The Healthier Me (Get Fit, Stay Fit)


I must say, 2017 is my most active year in terms of doing physical activities. I used to go to the gym in the past but it hasn't been as regular and well rounded this year. Aside from lifting weights, I now do running and cycling. I joined my first 5K run  back in May. It was such a great moment after weeks of training. I just had my third 5K last August. My legs are much better now being able to run longer distances that are prescribed in the Nike running app. I am gradually increasing my mileage going 6K to 8K. Also in May, I bought my very own bike. To be honest, I really don't know how to bike. I've ridden the BMX of my brother and never had the balance until back in April. I was learning the basics of swimming then and I realize that I'm getting it quickly. With the urge to learn, I rode the bike again and started improving my balance. After a couple of days, I am now riding around our village. It was such a wonderful experience and did not realize that at my age I'll still learn to ride this. The mountain bike I bought is approaching its fourth month and I haven't missed a week not riding it unless its raining. I just reached my 40K plateau and had signed up to two cycling events in November. I'm also looking forward to joining a cycling competition, short term goal being a Duathlon (run and bike combination). Will swimming come next? I do hope so but comparing it to running and cycling, I think I have a long way to go for it. It's a challenging sport and I need to improve on synchronizing my movement in the water and breathing. But so far, I'm very proud of what I have accomplished this year.