I said in 2016 that it was not a good year for me. Clearly, 2016 Jonathon had no idea how bad things could get in 2017. I blame Past Jonathon for a lot of things…
Since I started tracking my workouts 2017 has, by far, been the worst year for me. I think I am on track in 2018, my recovery time has been longer than I thought and professional duties/responsibilities have taken up more time than I expected (the story of everyone’s life, right?) But, I think this year will be better. I’m off to a good start.
2016 was not a good year for me. I did not have anywhere near the pool or running time that I had in 2015. 2017 is off to an even worse start (more like middle now…) Life transitions can be hard on your routine and a new living space and a new job have both wrecked my workout schedule. This has been compounded by me having difficulties in finding the motivation to workout consistently.
These are areas I’ve identified for improvement…
Anyway here is my working out broken down by month for 2016. Miles are for distance ran and yards are for how much I swam.
I’ve been working out regularly since 2008 or ’09. It’s been a combination or mix of swimming, running, cycling, weightlifting, and workout videos. I didn’t start keeping track of my workouts though until last year. I know there are watches, apps, sensor bands, and more to help people keep track of healthy they are being. I don’t have any of those though. I kept track by planning out my runs on Google Maps and then writing down my workouts in my planner. Last year the majority of my working out took place in the pool or on the sidewalk. I didn’t get any cycling in; I hope to rectify that this year.
This low-tech, simple tracking method means that I know how many miles I ran but it doesn’t tell me how long it took and I don’t know exactly how much I swam. I do know that every swim workout was between 2600 and 3000 yards, so I averaged my workouts to 2800 yards. Not perfect but a good estimation.
I was hoping to run a half marathon in 2015 and began seriously training for a November run at the end of August. A vacation in October and a foot injury a week before race day meant that it didn’t happen. Hopefully this year!
With that here is what my workout totals looked like in 2015: