Goal check: 52 miles left to complete my cumulative distance goal this year. Averaging a little more than 4 miles per day this month.
Still trying to figure out what to focus on next year. I’ve done volume (15 races in 2013) and distance (ran my first marathon, clocked 448 miles so far) but I’d also love to be a faster runner and a better competitor. Running is still a struggle, I just like it better now and can go longer. So maybe getting faster is the next thing.
I’ve been blogging with Navel Gazing on Tumblr for nearly two years now, but so many “fitness blogs” are written by people significantly younger than me. Many are still in college or even in high school.
I love seeing other perspectives and speaking candidly to young women about health — but I’m eager to discover blogs from those in their mid-twenties or later, and hear from people who can relate to my life more easily. Even better if you have a full-time job and juggle that with your fitness, running or training routines, and the rest of, you know, life stuff.
So…reblog, heart or leave a comment if that’s you? Thanks.
Getting a ton of reblogs on last year’s Holiday Run Streak post! It’s that time of year again, and the renewed interest has inspired me to tackle the streak once more.
Join me in a streak, starting next Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 — make Thanksgiving a day to thank yourself, and your body, for all it does. Take on the challenge to run one mile per day from then until the end of the year.
It’s tough but I firmly believe that anyone can do it. And as I’ve said before, I believe that anyone can be a runner. It takes tenacity and perseverance, plus a certain amount of stubbornness. And a willingness to learn, to fail, and to try again.
Last year I ended my streak after two weeks when I accidentally locked myself out of my apartment at night — womp womp. This year I am a much more dedicated and “creative” runner, fitting in miles wherever I can — like today, I’m planning a 6-8 mile run home from work!
This streak fits in perfectly with my year-long goals, and will give me the push that I need to hit 500 miles by New Year’s Eve.
So, are you going to make the run streak commitment? (P.S. I keep writing running steak, which sounds delicious)
Let me know in the comments how you plan to tackle the streak, or make a similar commitment of your own to ring in 2014. I’d love to see who will do this with me. Don’t forget to tag your tumblr posts with "Holiday Run Streak" so we can support each other.