There used to be a time when every Sunday I would separate myself from my family, take my laptop somewhere quiet and type up a recap and plan of my fitness/exercise/running for my blog.
During that time I was at the fittest I had ever been in my life. If someone said to me:
“Hey! Let’s run a half marathon next weekend…”
I could just do that – I wouldn’t need to train because I was already fit. I ran half marathons, I ran a marathon, I even completed a half Iron Man! Boy was I fit!
Then, at some point I realized that no one had any interest in reading my recaps, so I got away from writing them. While I was completely right that no one was interested, what I didn’t realize when I stopped was that those recaps posts had been motivating ME to be active. They kept ME accountable.
It’s been several years since I shared a fitness recap post, but it’s time for me to start doing this again. I see how much happier I am (and how much more pleasant I am to be around) when I’m active on a regular basis. I can also focus better at work, I get more done in general, I sleep better, and well, the list of benefits from being active goes on and on.
So here I am, sharing my first recap post in years.
This is what my week looked like:
- Tuesday: Ran 5.5k with J before work (avg. pace: 7:36/km)
- Thursday: Ran 7k with J before work (avg. pace: 7:21/km)
- Saturday: Ran 5k by myself before breakfast (avg. pace: 7:13/km)
The Nike Run Club app even gave me an achievement award:
Thanks Nike, I’m hoping to go for a run in the morning to make it 4 runs this week!
Next week’s plan:
- Monday: 10 min core workout
- Tuesday: Run 5 or 6k
- Wednesday: 10 min core workout
- Thursday: Run 5 or 6k
- Friday: 10 min core workout
- Saturday: Kettlebell workout
- Sunday: Rest
So there you have it folks, my first recap and plan post in years. I really need this accountability to get fit again (I want to be fit by my 45th birthday next summer). Fitby45 aside, I also know how important being active is to my overall mental health, so I’m looking forward to sharing a recap and another plan with you next week – stay tuned!
Question: Do you share a plan and a recap for your fitness too?
If so, I would love to follow your journey!