Alright! How’d everybody do? It’s the last day of March, so check in and let me know how you did. Many of you have not been commenting on check in posts, so tell me how things went and what you learned about yourself. I think a lot of us learned that we set way too ambitious goals. This includes me.
My goal was to run 10 miles in under 1:40. The furthest I made it was a little over 9 miles. I had to cut my 10 mile run over the weekend short because the weather was so cold at my in-law’s, and I hadn’t brought proper warm clothing for a long run. I got really cold about 4 miles in and could not warm back up, so I skipped the second lap of the lake and kept the run around 6 miles. I tried to go for a 10-mile run on Monday after work (thank goodness for daylight savings time), but I only made it 8. My pace was pretty good for that, although not quite where I wanted it to be. I was running alone, with just my iPod, for both of these runs, and I think that was a big part of my problem.
I feel really disappointed that I wasn’t able to make 10 miles happen for me, because I know I could have done it. However, I feel really good with how much more on-track I am, and, what is really cool is that according to Daily Mile, I’ve run 58 miles in March. That doesn’t include the 8 miles I logged as walking to work (I don’t always remember to log my commute.) Wanna know how many miles I ran in February? 20. I nearly tripled that in March, thanks mostly to this challenge (and that 10-miler I have to run), and you guys as motivators. So for those who have asked: hell yeah, we are doing it again in April, so come back tomorrow and set a new (attainable!) goal for yourself!
Share: how did you do on your goal, and if you didn’t meet it, did you still manage to #gofurther than you would have otherwise?