Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Getting into the swing of things

On April 26, I will begin the official 24-week training program for the 3-day walk. The program assumes that you can do a 3 mile walk in one hour with no difficulty. I'm pretty sure that I can do this already. But it's probably no surprise to anyone who knows me that exercise is not a major part of my life. So to be certain that I'm ready to train, and to get myself into a training state of mind, I need to start now.

With juggling a full time job, family activities, and big time commitments to my hobby in the next month, I think it's going to be a challenge. I am going to have to find time to train either in the morning hours before work (ugh - I'm SO not a morning person!) or in the evenings after all the outside commitments are done. It's not really an option for me to take a break at work in the middle of the day, and I can't easily shift my working hours to be earlier or later.

So, given this state of things, I've determined that my best bet is to schedule training time on the calendar. And then if I post my goals here, I'll be more likely to stick to them!

So, here goes:

Apr 1 - evening walk for 30-45 minutes (1.5-2 miles)
Apr 2 - driving out of state all day, unlikely to walk
Apr 3 - morning walk for 45 minutes or more (2+ miles)
Apr 4- morning walk for 45 minutes or more (2+ miles)
Apr 5 - driving home, unlikely to walk
Apr 6 - evening walk for 60 minutes (3 miles)
Apr 7 - evening commitments, no walking

Let's start with this and see how it goes. It's not "typical", because we'll be out of town for the long weekend. But it will be better than nothing.

Would love to hear from you... feel free to leave encouragement, challenges, fightin' words, etc., in the comments! :-)


  1. I'm not a morning person either, Jenny. I'm up at 4am every day for work already. (Yes, there's irony there.) The idea of getting up earlier? Not appealing. But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right? ;) I like your idea of posting your goals. I might have to steal that one. Are you going to post what you did compared to the goals? Good luck juggling it all! I know you'll find a way!
    - Cat (Fat Girl Walkin')