It is important to have at least one goal to aim for, otherwise we stumble and can often lose our way. I don’t want to lose sight of my overall ambition;
To get fit and live a healthy and active lifestyle.
The activities I do to fill my week are definitely changing and I have incorporated lots of different sports into my life that are for the greater good of ME. I don’t REALLY have a routine though, nor have I set any short-term goals.
I have had a think about exercise goals and have summed up my immediate aspirations.
- Run at least 2 days per week
- Exercise at least 5 days out of 7 (running included)
- Run the Jingle Bells 5k fun run on the 2nd December 2012
- Run a 10k race in 2013 (yet to find one… will keep you posted!)
- Eat more healthily as standard
There is a local ‘fun run’ on the 2nd December, called the Jingle Bells Fun Run. I’m going to take part in that this year, meaning that next year I can focus on something more challenging (the 10k). I’m not going to lie here – a 5k is quite a big deal for me!
I have signed up to a website: www.parkrun.org.uk where you can take part in timed weekly 5k’s for free. I have yet to go, but I intend to take part in the next few weeks and see how I fair. Hopefully I’ll be able to make that my weekend ‘long run’, so that when I take part in the local fun run, I actually do well!
I didn’t go swimming at all last week and totally missed it. So tonight, I swim. And I look forward to it.