This goal needed its own post.
Anyone following my Instagram needs a "thank you" for their encouragement (and understanding as I flooded their feeds with running shoes).
One month after my last #mileaday I struggle with the motivation, confidence, and time to throw my shoes on every day and run; however, in January I proved to myself that it’s possible. In January I became a runner. That’s a pretty awesome statement to make.
I was inspired to challenge myself by Elise (she has a very informative section of her blog devoted to running). My sister, the marathon running extraordinaire, also inspired me, who kicked me in the butt to start running. That’s the key: just start. (Thanks, J).
Thoughts on Mile a Day...
- I got outdoors with Bauer almost every day - even the cold ones
- I enjoyed (almost) every run
- I ran more than a mile quite regularly because I wanted to
- I experimented with running on an indoor track/ treadmill/ and snowy sidewalks to keep it interesting and less stale (I bore easily)
- I accomplished my first health and fitness goal of the year
- I was in a cardio slump so I lost some weight
- Some days my runs energized me
- I slept well and went to bed earlier (if you know me you understand how significant this bullet is)
- Scheduling: working 40 + hours a week at my 9-5, meal planning and cleaning at home, and travelling between Kamloops and Vancouver several times made it difficult to fit runs in some days
- Some days my runs absolutely drained my energy
- It was difficult to fit extra curricular activities (i.e. blogging) in
As you see, the pros outweigh the cons. At times I loved to hate this challenge but in the end I loved it. I plan on incorporating another month or two of “Mile A Day” in 2013’s fitness goals and I’d love you to join me if you’re interested.
Cheers to Jen + Kelsie, my Kamloops pals who also completed Mile a Day in January. (I can’t wait to run outside without the snow).
Do you have any fitness goals/ ambitions/ resolutions that you’re working on, currently? Are you a runner?