Unfortunately, early in the year I began developing shin splints and it is taking a really long time to recover from them which means little to no high impact or running. Insert sad face here ---> As a plus side though, since I can't run I'm going to try to get back into swimming so that I don't lose out on a cardio opportunity. Today was my first day back at the pool in about 5 years and it was great! Horrible because I'm not near as good as I used to be, but great! Can't wait to get back. Possibly Saturday?? I got so excited about swimming that I'm even going to add a new goal for 2013!
|Goals 2013||Current Progress|
|Run 5 miles||Roughly 2 miles|
|50 consecutive Double Unders||3 consecutive|
|90 lb Deadlift with solid form||75 #|
|5 consecutive pull ups (not strict)||Almost 1!|
|5 consecutive chin ups (not strict)||2|
|5 consecutive dips with no assist||Multiple with roughly 60 lb assist|
|8 minute mile time||10:30 mile time|
|50 bpm resting heart rate||approx. 62 bpm|
|Splits all 3||Left split achieved|
|5 Rope Climbs (16 ft)||3 Rope Climbs ~12 ft|
|500 meter freestyle swim >10 min||You really don't want to know...|
P.S. With the risk of looking like a skank, here is a picture of my newly developing abs! Helllloooooo (almost) 2 pack! Pretty dang excited, not gonna lie. :-) And for all you non-believers out there, attached is also a picture from one of my chunkier times. Not a full body shot but you can definitely tell in the face and upper body that I have some cushion for the pushin'. At the time I was fluctuating between a size 9 and 11 jean and now I'm a solid size 6 jean and size 4 in slacks and dresses.