30 Day Walking Challenge Check In

Posted by Not Your Average Athlete on January 11, 2016No Comments

Can you believe we are already a third of the way through our 30 day walking challenge?


I chose to back down to the beginner plan since I broke my foot but here is my progress so far:


Day 1 2000 5174
Day 2 2500 6244
Day 3 3000 5598
Day 4 3500 6641
Day 5 4000 6773
Day 6 4500 7633
Day 7 Rest 6344
Day 8 4500 5382
Day 9 4500 6782
Day 10 5000 6689



How is your challenge going?

Goals for 2016

Posted by Not Your Average Athlete on January 6, 2016No Comments

I’m not doing New Year’s resolutions.  My favorite yoga instructor used to always say: “it is only a goal, we have the rest of our lives to achieve it.”  To resolve to do anything this year is just too much of a commitment, so I’m setting goals for 2016 instead.    So bam…some goals with no set date for completion!



  • Get my fitness back – in other words “not feel like a slug when I run


  • Read at least 25 books this year – ok, so this one has an actual date but I always do the Goodreads reading challenge and last year I surpassed my goal of 20 books so I am upping the ante…I will gladly take suggestions!


  • Do at least one fun thing a week – The fun kind of fell out of my life so I’m bringing it back!  Fun things could be geocaching, family game night, have a cup of coffee (in an actual coffee shop…not in the car on the way to my next appointment), go for a hike, etc.


  • Run a 10 minute mile trial – my fastest to date was 10:19 and I am going to get that 10 minute mile if its the last thing I do!


  • Create and stick to a budget – I am a pretty responsible spender and saver but I am pretty sure I could save more.


  • Blog again – Bam!  You are reading this so I can check that one off!  Seriously though, I’m going to try to do better.


  • Run fewer races – yes, I realize this is an odd goal but for the past few years, I ran so many races that running became more of a chore than fun.


  • Get back into yoga – My favorite yoga studio closed so I started doing a few classes at the Y.  Then, the Y closed.  I want to bring yoga back into my life whether it is in a studio, a gym, or a simple home practice.


Those are my goals for the time being…What are yours?

Any book recommendations?