Friday, August 2, 2013

In Over My Head

Yesterday I signed up for a Nike run challenge & I think I may have bitten-off more than I can chew. The challenge is to run 100 miles in one month, so by August 31st, I’ve got quite a bit of work to do. Yesterday was the 1st of the month, so I made sure I got some miles in (5.6mi to be precise), but by my calculations, I need to complete a 5mi activity 19 additional times to reach that goal. 

I definitely wish I'd done the math before agreeing to this challenge, lol. Its not that I haven't been running this summer, in June I actually achieved a similar personal goal of mine to run 90mi in 45 days, so I know it's physically possible... just not sure it is logistically. Creating time to run on 19 separate occasions this August will prove difficult, but I'm gonna give it the ol' college try :-D

Since I began my running season this year, I've logged just over 165mi, so if I'm somehow able to complete this challenge I will have run 60% of my combined yearly mileage in just one month - that would be pretty amazing. But until I make a dent in this current challenge, I'll keep the news of this commitment between you readers & I (yunno, just in case I flake at some point, lol).

***Update - 9/31/13: I managed to complete my 100-mile challenge & with ZERO days to spare! I finished up mile 101 on the final day of August :-D It was quite the accomplishment, even if I do say so myself! I put a lot into adjusting & then sticking to various run schedules & even had to fight-off injury for the final 20 miles or so of the challenge. But I committed to it, so I'm pleased not top have fallen short of my goal.

1 comment:

  1. You can do it!!!!!!! *Does cartwheel while running beside you*

    It's funny because I challenged myself to clock 100 miles this month. Not sure if I will run them all, but I want to completed 100 miles. I even signed up for a 5K to complete while I'm on official travel.