Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New Year Goals

The festive holidays are over--time to get back to work.  I am generally not a fan of new year's resolutions.  I think it is better to set goals.  Here are my thoughts on goals from 2012.

Like most people, my training was interrupted by Christmas and New Year and sabotaged somewhat by overindulging.  Life happens!  And, I want to enjoy it!  But, as I said, time to get back to work.

I do not set new year's resolutions, but I have looked at races this year that I may run (long-term goals) and considered how best to get there (short-term goals).  My plan starts this month with getting back into a routine and doing some general base training.  Part of my plan includes a few challenges I set for myself:

1. Complete twelve 3-mile runs in January.
2. Work up to 300 air squats, starting with 30, adding 30 each time, resting as little as possible.
3. Same for sit ups.
4. Same for military/Pilates-style push ups.

I will fill in my weekly plan with cycling (power intervals on the rollers) and CrossFit-style workouts, i.e. cardio 5-7 days/week and strength 1-2 times 5-7 days/week.

As soon as we can finish all the rich, festive food in the house--I hate to be wasteful--I will start somewhat of a detox/cleanse/reset, essentially by eating clean.

Best wishes to you all with your resolutions or goals for your health, fitness, and training in 2018!  We can do it!

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