Saturday, January 1, 2011
Happy New Year!
Looking backward at 2010, I can say very honestly that it was one of the most life-changing periods of my life. These changes were all chronicled here on this blog. A "clydesdale" is a cyclist or endurance athlete in excess of 200 pounds. I am well above that marker, yet I made dramatic improvements in my Clydesdale Project by losing weight, competing in many races, inspiring a few friends and family to join in and even, discovering that I can run!
And yet, I feel like I ended the year on a somewhat disappointing note. Though I had lost 50 pounds during a six month period, I chose to "relax" a bit and gained some back. Though I maintained great mileage on the bike this fall and began running consistently in December, I did not run much at all over the past two weeks.
I've lost some momentum and that is a tough way to roll across the finish line of December 31st.
Nonetheless, I am much stronger, lighter and more experienced than I was a year ago. I am committed to running a 10K later this month and a half-marathon in March! Beyond that however, I intend to use this year to work on consistency in my mileage and nutrition.
How will I do that? Well, that's a good question that I am trying to figure out. I think it will be consistent monthly mileage goals that will exceed 2010 numbers and some revised weight goals. I've been hit-and-miss and would like to be more consistent.
I welcome your suggestions as to how to bring my goals down to daily/weekly action steps.
UPDATE: Just did a 7.3 mile ride around my neighborhood loop. Very cold. Warmer tomorrow for a run.
Happy New Year everyone!