*NOTE: One fitness challenge mile = 1 mile walked or run for fitness OR a 15 minute increment of other exercise for fitness such as cardiovascular or strength training exercises.
So how did everyone do with their fitness challenge miles* this month?
I set my goal for 100 fitness miles and came in at 96.1 miles. I spent most of my workout hours in spin class and strength training, followed by boot camp and kickboxing. I knew meeting my goal this month was going to be a challenge because February is a short month and I knew ahead of time that I was going to miss a few days in the beginning of the month. Yet I ended up coming much, much closer to my goal than I expected, so I'm still pretty pleased.
I'm even more pleased to be ending the month on really high note because I ran a 5K Race [3.1 miles] yesterday and ran my all time personal best! :D
|Almost at the finish line.|
I hadn't spotted my husband yet, otherwise I would have smiled. :)
Jan. 1, 2010 5K Race results: 34:51 11:19 min/mile pace
Feb. 27, 2011 5K Race results: 30:44.60 9:54 min/mile pace
That's over four minutes off my time from last year! I'm SO thrilled with this time. As if it isn't obvious, right? ;) I totally surprised myself yesterday. I set that 5K in 31 minutes goal and hoped I would come close, but didn't think I'd quite make it because I haven't run better than an average 10:17 min/mile pace before.
But I DID it!
|I'm looking for the official race results.|
I'm anxious to know if I broke a 10:00 min mile pace!
Thank you to those of you who cheered me on yesterday when I posted about the race on twitter and facebook. I appreciate your support and enthusiasm. :)
This race was originally scheduled for January 1, 2011 but had been cancelled and rescheduled twice since due to snow and ice conditions. I'm so glad it finally took place yesterday and the weather was perfect. Overcast, but temperatures were upwards of 50 F [10 C].
I'm going to set my fitness challenge goal at 100 fitness miles again for March. :)
How did you do with your fitness challenge goal for February?
Did you have trouble meeting your goal?
If so, what were some of your obstacles?
Time? Motivation? Illness?
I hope you all join me again for March! :)
Please include your new fitness miles goal in the comments.
Thank you all for participating. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know.
Exercising minds want to know....
Do you own a jump rope?
[*Playstation Move workout]