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Friday, April 8, 2016

Fitness Goals Update- March

To put this post into context, see my Fitness Goals 2016 post here and my updates for January (here) and February (here). For a third month in a row my life has been entirely about swimming. It was also my first full month back at running after my three month injury break, so I added that into the routine also. I''m very pleased with what I've achieved, particularly in swimming, this year. I've exceeded all my expectations. The goals I set at the beginning of the year now seem so basic. There's so much more I want to achieve now. 

104km combined total for swimming and running this month, 29 hours spent at sport, no wonder I was tired all the time and had no time for anything else. But it was completely worth it and I wouldn't have it any other way. The sense of achievement is incredible. I've also made friends which make training a million times more enjoyable and add to my motivation. Sometimes I can't believe I gave up swimming for 12 years prior to this year. 

Here are my swimming stats for March:

...and for running

From my list of goals for 2016, I have achieved the following but won't cross them all off because many are ongoing:
-return to running after injury
-return to regular Saturday morning parkruns (completed first one in three months)
-run 5km in under 27 minutes 
-improve personal best times for swimming 

Here's what else happened for the month:
-participated in another 5 swim club nights (thirteen in a row now)
-continued with 5.30am swimming training for each Friday of the month
continued working towards the million metres award with Masters Australia. I've completed almost 16% of the total distance required so far. 
-participated in Masters NSW Blacktown Swimming Carnival (two firsts and a second in age category)
-won open 100m freestyle race at our Club Championships
-completed first ever 100m butterfly at a long course pool (still not confident to race it yet)
-added extra training into my routine with my swimming friends
-first ever run at an average pace of 4 minutes 59 per kilometre (could only keep up the pace for 3km though!)

What have you achieved for March?

18 comments:

Beauty said...

Congratulations on how much you have achieved in your fitness goals; it's always worth it.

Beauty Unearthly said...

Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

Rajshree S. - TCD said...

I had missed gym for a while in between but recently started it again.. your post is so inspiring to me!

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Kezzie said...

Imogen, it makes me so happy to hear you being so on fire about Sport!! You are amazing!!! You are such an inspiration!!
It's my 11th blogiversary and I'm having a little blog giveaway over at my blog which I'd love if you joined in!!!x

Launna said...

Imogen, you are doing wonderfully, keep up the hard work... as soon as the weather gets better here, I plan to make a goal to walk more miles than I did last summer and I want to do a 10k after building up my stamina of course ... xox

Helen Fielding said...

I love swimming! I really want to swim in the morning before work but none of the pools open early enough. I think I'm going to have to go after work instead.

Well done on your achievements.

Couture Carrie said...

You are an inspiration, darling! Congrats on the 100 fly!

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ThefashionFlite said...

This is a goal . U truly motivates me to work out from this post . I need to start Monday !!
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Elle said...

Congrats! That is an amazing accomplishment that is so good for your body and mind! Such an inspiration for us all!
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Sarah Albertson said...

That is so amazing! March was the first month so far this year I have been consistently exercising. It makes such a difference on how you feel, I love it!

Red Rose Alley said...

Way to go, Imogen! It looks like you are really getting into swimming......and making friends at the same time.

I hope you are having the best spring days.

love, ~Sheri

Midnight Cowgirl said...

You are on fire! It's awesome to see all you are doing!

Mica T said...

You've done so well with your fitness goals! Good to see how you're coming along nicely and really enjoying it :)

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Dee Sabs said...

Hi, dear Imogen! I am back after some time running around, and now more settled, it's good to visit your blog again and not only this, to see how much you have achieved in March! Well done!I wish I were like this, having such a great goal about health and accomplishing it! 104 combined km, in swimmming and running, it's amazing! Keep the good work, it inspires me - I will confess, I need to move more, but I am always postponing... maybe for May? I hope so! Wishing you a nice Sunday!
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Style For Mankind said...

I love this. Amazing images too!

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Lux G. said...

Hey good luck. :)
Stay fit and happy.

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Anett B said...

Wow, sounds like you're doing amazing so far! You can be really proud of yourself!

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