Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2016 Year in Review

Firstly Happy New Year to my 2 readers.

As for health and fitness its been a pretty big year for me.  Really the highlight and my most popular post was discovering I had Hereditary Hemochromatosis.  I'm planning to post an update but the short story is after 7 phlebotomies my iron is back to reasonable levels (50-150 is optimal).  I'll have to continue with the phlebotomies to keep my iron under control until I die but at a much reduced rate.

How about all my fitness goals?  Lets review shall we because so far I have a pretty poor record of completing any.

2014 - Run 3 miles in 21 minutes

Although undocumented on this blog I did have a goal in 2014 of running 3 miles in under 21 minutes (7 min/mile pace).  I had just started running again and that seemed reasonable at the time as I could run under 21 minutes when I was 12.  However I was only able to run 2 miles in 14 minutes that year but never 3 miles. 

I hurt my ankle for most of this year but got a few runs in at the end of year.  Best 5K - 22:43 7:20 min/mile.  I'll have a lot more on this next year but I've started training to put this one to bed in 2017.

Ah the saga of touching my toes, will have a full update at the end of March, but here is the end of year update.

It's only been a couple of months since I switched my goal to a handstand but I've started the handstand progressions.  Here I am doing a headstand, I'm up to 4 sets of 36 seconds.  Long way to go on this one still.

2017 - Complete the Indiana Spartan Sprint

So here is a goal I might actually be able to finish in a year.  Goal for 2017 is to complete a Spartan Sprint, specifically the Indiana Spartan Sprint on July 9th in Lawrenceburg IN .  Basically a 3-5 mile trail run with 20 or so obstacles.  If you would like to join me and start at the same time I have a team setup named "Hunter".  

 What's your New Years Resolution, goal for the year?  Let me know in the comments.

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