My running group met this morning to talk about our fitness goals for this year. Each of us wants to maintain or better the shape that we are in…me included.
One of my goals is to be able to run a 5k without stopping by the end of the year. Considering I just had a baby 6 weeks ago, I think that is a pretty good goal. I used to be able to do that, no problem, but with no exercise since the end of May, I am really in need of improving my fitness level.
I am planning on doing a group training session 2x per week with some of the running girls. Also, I am planning to walk 2x per week with a different couple of girls in the group. I have to do something that keeps the baby out of the Y’s daycare as I don’t want her to get sick from being around all of the other children. Our Y has a stroller that we can use around the track. Right now I carry her in a sling or if there isn’t anyone else on the track, leave her sleep in her car seat while we watch her as we go around the track. There is clear plexiglass, so I can see her at all times.
I still have 13 pounds to lose from this pregnancy. I have done pretty well so far, but the holiday treats have really stalled my progress.
It is nice that it is the beginning of the year and I will be able to track my progress to hold myself accountable.
With this plan, I will get 4-5 days a week of strength training and aerobic conditioning. Hopefully by the time the weather gets warmer, I will be able to get outside with the jogging stroller that my running friends gifted to me. My goal is to start jogging when we are able to get outside. I think that would be April at the earliest. That gives me January, February, and March to get into better shape aerobically and strength wise before even attempting to run anywhere.
What are your fitness goals for 2013?