Creating my 2020 plan
I was lucky to end 2019 with a spell of time at home where I’ve been able to relax (a little), eat (a lot) and go for lots of runs along the seafront.. (but not train as much as I should bearing in mind the previous point!).
I had spent the previous 18 months working on a contract that involved working/living away from home during the week, so as the end of the contract came around we agreed it was good for me to take a short break, regroup and spend some quality time at home (as well as do a load of decorating) 🙂
With all that in mind, I’ve had to have a careful think about what Fit After 50 means, what I would like it to be and also go through my activity goals for next year. I know already that 2020 is going to be incredibly busy, fun, challenging and I’m sure a bit of a roller coaster.
Fit After 50 - A New Venture
I have been writing and developing the website and Social Media presence for Fit After 50 for over 4 years now. The most common general question I’m asked is if I run individual or group sessions or help people with training plans as well as general advice.
Having qualified as a PT 10 years ago and written (and followed) multiple training plans for a variety of clients, sports and activities it feels the right time for me to start offering this as a service.
The other driver here is that having worked with a specialist nutritionist for a year, I really understood first hand the links between nutrition and exercise/performance.
I wanted to know more about nutrition from both a scientific and coaching perspective as well as from the performer/participants side so in 2019 I enrolled on a specialist Nutrition Coaching course.
I am hoping to be qualified by the end of 2020 and combine this with launching the new coaching service.
I'll share more news on the Fit After 50 fitness coaching and nutrition coaching as it comes closer to being launched.
Personal Goals 2020
With all the work on setting the business up, I knew I had to be sensible with my personal goals for 2020, so I have targetted speed (across distance) as the performance goals and nutrition planning for myself as goals to compliment my studies and (hopefully) qualification.
- Run a half marathon PB
- Run a marathon PB
Nutrition and Exercise Goals:
- Create a Marathon Race Day Nutrition Plan
- Create my own nutrition and exercise plan based on studies
I have decided to keep my activity and training goals quite specific and relatively simple and relatively short in terms of time I’ll spend to follow them.
I’ll need to run quite a lot and I’ll add in stretching, foam rolling, CrossFit/cross-training sessions and exercises to suit, but I won’t be going on multiple long rides, runs, swims that I’ve done in the past.
So that is 2020 planning in place…