Jump Start January

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! It has been a couple of days since 2016 started and in this post, I will summarize how my days have been and I will enumerate some of the things I am looking forward to in the next few weeks.

I welcomed the new year with our family’s annual coin toss tradition. Here, my mom throws coins around our house as a symbol of prosperity and we collect as many as we can (collecting prosperity).

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I won again this year! Hooray!

 

I had a slightly difficult time going back to work after the holiday break but surprisingly, I had a good first day back.

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Perfectly describes how I felt that day: Strong. Lol kidding!

After my first day back at work, I headed straight to the gym to do my first leg day program of the year! And as expected, there were A LOT of people at the gym but luckily, no one was using the squat rack so I had it all to myself that night.

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I deloaded a bit but I was happy to squat again. Hooray!

This year, I aim to utilize my gym membership further by not being late and following the schedule I set for myself. I need to be more serious about this because I do not want to lose any progress anymore.


 

This year, I also told myself to run more so I incorporated a minimum of 30min of cardio during my gym sessions. Last Saturday, I also had my first 10km outdoor training run of 2016.

I did not join any fun runs this month but I shall make up for it through my training runs.

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My Distance Splits for my first 10k training run according to Nike+. Wow, I still did not make it to Sub1. Boo.

 

Lastly, I was able to drive again after a while. This year I need to be more confident with my stick shift (Manual Transmission) driving skills especially when it comes to inclined roads.

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The little girl running some errands

And those are some of the things I did to jump start January!


 

Here are some of the things I am looking forward to:

This weekend, I am scheduled to, FINALLY, climb my first mountain this year. It will serve as a “pre-climb” or a training climb to our major hike this month, Mt. Pulag. But I believe this is more of a “getting to know your hikemates” kind of climb.

On the last week of January, I am scheduled to climb my first major hike, Mt. Pulag! I am both excited and nervous because of the difficulty of the trail and the weather conditions.

On the first week of February, I will be celebrating my first Gymniversary (lol). Happy first year of working out! To more gymniversaries!

On the second week of February, I might be scheduled for my first twin hike of this year. Hope it will push through!

On the third week of February, I will be celebrating my birthday but I have no concrete plans yet. I want to do a birthday climb but my birthday falls on a weekday so the chances of finding hiking buddies are minimal. Boo.

On the last week of February, I will be running my first half marathon! Still not sure if I can do it because I do not trust my pacing abilities. I am excited about the idea of finishing 21 kilometers though. Go legs go!

Lastly, I finalized my first summer trip of 2016 yesterday. It was a bit impulsive but it sure is exciting!


 

Generally, I am thrilled about the first quarter of the year. Hopefully everything will push through! Let me know if you want to join me on my escapades! 🙂

Here’s to a great year ahead! Thanks for reading!

Camae2

 

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