I know I know. Everyone did this two weeks ago. Kind of like my life these days. Always a day late and a dollar short. But – as an exercise in accountability – I’m going to roll the clock back two weeks and check to see where I am with my 2010 goals.
Goal #1: Drop 30 pounds and change the name of my blog by 12/31/2010
Big fail so far. I started the year at 222 pounds, dropped to 216 for the L.A. Marathon in late March, then ballooned back up to 228 by late June. I’ve dropped three pounds in the last two weeks, but I’ve really got to get cranking if I hope to make this happen. Yes Wadia. I know what needs to be done. I just need a HTFU kick to get it done. It will happen….
Goal #2: Run 1250 miles and row 500,000 meters (310 miles)
I’ll break this down into two pieces.
Running – I’m right on track. 685 miles as of 7/1/2010. And that includes all of the inconsistency following the L.A. Marathon. My last two months are above 100 miles, and I feel like I’m getting back into the swing of things.
Rowing – FAIL. To hit my goal, I was going to need to row 10kms a week. As of the end of June, I was at 163,000 meters – or less than a third of goal. And – I’m rowing less now as my running miles are ratcheting up. I’m still going to row – but the original goal seems to be unattainable at this point.
Goal #3: PR at 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distances
This one shocked me. I’ve already set two PRs this year! 5K (Temecula Challenge) and Half Marathon (Surf City). I had no idea! At some point I guess I’ll need to run a 10K. There are a couple that are among my favs that come along toward the end of the year that I’ll use as an attempt at a PR.
Goal #4: KEEP IT FUN!!!!
I had my doubts a few weeks back. But I did what I said and mixed it up a little. Added trails to the mix. I think I have a new lease on my running life.
As a final note – I want to thank everyone who commented yesterday about weight loss and training. You are all right about ramping up miles and ramping down calories. I tried once before my first marathon and it was a *disaster* on all fronts. What I’m doing this time is a little different though. The goal is weight loss. Not a PR. So – I’ll ramp up my miles, ramp down the calories, and then be absolutely ecstatic at finishing a 19 mile trail race in 5 plus hours. Or running a 20 mile long run in 4 and a half hours. That’s why there aren’t any marathons in my short term plans. Or even halves. Heck – the only reason I’m running San Francisco is to pick up a jacket and some cool bling. PR? Probably not. Dinner and fun with friends next weekend? Definitely! Just all part of keeping it fun!
Oh – and for those of you who don’t think that ramping the miles up and the calories down is doable – follow my pal WadiaSoft. He’s averaging 39 miles and 2 pounds loss a week. Pretty amazing.