Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 Wrap up. Big Plans for 2010!

Nov 2008

2009 was good to me.  I made a commitment for what I hope is a lifelong change to take better care of myself.  It started on Dec 26 of 2008 and I'm happy to say I'm still going strong a year later.  No need to rehash everything for you.  It's all here in the blog if you care to read it.  Weight loss, Marathon, Korea, it's all there.  I do feel that it's a good time restate my goals, re-evaluate where I am, and where I'm going.

Back in October I set some short term and long Term Goals.  Lets see how I'm doing:

Short term goals:
1. Compete in a half marathon before the end of the year and finish in under 2 hours. 

PASS!  I Completed the Saber Run Half Marathon in 1:47.

2. Get my weight down to 190 lbs and maintain it through the holidays to  Jan 1st. 

FAIL! Even though I have kept up a nice running/workout routine, I've managed to put on about 5 extra pounds during this holiday break.  This means that I'm about 20 Lbs above my lightest weight which was a week or so before the Air Force Marathon.  I'm not too worried. I'll simply re-state this goal and work harder.  It means that I'll have to shed about 25 pounds now but I know I'll make it.  My goal will be to get there before my next big race.

Long Term goals:
1. Finish a marathon in under 4 Hours. (I need to shave 24 minutes!)

ON TARGET: I have a great training group in Seoul Synergy and a great support system.  My plan is to run the Seoul Marathon in March and meet this goal.

2. Compete in a triathlon!  (This is a big one!  I don't even have a bike here.)
ON THE SCOPE: I will start training for this one in the spring of 2010.  I'm really looking forward to getting a road bike and enjoying the rides through the Korean countryside.  The swimming will be the biggest learning curve I believe.  Sure, I can swim, doing it correctly for a race will be totally new.  

Oh Yeah!  One other thing :)

My next post will be dedicated to a special sports event that I will be participating in soon.  I consider it a once in a lifetime experience. 

Thanks for stopping in,


1 comment:

  1. Congradulations on your acheived successes! Best of luck to you in the continuation of reaching your personal goals in this New Year.

    25 pounds! Yikes! My breathing gets laboured just thinking about it! Go Man Go! Take one for the team!
    I'll be sitting here eating my icecream and cheering you on the entire way ;)