Jan 012012

Last year, I planned on training for the Ironman and did a pretty good job with my training regimen.  I managed to train week up until my birthday in the middle of March.  As with all New Year’s Resolutions, some stick while others do not.  This year, I plan on staying physically fit throughout the year.  I have another big goal with my social media business, Welborn Social Media, which will hinder me from my full-on training for the Ironman.

My ultimate goal is to complete the Ironman, but I don’t think 2012 will be the year for that.  Perhaps next year it will be.  This year, I’d like to try and do one activity designed to promote my physical health every day.  One of the biggest deterrents from running was the feeling that I was doing some major damage to my knees.  Even today, months after my brother and I did our first marathon I can still feel the impact it left on my knees.

My first mission of the year is to develop an understanding of what a proper running technique is and to develop a proper playlist on my iPod so I can have some nice things to listen to while I’m training.

Would anyone like to share your New Year’s resolutions?

Have a great 2012!

Jan 072011

ZebI know, I know.  It’s January 7, how can I possibly be writing about my New Year’s Resolution.  I’m a chronic procrastinator. 

Hence, you might assume that my New Year’s Resolution would be to stop procrastinating.  You are wrong.  It’s a bunch of other things and here they are in no particular order.

  • Increase my running distance every week, until I am able to run 26 miles without stopping.
  • Increase my biking distance every week, until I am able to bike 112 miles without stopping.
  • Increase my swimming distance every week, until I am able to swim 2.4 miles without stopping. 
  • To not drink any alcohol in 2011.

These goals are all measurable.  Every Wednesday I plan on updating my process and every Wednesday for the entire year, I plan to improve my weekly distance for running, biking and swimming for 52 weeks out of the year.  Check on my progress and hold me accountable.  Most people don’t keep their New Year’s Resolution’s, do you think I am most people?  Let’s see how long I can last. 

I already posted my distances for the first week of the year, this past Wednesday, so if I am to keep my promise, I will need to swim more than 2.5 miles this week and run more than 9.8 miles.