Thursday, August 13, 2009

425 To Go!

Ever since I started training last year for the race, I've been tracking my training data every day. And once I started tracking, it was natural to set some goals each month.

I track obvious things like total miles for the month (running, walking, biking, elliptical) and number of crunches. But I also track things like stairs walked up, calories burned and lunges/squats.

A few months ago, I started tracking Jumping Jacks. Yes, that oldie but goldie exercise that we all hated in grammar school!

It's still a really good exercise, and one of those that when I haven't done in a while, is really tough when I start them back up again.

This month's goal is 500! But so far I've only done 75! Ummmm, let's do the math ... 19 exercise days left in the month, 425 to go ... hey, that's only 22 a day ... piece of cake ... I mean piece of broccoli!

Try some JJs today yourself! How many can you get done before August is over?


Chris said...

Interesting, jumping jacks ehh...hmmm, maybe I'll give them a shot! Another good way to warm up as well.

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who sees the value in collecting data! I've got 7 data points on my spreadsheet that I collect month to month and then I have the totals roll up to a yearly sheet. It has paid off at times when I need a good reference to months where I was able to lose weight, or looking to increase mileage safely...

Like they say in my business, "In God we trust, everyone else bring data!"

Princess Fee said...

Jumping Jacks sound great!! I am going to have to try more of them!! Good luck with the 425 - you can do it!!!

Amanda said...

You're right jumping jacks are good. I use them as a warm up before strength training. I don't know how many I've been doing though. I track miles and what strength training I've done when, but that's about it. Sounds like you do a much better job keeping track of things-keep it up!

DisHippy said...

Hey there deb. Looks like you have a bit of work ahead of you. Just make sure and try to make part of it fun, then it won't seem like work. Good to see you are doing good. See ya. :)