Jun 072012

It’s been a rough week or two, I got pretty sick last week, and am still not full recovered. I’m back to walking my minimum 10k steps per day on my Fitbit Wireless Activity/Sleep Tracker
, but it’s certainly not as easy as it was when I was fully healthy. Hopefully this nasty cold goes away soon and everything will be back to normal.

Now, on to the topic at hand.

I’ve been thinking for a week or two now that I need to step it up. I’m out of the stage where I can barely walk or move because I’m so fat. I’m certainly not in any peak physical condition, but I no longer get winded just walking up stairs or anything incredibly lame like that. That was the old me. Now I’d like to focus on taking the newer me and making him better, faster, skinnier, etc.

I want to incorporate some small weight lifting and push-ups, sit-ups, etc. I also want to incorporate more jogging, or jogwalkfalldeathing as I called it in my Color Run post. I’ve contemplated several ways to do this, including c25k and a few other things, but I haven’t done anything about it yet.

Today, I was browsing Facebook and saw that The Color Run official Facebook account had posted an interesting 8 week training plan to get in shape for a 5k.

The Columbus Color Run is less than 8 weeks away, but I figure something is better than nothing, so I’m going to start doing this on my walks in the morning. We’ll see how it pans out. I’ll also be interested to see if I lose or gain steps on my Fitbit Ultra. It’s possible that my stride will shorten or lengthen when I’m jogwalkfalldeathing.

I have the graphic copied below in case anyone else is interested.

Training Plan for The Color Run

Any other Color Runner’s going to do something similar?

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  1. […] for me. But after the first time I started running–and by started I mean I am following this¬†plan, taking it very slowly. Well after the first day, I was in pain in my ankles for a WEEK!!! Like […]

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