Thursday, January 14, 2010

First Week of the New Year!!

Well, I had made a decision coming into the New Year that I would restart my running routine. This week has just started, but am well on my way. I ran 3 miles on Tuesday and 4 miles today. In addition, Monday I added 35 minutes of core training. This I'm going to switch up by doing the Core Workouts and the Ab-Ripper included in the P90x routine. My wife is doing the whole routine for her jump back into fitness. I enjoy running too much and don't have enough time to do both the running and P90x, so Ill just adjust the core workout instead.

As for plans for the upcoming year, I have tenatively planned on running a half marathon in Kalamazoo, Michigan in April, a half in March located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a half in June in Charlevoix, Michigan. Then in July, I will probably run either a 5 or 15k in the National Cherry Festival. Those are just the races to get me going when the full swing starts. Ultimately, I hope to run the Grand Rapids Marathon in October. (that's the plan) After I accomplish this, I will start looking at running the bigger venue events such as Detroit, Chicago or New York. Grand Rapids is a very flat race, and Ill likely need all the help I can get. (nothing like a hill at mile 20 to throw you a curve)

Nutrition wise, I'm watching more of what I'm eating least more then I was! In the two month period off, I gained about 8-10 pounds. This was to be expected, and its also winter up here. I hope by Marathon time to be in the high 160's to low 170's. That may end up being a little on the skinny side, but well see where it ends up.

I think that's it for now. Ill post about once a week from now on. Now that I've jumped on the exercise bandwagon, its going too fast to jump off now!


  1. I'm going to have to say "STICK TO THE 170's, babe!!" NO WAY on the 160's. Tooooo skinny. 170's will be bordering on that so WTF?!? : P Love youuuu! xoxoxo

  2. Look forward to seeing you at the FINISH LINE in Grand Rapids this fall!

    Don Kern
    Race Director