Quote of the month:
I always loved running .. it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
I’m very pleased with the results of January.
- I may have missed 4 workouts but I did twice as much as in December.
- I’m a bit behind on my yearly mileage goal but not worried, I’ll catch up on that.
- I’ve run triple as much as in January last year and there was only one month last year (July) where I ran more than this month.
- I still love my training plan for my half marathon.
- I didn’t take as much long walks with Bella as I had planned, going to work on that in February.
Running: 13 times. Done: 11 (missed on in week 1 and last Saturday).
Pilates: 3 times. Done: 2 (missed one because teacher was ill).
Strength training: 4 times. Done: 3 (missed one because I was tired).
Running: 13 times.
Pilates: 3 times.
Strength training: 3 times.
Number and time of workouts in January: 16 workouts, total time 12 hours and 32 minutes.
Goal kilometres/miles in 2011: 1011 K / 628 miles
Goal January: 85 K / 52 miles
Total January: 71.9 K / 44.7 miles
Goal February: 85 K / 52 miles
Total till 01/31: 71.9 K / 44.7 miles
Total running time: 8 hours 48 minutes
Still to run to reach yearly goal: 939.1 K / 583.5 miles
Personal records I want to achieve:
Run a 5K < 32 minutes
Run a 10K < 1.08
February 11, Bloggers Healthy Heart Weekend (hosted by Lori from Finding Radiance)
April 25, Half marathon of Utrecht
May 15, Marikenloop Nijmegen, 10K
October 2, Singelloop Breda, 15K, with Amy.
Pilates and Weight training
Go as much as possible to Pilates once a week and do a weight training once a week.
January (4 weeks): Weights: 3. Pilates: 2.
Goal is to walk at least 1 time a day 30 minutes with Bella. It’s good for me and it’s good for her as she needs to build muscles.
January: 13 out of 31 days. We can do better on this one.
Take a long walk once a month in a forest or nature reservation somewhere in Holland with Bella.
January 10th, 45 minute forest walk.
Weight Challenge January 2011
Starting weight: 89.2 kg (196.6 lbs).
First target weight: 73 kg (161 lbs).
Final target weight: 70 kg (154 lbs).
Weight on January 1stt: 78.8 kg (173.7lbs)
Weight on February 1st: 78.4 kg (172.8 lbs)
This months result: -0.4 kg (-0.8lbs)
Total loss: – 10.8 kg (-23.8 lbs)
Fat percentage: 40.8 (last month 40.6)
Muscles percentage: 30.2 (last month 30.1)
BMI: 26.2 (last month 26.3)
I’m happy with this months result. Because the weight of January 1st was written down on December 30th. After that it was New Year’s Eve weekend and I’ve gained in that week up till 79.6 kg (weight on January 6th). Basically if you look at it that way I’ve lost 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs) in January.
I’m going to continue to eat what’s good for my body in combination with running. And I’m still convinced that I will lose weight this year if I stick to my running plans/schedule for this year. Again weight loss isn’t my priority right now but it would be nice if I lost some more this year.