GTD 2013: Q1

It took a lot of editing and re-editing not to call it “Q1 down the drain”, but I know Robby would brain me if I did that. :-)

I went off track with #GoTheDist last year when the weather got better. I naturally switched to walking home more which hurt my GTD goal (750 miles on the bike). I was at about 50% for the year (after a kickass 136% start to Q1) when I quit tracking there. But I just looked at my Map My Fitness totals and…. 682.9. 91.05%

I think if I’d realized I was so close I’d have pushed harder to find those miles.

But anyway, this year I flipped it. I made walking my primary goal and the bike secondary (translation: miles don’t count). Through January I’ve walked 16.28 miles and biked  58.89. Let’s see where that decision lands me. Right now I’m thinking I shouldn’t have switched up my main and alternate exercises.

#GoTheDist: Q1 Complete

with today’s workout complete, Q1 of the #GoTheDist challenge is as well

Q1 mileage:
January:
114.23 bike / 4.01 walking

February:
62.18 bike / 8.61 walking

March:
62.57 bike / 31.24 walking

Total:
238.98 bike . / 43.86 walking

Although only the ~239 miles counts for #GoTheDist, I’m very impressed with those totals. While it looks like I wasn’t any more active in March than I was in a (sick & traveling) February, it’s more that I walked home a lot more. Not as strenuous as the gym, but good activity and good for the head.

Thought about adjusting up my #GoTheDist goals but as the weather gets better, I’m morel likely to spend more time outside, so might not be as easy to hit my goals so I’ll keep it at 175, and re-evaluate in April or early May. Where on earth did this year go? In the interim, I’ve added goals. Beginning March 1 I recommitted to tracking (22/31 days. Infinitely better than the 0s the previous months) and this month I’ve committed to strength training. So we’ll see.

I also finished Tales from the Scale. Mixed feelings on it, but glad I read it