The numbers are in for my activity last year … thanks to Garmin… as I’d hoped, I managed the following:
Run – 400 miles / 100 / 8x a month on avg
Cycling – 600 miles / 69 / 6x a month on avg
Walking – 635 miles / 332 times
Strength / Physio – 161 / 13x a month on avg
Swimming – 115 miles / 185.1km / 5690 lengths
Garmin says I burned about 168,000 calories doing all of this – or around 1113 snack sized mars bars!
I’ve been swimming between about 20km – 38km a month or between 600 – 1,200 lengths a month.
I swam a total of 5,690 lengths, or 115 miles. I swam the most distance in December, (probably with the goal of aiming to get to the 115 miles by the end of the year), and I did two events – Loch Lomond 3,000m at the end of August and Loch Morlich 3,000m in September.
I did my open water swimming between June to October, and I’ll maybe start again from April onwards in 2022.
I’ll maybe look for some runs to enter too, but my focus will be on swim training and working towards these events – especially the 5,000m swim in Loch Lomond!
And fortunately my injury seems to have gone away. Possibly due to time, rest, cross training and maybe even a change of job with less stress and concern. Who knows, but it’s good to be back running if I want to anyway.
From a peak of 140lbs / 17.3% body fat in July, to about a half stone lighter – 132.8lbs / 14.4% body fat.
Down about 3.5lbs since the start of the year… and since July, I’m down about 6lbs body fat and 1.5lbs lean mass.
And I know what it is I did to make that happen – easy simple daily intermittent fasting – basically not having my breakfast until about 10 or 11. Giving my body a rest from food, (apart from a shake after swims to refuel), and being flexible with it.
Due to the lower running about this year, I did less steps, but still a good amount – in the millions … 3,208,580 or an average of about 8,800 a day.
I’m enjoying the strength training in the garagym when I do it. We’re lucky to have it set up the way it is.
Going into 2022, I’m planning on continuing my mixture of training, with a bit more of a focus on swimming, with some runs, spin and strength work and rest days.
Here’s to 2022, and keeping fit and healthy going forward.
I also have some goals outside of fitness… life goals I guess you could call them – some to do with my new work (completing my CIPD and settling in well), and some financial and personal to do with making sure if see friends and family and maybe complete something that’s been on the cards for a few decades. We’ll see.