For those who read my November Tally post, you know that I said I was ready to stop pouting about my cranky knee and start getting active again. We're one weekend into the new month, let's see how it's going so far.
I set a swimming goal of 8000yds this month. That breaks down to ~2000 yds per week. Or 10 swims of 800yds each (which seems doable) or 8 swims of 1000 yds each (which seems less doable based on my current swim habits).
So far I'm at 1600 against my goal, or 20%. Not bad! As long as I stay committed, I know I can achieve my swim goal. The hard part is finding those times that work with my schedule when the pool isn't being used for an aquatics class.
NOTE: I should mention that I find swimming laps to be incredibly boring, which is why I have a hard time staying in the water past 800 yds. I'm pondering some sort of waterproof mp3 system that allows me to listen to music while I swim. If any of you have experiences, good or bad with this, I'd really appreciate hearing about it.
I also set a walking goal of 30miles. That breaks down to 15 walks up and down the hill (2mi route) with my dogs. Or maybe 9 walks with the dogs and 3 longer walks of 4 miles. It's aggressive, but also doable.
So far I'm at 6 miles against my goal, also 20%. Nice! This one requires more time investment, but it's easy to do from home. And as an aside, I only count intentional fitness walking, not the walking that I do from the parking lot to my office, up and down the stairs at work, etc.
One last item worth commenting on. I originally added yoga to my list of goals for December, but later crossed it off my list. The truth is, I'm really not committed to doing yoga right now. Plus I find that many of the postures bother my knee right now. I'll revisit this in Jan or Feb.
How's the new month coming along for the rest of you?