Training Tuesday: Developing a Daily Routine

If I’m going to get things done, I need a routine. This is especially true for me related to exercise, diet, and basic fitness. I could go 100 days of the exact same routine with the exact same food and activities. But if on day 17 the routine is fiddled with, I’m off the rails and there’s little hope that’ll get back on for at least a few days.

So I have to build a routine to keep my exercise plan on track.

One of the tools I’m going to use is the7 MWC as a daily morning workout. Every day, whether there’s a run workout or not.

At a minimum, I’ll have seven minutes of exercise daily. It’ll be strength and cardio, so that will help in my woefully underdeveloped biceps/triceps/pectoral muscle groups.

Maybe.

Probably not, but still…Every little bit, right?

2015: It’s Going to Be a Big Year

We’re getting to the end of 2014…And the beginning of 2015.

2015 is going to be big on changes and challenges for me.

In January I’ll be moving to a new job. It’s a promotion and an hour-long commute (each way), but I’m very excited. One of the challenges will be finding making! time to run when the biggest part of my day is sandwiched between two hour-long drives. The advantage is that there are some sweet trails between the new workplace and home and I’ll be able to occasionally hit them up.

I’m going to make it work, though, because I’m committed to 2015 being a breakout year in my fitness life.

I’ve been doing a lot of plotting for the next 12 months in my fitness journey. Even though the last 6 months have seen some pretty amazing gains (losses, actually!), I’m planning for some real breakthroughs in the new year.

This is what my 2015 goals look like (at the moment…):

A lot of running:

  • Two (three?) half marathons
    • Flying Pirate (April)
    • Marine Corps (September)
    • Southern Fried (November?)
  • Marathon?
    • Outer Banks (November?)

More yoga and meditation: Twice-weekly yoga practice

Bigger focus on weight-loss goals: Get to 160 pounds by December (that’s a loss of 28ish pounds from my current 188).

Keep in mind that this is just an outline and while I have a pretty fleshed-out running training plan, I really don’t have much of a plan for everything else.