Hi there lovely people! Last Sunday, the 21st of April, I completed The Bankwest Gallipoli Run. I signed up for the 4km run/walk and I loved it. Even though it started dead on 8.30am and we were up at 6.15am I was still pumped and ready for it! It was held at Kings Park which is really beautiful and green, trees everywhere! You wouldn’t think to find something so pretty in the middle of the city but there you have it! I wasn’t alone in my 4km though. I had my lovely man join in with me, my favourite PT & friend Ray, My awesome Bro and his lovely lady Tash.
Yay we finished! (left to right: Ben (my bro), Tash, Ray (my fave PT), Me & my amazing Man Chris)
Before the fun run we all limbered up and did some stretches with the guys on stage showing us the best moves to get loose. Then it was on to the start line. We were all walking the 4km, although we did some running every now and then, so we all stuck together at the start. It was really lovely how they started the run with a Bugle for the Anzacs followed by a minute of silence. All proceeds from the event were going towards RSL, Athletics Australia and Legacy which I think is just awesome! The gun went off and then we were walking! Towards the end of the race My bro and his lady ran ahead of us, Tash loves her running, and Ray, Chris and I picked up the pace with our walking. With about 100 metres left to go I decided to jog to the finish line just to shake things up! At the end of the run we all got given certificates to take home and fill out with our time and details, which I think is a great little thing to keep. My time was 44mins and 38 seconds and my position within the females competing in the 4km was 474 out of 591. It’s really awesome that the organiser gives out these details! Thought I’d share some pictures from the experience:
(Me running up the side)
(I’ve faintly circled where you can see me and my bro at the start line – I spotted his beard as soon as I saw this photo haha)
So in my last post I said that I would be looking at my goals, what I want to achieve within the next month, 3 months, 6 months and even up to a year! Yep, it’s a hard thing to do and I can say I’m really not great at goal setting. I can usually tell you what I want but I can’t really go into detail of how exactly I’m meant to be reaching that goal or what it took to get me there. The second Pre-Season task that Michelle sets out for us is “Take Control – Set Your Goals”. Mish wants us to really make our goals S.M.A.R.T. What the hell does that mean? Well it means this:
S – Specific, make goals specific, just saying that you want to lose weight isn’t really specific but saying that you want to lose 2kg in a month is! Give as much detail as possible where you can!
M – Measureable, are your goals measured? Are you taking body measurements, weight measurements? Or it could be something like running for 1km nonstop.
A – Achievable, are they really achievable? Is it possibly to reach that particular goal in that time frame?
R – Realistic, are your goals realistic? Obviously for me running a marathon wouldn’t be very realistic, it would be great to do it but my fitness level is pretty poor and I would probably end up curled on the side of the road in the recovery position hehe
T – Time Based, set a time frame for your goals. Each goal can have a different time frame it doesn’t all have to happen at once!
So what are your goals you ask me? Well lets see:
1 Month Goals – Within one month of participating in Round 2 2013 I would like to achieve a weight loss of 2kg. I’d also like to work on my running/jogging. I want to be able to run for at least 5 minutes straight without stopping.
3 Month Goals – Within 3 months of the 12WBT (Which will be the end of the round) I want to achieve a weight loss of 5kg or more. (this is very realistic in my eyes as long as I follow the program and stick to my calories) In this time frame I would like to be able to really stick to my nutrition plan too, attemping to add more wholesome, fresh foods into my diet!
6 Month Goals – Within the next 6 months I want to shed 10kgs. It’s doable! I’d done it before and I know I can do it again as long as I stick to my routine and watch my nutrition carefully! I want to be able to cycle (in the gym) 10kms in 20 minutes, I’ve been practicing in the gym when I go and I get can close but not quite there yet.
12 Month Goals – Within 12 months I want to lose 15kgs and be down to my goal weight of 65kgs. If I reach this goal before the 12 months then that’s even better! But slow and steady wins the race and it’s more “healthy” weight loss in my eyes. In the next 12 months I want to be one of those regular gym bunnies and be proud of the fact all the staff know who I am!
What are your goals? How will you achieve them? Are they realistic for yourself?
Let me know how you’re feeling about writing goals down, do you hate it? Love it?