say it but I’ve not even completed a week of Focus let alone even look at what P90X3 entails.
I can’t really say I don’t have the time; each program is less than thirty minutes (or just about thirty). I work, then when I sign out for the night I veg out and watch television. I eat very crappily and have boxes of unopened Shakeology in my room. I need to prioritize fitness, again; especially if I want to complete those two big events in the timing I have outlined.
Starting March 10th I am going to begin (again) Focus T25 and once I finish the base I do want to move onto the Gamma section of the program before tackling P90X3. In order to keep myself on track I am going to make a commitment, to continuously update and blog about my experience. Maybe post my before photos; and if you see a lack of posting about my Focus T25 experience, call me out on it and keep me honest about the program. Your assistance in that task will be greatly appreciated.
This weekend I’ll post some of my before statistics. The horrifying items like measurements and weight. I’m not quite bold enough to show the before pictures, but, I promise they will be taken.
Until next time…