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Christmas 2014 and 2015 Goals

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Here I sit, watching for my body to get energy to go for a run. Not sure why I am so tired but I am excited to play with my new toys. It was my boyfriend's Christmas with his family and I got alot of fun gift like clothes, picture frames, and a subscription for a box of snacks to get mailed to me.

I must say my boyfriend's gift topped all the other generous gifts. He got me a Garmin watch. For those non-runners, it's a watch that tells me my pace, distance, calories burned and what time it is. I am really excited for it. I am curious if it will tell me how many calories burned during other exercise and it if it works on a treadmill.

I realize being supportive of my running, fitness and eating healthy is very important to me. Other guys in my life were not. They'd try me I shouldn't do it for whatever reason or try to sabotage me. It's huge for me that my boyfriend is supportive of my running. He went to my Turket Trot 5K and wants to do more. He got me a bike for my birthday in April. And, now the Garmin! The support means alot to me. I find it very ironic that I am at 205 and I was at 160ish with those other guys. It really makes me feel like I can get into shape.

On Friday, I met with a trainer about the potential of training. She was nice enough but I am still hesitate. While I was there, I learned they are having a January (new resolutions) promo where you can go to as many classes as you can stand for $30 for the entire month. Typically, each class is $10 so it's steal! I think I will be doing that maybe I will do personal training in February if it is still a want in my life. I think the group exercise class which I was assured is never bigger than 8 people would help me getting stronger, inside and out!

With all this, I have some goals for January and 2015 forming...

Work out 4-5 times a week.
Take group exercises - TRX and Kettlebells - MWF
Run T/Th/Sun

Run a race every month of the year
Lose weight - down to 180 from 205

They are simple goals but hopefully get to who I want to me!
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    Happy for you. Merry Christmas, dear.
    2106 days ago
    Good job, Savannah! So glad that Chris is supportive of your running. That's awesome. Happy for you!

    2109 days ago
    Bear in mind that any calorie burn numbers are estimates, and there is a marketing incentive for fitness companies to over-estimate. Translation: You shouldn't eat as much extra as the calorie burn numbers indicate.

    One thing I've noticed is that my Garmin reports lower calorie burn numbers when I have the heart rate monitor connected than when I don't, on runs of similar length and pace. I infer that the estimates from pace are like, "Oh, wow! He's moving fast!" But then when you add the heart rate data, it's like, "Huh. He isn't really working that hard."

    THBS, I love being able to monitor pace, and laps, and see what my heart rate did at during the run, and how pace and heart rate correlate with hills. I'm not sure how much training value I get out of that, but it is entertaining.

    I wish you well with your goals. Running a race every month is a goal I've seen other runners espouse, though I've never done it. Come to think of it, I have a 4 month streak of that going on right now, plus I'm registered for a race in January. I'll have to think about adopting that goal myself.
    2109 days ago
    Excellent goals! Enjoy your Garmin :-)
    2109 days ago
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