Plan for Sprint #5!

November! The gloomiest month (at least in Finland) is here! What I’m planning to do during this month to achieve my targets? Find here in a usual manner my plan for the sprint / month!

Running:

My main target is to heal my foot so that I can continue running with good feeling. In addition to that, I aim to continue running according to my program and to run the Cooper test to find out my current running condition!

Yoga:

I’m aiming to achieve also my last missing third level pose: Splits. This will require a lot of stretching and practicing, and being an active runner at the same time is not making it very easy as it makes my legs once a while very stiff ; ) In addition to finishing the 3rd level poses, I want to quickly test out all the 4th level ones to have an idea how close / far I am on achieving those.

Wellbeing:

This sprint is all-about fixing my diet and finding the energetic feeling. I want to e.g. find out if eating according to my body type (mesomorph) will suit me well. In addition to that I want to get rid of the awful sucker obsession that has been bothering me during 2018. Though I realize that time before Christmas is not the best to start fighting against sucker – and it might also result to the fact that I need to pick this task up again after Christmas to get rid of the sucker-high that it might cause. But on the other hand, this might be exactly best tie of the year to acknowledge this fact and try to avoid that eating sucker gets completely out of hands due to the fact that there is lot of possibilities for that during the Christmas times ; )

Below you can find again more detailed and measurable tasks that I’m going to work with during the upcoming month. So wish me luck… or even better: motivation : )

Sprint #5 Plan

Sprint #4 Demo! What have I achieved during October.

Someone has pressed fast-forward on October! This means it’s again time to have a recap what has happened with my tasks and targets during this month.

In general I can say that October was not one of my most energetic sprints. One of the reasons has been a minor, but nasty foot problem that has been troubling me few weeks already and thus also limited by running a bit. Luckily October has been still so warm that I have been able to compensate some of the running with bicycling and thus given some break to my foot. I have bit nasty habit to heal my self according to a mantra “it cures with the same as it was caused”. But, unfortunately this time continuing running and other sports normally hasn’t yet removed this issue… I guess age/years doesn’t come alone ; )

So, let’s have a look again to the achievements and flops of the last month!

Running:

Practice according to the program – Check!

This I managed to achieve with lowest acceptable level due to the foot issues mentioned above. But I still aimed to do the minimum during every week and by doing cycling and other similar sports at the gym I hope I have managed to keep my running condition at least the same as before.

Run coopers test to identify current level – Fail!

This one I missed completely so it will be moved to the next sprint!Aerobic sports, October

*The “clock” icon describes my interval trainings

Yoga:

Practice yoga 90min per week, where at least one lasts 30min – Check!

In this one I surprised myself positively, meaning I manager to increase my yoga levels up to the new target! I start gradually seeing the results as increased flexibility – thoughthere is still way to go to full spits. So some work left to the next sprint in order to close all level 3 poses.

Yoga, October

 

Master all other level 3 poses – except splits – Check!

You can follow my level 3 pose progress in Instagram – though I’m running there a bit behind with the documentation and not all poses are yet posted.

Wellbeing

Finalize a post about macro diet – Check!

I managed to finalize my mega-post around this topic and it’s now published! See the post from here, in case you are interested to read more about macro based diet.

Start eating according to the recommendation & Create a follow-up mechanism – Check!

I’m combining the two last tasks together as they are hard to do separately: how would I know that I’m starting to eat according to the recommendations in case I’m not able to follow it up. I have been taking into use one of the several available Food Diary Apps and during last 1,5 half weeks I have been following-up my eating behaviors. Based on this information I have tried to adjust my habits into correct direction. This is a topic that will require it’s own post, so I’m not going to even try to describe any further details in this one : )

yoga

Summa-summarum, I feel that despite of all the still continuing workload and my foot issues, I have managed pretty well with my sprint. And only one task was left undone: Cooper. And the results of that are something I’m definitely looking forward to see – so see you in next sprint!