I had to look back at my goals from last year. I did transform my diet and lost about 20 pounds and three inches from my waist. I traveled 2,602 miles in 2013 by human power. The human power was measured walking, running and biking. I purchased a juicer and I have started juicing greens and added them to my daily diet.
What I am amazed at is the fact that in late September I started bike commuting. I rode 1, 643 miles from September 24 to December 17. I almost rode everyday to work. I have never done this before in my life. I am so inspired to have the ability to ride my bike and I am grateful for my health.
So even though i did not make my goal of walking 2,000 miles this year I exceeding my expectations by running 146 miles. I never expected to start running because running takes a toll on my knees and back so I do not want to get gung-ho on running. I enjoy running on the golf course and trails and try to stay off of the streets because they are so hard. I walked 1,123 miles this year so I feel that this was a good year for my exercise plan.
Next year in 2013 I want to apply my running and riding by entering some events. I will ride my bike in some 100 km to 300 km rides. I am seriously considering entering the half marathon in Albany this February. I will continue my path to sustainable healthy activities. I do not want to go back to being a stagnant fast food eating slug. My human power goal for 2013 is to travel 10,000 Kilometers (6,213 miles) under my own power. I am going to start measuring all of my distances in metric units.