For me his new challenge falls at a perfect time. For so long my focus has been on running a marathon, that I almost do not know what to do with myself now that I’ve done it. That kind of stasis can lead to “Post Marathon Syndrome”: eat more, drink more, sleep more . . . run less. According to John “The Penguin” Bingham, the key to overcoming this kind of let-down is to “ find a new challenge and set a new goal.”
With that in mind, here are my goals:
Get trim: I want to lose at least 20lbs. This will put me under 200lbs.
Get faster: I want to run a 10k in under 50 minutes; and a 5k in 24 minutes or less.
Get Stronger: I am going to try and complete the hundred pushups challenge, maintain a consistent weight training program, and do some pull-ups (not sure how many yet)
Diversify: I want to try as many new activities as possible. To me getting fit is wasted if I don’t use my new-found fitness to try new things. These activities may take many different forms: cycling, hiking, white water rafting . . . who knows?