First let me say, I am so darn glad I challenged myself to run 100 miles in May. Running had lost it’s edge for me. I was starting to slip from my routine of running daily, and I wasn’t feeling good about it. In May, that changed. Every day, I donned my running gear, not because I hoped I would run, but because I knew I would.
With three days of exception (I was on vacation and there was tequila), I ran. Every day, in the month of May. I had a goal of 100 miles and was stunned at the end of the month when I tallied up my miles to discover that I had actually run 127 miles. In 31 days. I’m patting myself on the back right now! 🙂
It didn’t hurt. It was fun. It was my constant in my wild world. I ran, one foot in front of the other, and sorted through my life. And, there were some added perks too! I lost a few pounds, I really increased my 5K pace, and I just feel better.
I’m telling you all of this, because I want to participate in the 100 Mile Mom Challenge in July with me. Call me a glutton for punishment, or just a girl who really loves a challenge, but I want you, my friends, to move your booty. For 100 miles. Run, walk, crawl, bike, swim, elliptical, just MOVE!
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Why? Because you want to be fit, because you want to feel good about yourself, because you want to get back into an exercise routine, because you want to lose a few pounds, because…. Because you CAN!
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My Guinea Pig May Trial Results:
127 Miles complete!
Week 4 Stats:
Weight: 120.2 (down 3.2 pounds from start date, and there was a vacation in there!)
Body Fat: My scale gave up trying to calculate this! 🙂
BMI: 18.3 (down .5 from start)
5K Pace: 27.02 – down 3 minutes and 58 seconds from original trial. Woohoo!
Longest Run: 10k (6.2 miles)
Week 3 Stats:
Weight: 121.4 (Down 2 lbs. I didn’t bring my scale so this was taken just four days after last week’s weigh-in)
Body Fat: ?
BMI: 18.5 (down .3 in three weeks)
5K Pace: Didn’t do a timed 5k this week.
Longest Run: 8.76 miles (with a double jogger!). Admittedly, we did walk quite a bit, especially the hills
Weight: 121.6 (down 1.8 pounds in two weeks)
Body Fat: my scale has me at 18 feet tall this morning, so I’m guessing my body fat is off. Thanks Will.
BMI: 18.5 (down .3 in two weeks)
5k Pace: 28:59… a major achievement for me! Down 8 seconds from last week.
Longest Run: Capped out at 5.4 miles this week, .06 shorter than last week. Had I known this when I was running, I promise you I would have run an extra .06 miles. Grrr…
Weight: 123 (down .4 lbs)
Body Fat: 26% (up .8%)
BMI 18.7 (down .1)
5K Pace: 29:07 (down 1:37)
Longest Run: 5.46 miles
Weight: 123.4 lbs.
Body Fat: 25.2% (as measured by scale, not that fat pincher device that gives me nightmares)
5k Pace: 30:21 minutes
Most Single Distance Run in last 6 weeks: 5.1 miles