Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! I’m hosting check-ins from April through June 2016, and you’ll find the check-ins every Friday right here.
I only use the linky for the monthly Commit to Exercise posts, so please use the comment section below for your check-in. You can leave a link to your own weekly check-in blog post or any social media site in the comment section. Or if you prefer, use the comment section as your own weekly check-in space.
Also, if you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com.
The June Virtual 5k and 10k Race Series + 1 mile Fun Run finish line (for after you complete the “race”)
#FitReaders information page
Important News: Did you miss a month finishing your Virtual 5k or 10k Race or your 1 mile Fun Run? Did you recently join #FitReaders? Here’s your chance to make up those races! From now until the end of the year, you can count two races each month towards completing the race series. The first 1 mile, 5k, or 10k will be counted for the month it is completed, and the second 1 mile, 5k, or 10k can be used as a “make up” for a missed month. Just be sure to log in the comments of the finish line linky page which month the make up race is for. Questions? let me know.
GOOD NEWS! My calves and achilles are showing improvement this week. I was even able to walk a 5k on Tuesday. While my speed has slowed considerably, I am making sure to stop and stretch while walking, and also stretch after I’m done. Additionally, I got a new insert in my shoes that should help with the rolling of my foot back and forth, and therefore, improve my achilles tendonitis. I’m feeling better about my walking. I also am down a pound, and maybe, finally getting rid of some of that extra weight I put on in February.
One small accomplishment – I’ve met my daily step goal (10,000 steps) every day since May 14 – so over one month! And I’ve only missed 2 days since April 9th. I am going to try to hit 10,000 steps for all of June, but a 2-day car trip at the end of the month may derail that.
Friday: two walks totaling 25 minutes, 10,530 steps/day
Saturday: one walk totaling 39 minutes, 12,830 steps/day
Sunday: one walk totaling 32 minutes, 11,722 steps/day
Monday: one walk totaling 32 minutes, 11,161 steps/day
Tuesday: one walk totaling 48 minutes (5k), 12,415 steps/day
Wednesday: two walks totaling 45 minutes, 13,658 steps/day
Thursday: 50 minutes Body Flow + one walk totaling 42 minutes, 12,000+ steps/day
* I track two different goals. The first goal is a timed duration of exercise – moving with the intent to raise my heart rate and get in some cardiovascular work. This is what I’m mean when I say “45 minutes walking.” The second goal is total daily steps. This is from my Fitbit, which measures all steps from 12:00AM – 11:59PM, exercise included.
How was your week? What were you successes? What were your challenges? Be sure to stop over at Felicia the Geeky Blogger blog to check in with her.