Monday, January 09, 2012

No winner, no winner, no chicken dinner

I was hoping to win a fitness award at work for the most hours of "other activities" logged in 2011. Wasn't even close. 3rd place winner had 350 hours logged; I had 310. So my additional goal for 2012 is to average at least 1 hour per day in "other activities" - which for me right now include yoga, weight lifting, calisthenics, and elliptical HIIT. So far so good with 12 hours logged in 9 days!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

New Years MMXII

Gee, I'm not sure I would have known it was New Year's if all 542 of my Facebook friends hadn't posted about it...

Bought myself a new Polar heart rate monitor! I have to recalibrate it though...apparently doing the calibration and then going for a 5 mile run the day after a lifting+HIIT session, and right after having drank a cup of coffee, makes it think I am working at 92% of my maximum heart rate while comfortably running a 10:32 minute mile pace. I also ordered the flowlink USB connector so I can upload my data files directly to the polar website; that should be here on Thursday.

We spent last night with M's extended family, in typical fashion. Might get together with some friends tonight. I have my 2-hour New Year's yoga class in 35 minutes. VT bowl game on Tuesday night!

2012 fitness goals:
Run a half-marathon. Don't die. (Distance record is 9.3 miles)
Run a 10K in under 1:00:00. (Currently 1:03:08)
Do an unassisted pull-up for the first time since 6th grade gym class. (Working negatives right now)
Do 75 consecutive pushups. (Currently at 52 in 5 sets)
Squat/deadlift 150lbs. (Currently at 105lbs)