though I guess I am exaggerating being that I lost .4 pounds which hardly qualifies as poundage. But hey, when the nice lady at Weight watchers said nice job as I got weighed in on Saturday morning I thought, I'll take it.
Remember my last post when I wrote about my year of running? I think that writing about that helped me re-assess my fitness goals. In reviewing my running journal to get the figures straight I could see how I slacked off on the running last June, July & August. I had good reason to in July & August, I had a bit of a health issue happening that prevented me from running & June was a month filled with one event after another. So yes I had good reasons not to be running but the point is as soon as I got back into it I noticed how I seemed slower & I was wondering why that was. After reviewing my exercise patterns it seems obvious now. I wasn't running as much, so of course I would get slower! Anyway, I've been running steadily again for the last few weeks and I am picking up the speed.
So now that I am back on track I think I do need to set some new goals. I think running 12-15 miles a week would be reasonable. I was proud that I was able to run 259.5 miles last year but when you average it out that is only about 5 miles per week. I did supplement my running with biking and walking and hiking, but I don't get my heart rate up as much and I never sweat as much. I feel that running gives me that extra edge I just don't get from the other exercise. So there it is, my new goal. Last week I ran a little over 12 miles so I've already begun.
Tomorrow I am going to talk about new weight loss goals.