Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fitness Challenge Report Card: April 2011

Interested in joining the Fitness Challenge? Please visit the Sign Up post for more information, including the challenge rules. You may leave a comment there or on this post if you'd like to join. Be sure to include your fitness miles goal in your comment.

So how did everyone do with their fitness challenge miles* this month?

*ONE fitness challenge miles = 1 mile walked or run for fitness OR = 15 minute increments of other exercise for fitness such as cardiovascular or strength training exercises.

I apologize for not having posted a mid month progress report this month. Blame the IRS.

I set my goal once again for 100 fitness miles and I ended the month at 113.6 fitness miles, which I'm pretty happy about. If you want to see what I did to keep moving all month long, you can see my April Workout Log.

I still haven't yet gone out for my first bike ride of the season. We've had a chilly spring so far and there are potholes everywhere from the brutal winter we had, so those have been my excuses. I'm determined, however, to get out on the road in May, for sure. I also need to swim more regularly because that triathlon is inching closer every day! eeek!

I'm going to bump up my goal to 115 fitness challenge miles for May.

How did you do with your fitness challenge goal for April?

What activities are you doing to keep moving?

I hope you all join me again next month! :)

Thank you all for participating. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know.


  1. Hey lady, did you see my email about my idea for what to do in NYC?? Jimmy Fallon tickets? Rockefeller center tour? Whaddya say???


  2. You did great this week. I understand waiting on bike riding. Our roads here don't look too swell right now, either. I had a better than expected month because I've really tried to ramp up some of my days. I have 110 fitness challenge miles this month! I'll stick mine at 85 fitness challenge miles this month. (I'd rather stay low just in case, but will work toward more.)

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  3. I was useless in April, but am going to try really hard starting tomorrow to get back on track! ATM it is pouring with rain, so I may have to wait on the weather before going for a walk :)

  4. I think that I'm going to attempt and join in on the fun of this one. I've been working out/running off and on since January but nothing consistent. And I would really like to focus on this in May so count me in. I've gotta ask though...what's a good number to set as a goal? I honestly have no idea but I think that I'll start with 50 and hope for the best :)

  5. I'm still finding it easier to not count fitness miles - it's just more time that I need to spend which = exercisefail! But I've kept with my plan to prep for my 5K by running/walking at a minimum of 3 times a week, and I'm also doing weights. Al in all, I'm satisfied. Plus, my BP is finally starting to come down.

    All was perfect until I tweaked my back somehow - I think I did it bowling on Saturday. So I skipped my run yesterday. Hoping I can get it in tonight after work, if my back cooperates. Otherwise, will just stretch & walk.

  6. Michelle... can't wait to see you in NYC!

    Brandy... check you out!!! Way to go!!! You must feel great!! :D I'm determined to get out on my bike soon. The weather is finally settling into spring temperatures.

    orannia... it'll be good to get into a pattern now before it gets too cold. I don't know how I'd get out and exercise every day in the winter if I didn't belong to a gym.

    samantha... Yay!! Welcome! :D
    I think 50 fitness miles is a good place to start, especially if you are mostly running. I don't know how long or how often your typical runs are, but you can always change it next month.

    Lori... I totally understand about not keeping a fitness mile count. It's often battle enough to get out there and exercise, let alone worry about keeping track of it all. And you are kicking butt with your path to running a 5K!! You should be proud of yourself. It's not an easy thing to do to start a running regime. Especially at our age. LOL Throwing in a walk and a good stretch session now and then is probably a really good strategy in general.

    I hope your back is better by now?

  7. Yes, the back is better, thanks. Still a little sore, but I was able to run by Monday. Skipped the weights, but will add them back in tonight when I go.

  8. That's good to hear, Lori! One of the hardest things for runners in general is to back off when we feel aches and pains. Good for you for pacing yourself in your recovery. :)


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