Happy New Year

What I've done in 2008:

1. Played Rock Band (if you don't have an xbox 360, get one just for this game)
2. Slept
3.Fed and medicated cat
4. Couch to 5K Week 6 Day 1 (using the advanced workout feature on my Garmin!)
5. ~15 min of ab work
6. Posting this whilst watching college football

So for a person who usually is in bed by 10:30 pm, 11 if I've slept in, staying up until almost 2 am playing Rock Band at a friends house was not how I thought I'd spend my New Year's Eve, but it was great! I had to concentrate on the scrolling "notes" on the screen so I didn't drink too much and as a result I don't have a hangover!

I slept "in" meaning I didn't get out of bed until 8 am. We were invited to this last minute Rock Band New Year's Party whilst at family's, so we left the dogs with them. This meant there was no animal telling me to get up so he/she could make doggie presents, whoo hooo sleeping in!

I spent the next 45 minutes feeding and medicated Ash and messing around with the advanced workout feature on my new (yeah hubby for a great present) garmin forerunner. I was able to input all the intervals for C25K W6D1. I had a very relaxing, as relaxed as you can be when you're trying to catch your breath, run using this. I didn't have to do any math, the beeping let me know when I was about to change intervals. I liked it so much that I imputed the intervals for the C25K W6D2 when I got home.

I do have a question for anyone using the Garmin Forerunner 305, I'll google this later but I'd like your opinions: Does your calorie count seem low to you?

I was using, still do for the gym, at least for now, a Nike Imara HRM. The difference between the 2 is approximately 50 calories over 34 minutes. It's not a huge difference, but I was wondering if I've been eating too many APs!

I also got a Runner's World calendar for Christmas. In looking ahead to Feb, it's tip was to incorporate more ab/core work into your Strength Training days or after your runs. So I thought, I'll do 30 minutes of abs when I get back. During my run I thought, maybe I'll do 20 minutes of abs. If I did 15 minutes of ab work, I'd be surprised, but I think I did at least 10.

I don't do resolutions, but here are my goals for 2008:

Keep my house presentable - not spotless, but not so messy that it stresses me out
Run at least 3 5Ks (Surf City, Iron Girl, Dinosaur Dash)
Run at least 1 10K (Iron Girl, Run Against Hunger)
Run 1 1/2 marathon (?)
Make Goal - I am not going to be on WW for another year to lose this last 20 lbs.

I'd love for the Iron Girl to be my first 10K as it was my first 5K, but I don't think I can wait that long!

Make the most of this year, month and day peeps.

Oh, and Fight On! Go Trojans, Beat the Illini!


Viv said...

Way to go with the running! I love Rock Band it is a blast. Yes, on my run the other day I noticed the cal count is low on the LT, my Garmin's name. I have been told it is kewo to name ur virtual training pard.. I think it is due in part of the profile section there is no where to enter your height. I did the same route 2 days prior with the Polar and burned close to 100 cals more.

Tammy said...

I was with ya 'til the very end...
Illini fan here! Hmph!

We don't have Rock Band yet, but my son got a new XBox 360 for Christmas and we've been playing a lot of Guitar Hero 3.

Good to know on the Garmin- I wasn't using a HRM before I got mine, so I never knew the difference.

Yasmin said...

Tammy, go out now and thee Rock Band. It's provided us with hours of entertainment.

Viv, I didn't think about the height thing. Hmm...

Diario de Elysia said...

Your doing awesomeon the C25K!

Carly said...

Sounds like a fun New Year's! I swear I am the only one that has never played Rock Band or Guitar Hero.
Your goals are great...mine are similar. We will have to harrass each other to make sure we stay honest.