Sunday, March 22, 2009

Running plans

Greg and I have decided this is the year we are finally going to break through and lead healthier lives. We have said this in the past but this time we've really stuck with it since January. This is pretty impressive since most people do not stick with their New Year's resolutions beyond Valentine's Day. We are more than a month past that and still going strong. The key driver for this has been that we have set some goals for ourselves for the year. We are planning on running in a few races over the coming months.

May - The Flying Pig 5k & Redlegs 5k
June - Sunburst 5k or 10k
July - Cincinnati Duathlon
October -Reggae run & Indianapolis half marathon
November - Cincinnati Turkey Trot

We have set some pretty high goals, but without goals you are not working towards anything and will not get any joy out of the exercising. I think this can apply to other areas of life as well.

Today we introduced some biking into our routine to help us better prepare for the duathlon. We rode 5 miles around the Lunken Airport in Cincinnati. We found the ride to be very invigorating. It is amazing to see how far we have come with our fitness level in a couple of months since the last time we went bike riding we were out of breath very quickly. We did this biking in addition to taking April for a nice walk this morning and followed it up with a 2 mile run.

We are really on our way now and we love it! Here is to a continued happy & healthy 2009.

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