Tuesday, January 9, 2018

...and we're off!

So it's been just a tad over a week since the New Year began and I'm doing alright on my challenge for the year (2,018 miles in 2018!). I've been doing more walking than running thanks to a wicked case of plantar fasciitis in my left foot, but that's okay because at least I'm doing some sort of movement and not stopping.

I also invested in one of these bad boys - the Fitbit Ionic:
I gave the Apple Watch a fair shot and while it was all-around convenient, it just wasn't what I wanted or needed when it came to my fitness goals. I needed something a little more cohesive and integrative, so the Fitbit Ionic was the choice for me. It marries the features I liked from the Apple Watch with the functionality of the Fitbit. It's amazing and I love it so far! And, to boot, the battery lasts 4x longer on the Fitbit Ionic than it does on the Apple Watch. Score!

Along with the Fitbit, I also grabbed the Milestone Footpod:
The Milestone Footpod clips to your shoe and gives you running analytics - such as cadence, stride, pace, gait, etc. Everything is accessible in the app for easy evaluation. I got it for when I'm stuck running on the treadmill, as it differentiates and is able to help you improve even your indoor running.

I'm hoping with some of these tools that I can really up my running game this year. It's my goal to be ready for a half marathon by 2019 and at least make some sort of progress with my weight. I'm working on eating better and being a bit more intuitive when it comes to when I'm actually hungry or just stressed/bored. 

Current solo mileage as of 1/9/18: 23 miles
Current team mileage as of 1/9/18:  32.56 miles

Monday, January 1, 2018

2018...You're My Bitch.

What better time to restart my blog than on January 1st?

For this new year, I have decided to really jump out of my comfort zone and join the Run the Edge challenge to run 2,018 miles in (you guessed it) 2018! Part of me is super pumped to confront this challenge head-on and another part of me is sitting on the sofa in my jammies asking myself, "so...are you serious?"

Well yeah. I sure am.

This year will be the year I finally get my health and fitness back on track. Now, I realize that most people make resolutions like this at the beginning of the year, but I feel like I have no choice in the matter. Running has always been kind of a passion of mine, but to be perfectly honest with you (and myself), I have been rather lazy about following through.

I have, however, been educating myself and researching in preparation for this new journey. I want to avoid common runner mistakes and definitely avoid injury as much as I can. It's not easy to be overweight and taking on running as a new(ish) hobby.

So, without further adieu...I did a long walk tonight just to ease into the mileage. That, and my mom as with me and she doesn't run. This brings my total mileage so far to 2.64 miles. I'm hoping this week will bring higher numbers!

All in all, thanks for coming along on this little journey with me. I'll try not to make it too boring or lame, but I make no promises.