Hello hello! How is 2013 treating you so far? Did you make any resolutions this time around? Well, we’re two weeks in. I hope you’re still going strong with the flossing, eating veggies, being nice, exercising, etc.
Personally, I find it a little harder to stay motivated when it’s cold outside, but I can always count on a fresh [January] start to keep me moving. Of course, cold or not, I’m still running strong.
My total mileage for 2012 came out to 1300 miles on the dot! About a week before the end of the year, I calculated my mileage and found that I was exactly 14 miles away from 1300. That alone was enough to get my tush out the door during what was a frrrrrreezing cold week.
I didn’t set a mileage goal for 2012 or anything. Though I did set a goal to run a race, which I did!
I’ve been asked many times how I track my mileage. I know there are many ways to do so, but I just used good ol’ pen and paper.
One thing I want to do in 2013 is to be more in tune with my body when it comes to running. I want to start writing about my runs. Nothing in depth, just jotting down a few notes on how I feel, how my legs feel, my energy levels, what I used for on-the-run fuel, if I tried a new route, etc. I think it’ll help me be a better a runner.
I was asked by Glam and Welch’s to try out My Fitness Pal, a free app available for iPhone and Android phones, for 2 weeks and blog about my experience. I decided to use the app to record my workouts and write about my runs (I decided not to record what I ate using this app, but rather just focus on my workouts). However, if you are looking for an app to help you keep a food journal, I’d highly recommend it.
The app makes it easy to record your daily intake/activity and you can have it with you at all times (assuming you carry your phone with you everywhere).
Since I take my phone with me on my runs, I can jot down my thoughts immediately after before I forget about them. Though it’s not an app designed for running, so I will still add up my weekly + monthly mileage on pen and paper.
Hopefully the convenience of the app will help me stick with this goal long term!
Tell me: How do you track your workouts? Did you set any fitness goals for 2013?
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