Tuesday, May 5, 2015

30 Miles in 30 Days

























I've fallen off the fitness wagon a bit. I wouldn't say I tumbled out the window and am watching it pull away into the sunset, but I'm more like dragging along side of it as my ankle is wrapped up in a rope.

Needless to say, I'm ready to swing back up and onto the platform. I went through my blog to find the last time I posted about fitness. It was Monday, February 9. Yikes, that seems like forever ago. I believe it was around that time that there was a foot of snow on the ground. Twice. Now it's sunny and glorious here in the bluegrass.

I just went over to MapMyRun to see how and when my fitness efforts started fading. February and March were still pretty good. Despite travel weeks, I was still going to the gym early a few times a week and getting in cardio and strength.

So from about September 2014 to March 2015 I was riding the fitness train like nobody's business. But it always seems to happen that once we get close to one of my events (3 per year) I prioritize other things and slack on the workouts. And then we GO to the event for a full week and I literally have zero free time.

Sunday the motivation struck to get back on there on a consistent basis. I got an email from Map My Run to participate in a 30/30 challenge (30 miles in 30 days). And it just so happened that Monday we had a wellness seminar at the office and kicked off a fitness challenge among our staff. We just have to tracked our exercise activity for the month.

So I'm all in for those two challenges. Here's my progress on the 30/30 so far...


Despite starting a few days late, I'm still doing OK. I'm actually long overdue for some new running shoes so I'll be heading to John's Walk/Run Shop this week to finally upgrade. (And I have a gift card from winning a 5k a while back!)

The only hiccup I foresee for May is that I'm getting ALL FOUR widsom teeth pulled next Thursday. So I will be bed-ridden for a couple days. (Can you say dreading this more than I've ever dreaded anything ever before???)

Hopefully I can still make up those days with longer runs on other days in the month. I just love little tracking challenges like this because you can do it with friends (Hey Joanna & Kylie!!) and you have a way to keep yourself accountable.

I'll be posting some updates on Instagram throughout the month using the hashtag #30Miles30Days. If you're feeling squirrely, feel free to join us!

Happy Running!




2 comments:

  1. Great challenge. The silver lining about your wisdom teeth is the meds they give you. Took me about three days to recover. Good luck. (PS: This is kelly from the former Miss MP).

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