This is my version of Road to Fitness for Summer 2013. As always, my goal is to eat, to eat all the food I like, to eat a lot, to eat without guilt. This goal (and image, in fact) has inspired me numerous times in my fitness endeavors. This summer will be different. I’m good as a fresh graduate from my University soon, officially in the end of April, and I want to prepare a fitness regimen that would hopefully suit my future working schedule.
What are my ultimate fitness goals?
01 – Run a half marathon (21k).
I’m not sure if I want to go beyond 21k. I think I just want to run long enough without destroying my body because I don’t know how far my body can actually endure. In fact, I’ll be happy to maintain a 10k distance as I see many adults being capable of it.
02 – Swim for an hour in the ocean.
Now that I’ve started swimming intensely, I think I would like to keep it in my routines. For the first time yesterday, I was able to reach 1000 meters in our 8-meter pool. Maybe I can try a longer pool in some club next time but for now, this is what I have. My ultimate peg is a triathlete. I keep thinking how they can endure swimming in salt water, thus, the ultimate fitness goal. I have no idea what one hour feels like in the ocean so that goal is quite baseless. I shall keep it at that for now. On a side note, I finally have a last resort to my contact lenses and glasses. I have optical goggles! My eyes are protected and I’m not blind! I would have wanted each goggle to have a different grade but it was more expensive by 50% so I chose the lower grade. Not bad for an awesome product, Speedo!
03 – Maintain flexibility
Despite my tight hamstrings, I was able to maintain a bit of flexibility after 11 years of dancing ballet. I’ve recently been conscious of getting back this flexibility and I’m hoping I can do something to aid it. Maybe I should go back to yoga and have a different perspective so the stillness won’t be painful. With my new activities, yoga has been proven to be a good complement.
The Industrial Engineer inside me knows full well that I need to set feasible targets this summer.
- Jog 30-60 minutes 2-3 times a week.
- Swim 30-60 minutes 2-3 times a week.
- Split and butterfly with less pain! ACK!
This is my road to fitness! Let’s do this!!!!! Any tips?
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