Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fitness Forecast 2014

Hey friends, this is my Fitness Forecast for this year. Compared to last year, I added 988 miles to my report. Here are the numbers and what I plan to do:
I want to train smarter in 2014 - I have started strengthening my core in order to do that. Being consistent with strength training is not my forte but this year I want to make it a habit. Last year I dropped lower body strength training so quick at the sign of pain and I haven't really been back to it. This year I want to be smart about it. Adding strength training to my schedule will allow my body to be strong in other areas and will help me run stronger.

I want to eat better in 2014 - I ate pretty well in 2013. My doctor's report was excellent but believe me, I can push it to the next level. Making sure that I fill my every meal with fruits, vegetables and legumes is the challenge of the year. I know that there are always better food choices to be made and this year I want to make them on purpose. It start with my grocery list.

I want to run another Marathon - Finishing the Houston Marathon was a dream come true and I want to finish another Marathon. I would love to run the Chicago Marathon but in case I don't get in through their lottery system I will shoot for running at home again. I loved every aspect of Houston and I want to do it again. I might even try to run Sugar Land if Houston doesn't happen but we will see. I also want to run sub 5 (under 5 hours).

I understand that the magic of long distance running is in the every day, mundane things you do. The marathon was simply the last 26 miles out of 1,260 miles I ran.

Fitness Forecast 2013

4 comments:

Tina Honerkamp said...

I love this post! Thanks so much for sharing about strength training. I'm struggling with doing strength training on a regular basis, but I know I need to. I just love running so much I really miss it on my off days. Do you do strength training at the gym and how long to you usually work out? Love you girl!

Lauren said...

Chicago marathon would be awesome!!

I need to do more strength training too. I have been doing yoga, but I think I need to do more core/glute work. It is better prevenative care to make sure the injuries stay away from running!

KW said...

Great post and I may try to join you in Chicago. Who knows.

But check this post out on a different point of view when it comes to things like strength training.
http://www.therunnerbeans.co.uk/2014/02/how-to-prevent-injury-when-marathon.html

I know I was doing fine with just running and I was hurt doing other stuff, because I thought I needed it. I'm not saying I'm stopping. I'm just saying it's a different perspective.

Cintia Listenbee said...

@Tina Hey Tina! I do it either in the gym or at home. I just do it til I finish what the trainer prescribed :)
@Lauren Yes, if I can get it, it would be awesome! If not, there's always Houston and Sugar Land :)
@ KW Hey girl! Interesting article indeed! I'm glad you are finding some different perspectives and answers.