I know many many people will surpass 10,000 fitness minutes this year, and I hope I do next year. Correction - I WILL exceed 10,000 minutes next year.
This year though, I'm tickled that I've hit this milestone today, the last day of 2010. What a great way to end my year.
It was cold and crisp and clear this morning, so I decided to head out to the golf course for one last run this year.
It was a fabulous day and I was so happy to be out on the trail again. I did my five minute walking warm-up, then took off doing my run 1 min./walk 1 min. It was so cold, it hurt to breathe at first, but that eased up eventually. I finished the 2 mile loop in 30 minutes. My best ever. Then, I did the unexpected. I sent Bill a text that I was going another 2 miles, and I'd be later than planned.
And I ran 2 more miles. I was only going to walk the loop, but I felt good, so did the 1:1 run/walk all the way through. This time I finished in 32 minutes, and I couldn't have been happier! It was that same bouncy, I can do ANYTHING feeling I had after the Jingle Bell run. Completely awesome!
When I got home, everyone was awake (they weren't when I left) and mostly ready for the day. I logged my run, and realized I was 49 minutes shy of breaking 10,000 fitness minutes. I could def. do that!
Mom volunteered to get dressed and go on a walk with me. WooHoo the family's going to help me break through! Kristan dressed as well, and we set out around the neighborhood.
The wind was howling around us, so rather than going my usual 3 mile route, we cut it short to 2 miles. 36 minutes down, 13 to go LOL
I rounded out my efforts with hip flexors, reverse crunches, lying leg raises, and back extensions. Nothing like a little ST to finish off the day, eh?
There. I've done it. The number seems incredible to me, although so many of you have so much more. I'm thrilled, not only with my own efforts, but also with my family helping me achieve this at the last.
Kristan has signed up for SP as well, and we've been going through the site, checking out the features and helping her learn how to use the trackers (she has some really yummy items on her SP provided menu LOL).
We're going to enjoy a small buffet-style dinner tonight with a few indulgences, and try to stay awake to see the new year in. Even if I'm not awake for it LOL I'm looking forward to 2011. Guess how I'm going to celebrate it tomorrow?
Happy New Year, everyone!!