.. till you make it.
Still generally bummed about how things wound up, nor do I have any real ideas about how I plan to proceed in the long term. I swore if I injured myself training for 2012 I’d defer to 2013, but lacking real info from NYRR plus my own current ambivalence I’m not committing to it or anything else yet. But I am going with the keep moving forward or die mentality and hopefully everything will sync up eventually.
So for now I’ve decided to go back to a mix of old and new routines. During the week, I aim to hit the gym 3 nights a week and am doing some indoor cardio, generally avoiding the treadmill, followed by some weights. On Sunday mornings I planning to do a ‘long’ run, of about an hour or so for a more cardio based work-out (and also I am addicted to the calorie burn of running these days if anything).
I’m also doing a bit more ‘running’ on off days. The dog needs some exercise and I’m trying her on C25K. We’ll see how far we get before she bites me ;). I don’t think she was particularly pleased with her first session on Saturday. We’ll see how tonight goes (I’m writing this Tuesday mid-day). Unfortunately, the weather is getting cold now, but if the opportunity for something fun comes up, I’m also not going to worry about the marathon right now.
I also updated my targets and goals in the weight loss front. I finally settled on a final phase end goal weight of 160 lbs. I had gotten close to this number over the summer, and it felt like a good end point. It puts me firmly inside the BMI range, even if I bounce up a little. It felt achievable at the time (before the super-long distance running/eating and San Fran trip kicked in). I also put the goal back to 1 pound a week (I had reduced it given the realities of long runs).
I started this on the Saturday after the cancellation. It’s my plan for the rest of the year and to survive the holidays. Honestly, I could probably use a routine shake-up anyway after all that running (173 hours worth, or yes, I spent entire 7 days of the last 52 weeks running). I probably won’t make the weight goal by year end, but should be a lot closer. I hope to have the answers for the long term by New Year and then can decide how to proceed. And the new fitness regime should be able to pivot to whatever that winds up being.