Love Your Heart in February!

Love Your Heart in February!

February is traditionally the month to think about love and hearts... or about loving our hearts! This month I'm challenging myself to do 5 miles of cardio exercise each day, using a combination of walking, running, and cycling. My one caveat is that the 5 miles needs to be intentional; any miles logged working and doing daily activities are extra. 

I started off the month with a great, rainy, 5-mile walk/run on my lunch hour (well, lunch hour-and-a-half!). 

It's a SoSMART Goal!

  • So: Social. Post daily updates to the Facebook running groups.
  • S: Specific. Log 5 miles of cardio exercise daily.
  • M: Measurable. Use my running app for the running/walking activities and the odometer on my exercycle for the cycling portion. 
  • A: Achievable. Absolutely. This goal allows me to work on cardio while slowly increasing my running mileage to let my shin splints heal. 
  • R: Relevant. Absolutely. I need to build up my cardiorespiratory endurance in order to meet my running goals.
  • T: Time bound. Daily. Either all at once or spaced throughout the day. 

What's your February challenge? Download and print out the February Fitness Goals Calendar and track your daily progress! 

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