I’ve learned a lot doing this project already, about myself, about self-tracking in general, about health. But of course one of the reasons I started was not just to learn, it was to get healthier. And so it is nice to have something concrete to hang onto, a tangible result that shows that all of this tracking and learning is worthwhile. My blood test results were a nice start. But tonight I had one of my best moments of my year of data: I ran a 5k in 25:40, faster than I have run in the last 10 years.
That. Feels. Good.
You may remember when I blogged about my 5k times – here is an updated graph with the new point. Sweet.
It was a perfect night for running, and a totally flat course, so that helps. Nonetheless, I was surprised. I haven’t been running much, but I have been cycling : in preparation for my racing in the NJ Breve Fondo - I’ve been riding 15-20 miles on the weekends. I am in pretty good shape in general – here is my weight graph since the project began:
It’s a nice, steady, month to month decrease. Not too fast, but just steady. A bit of a lapse during my July vacation, but was able to recover from that fairly quickly.
I’m now 3/4 of the way through my year and I feel better than ever. Hope I can keep up the momentum!