Last month I committed to running 100 miles. I think this is the most I’ve run in a single month, but my memory isn’t always the best. I ran everyday except for two, and took those two days off because my quads needed a rest day.
To celebrate, I ran my final three miles and took myself on a date to the mountains.
Running everyday wasn’t hard, and I think it’s because my usual runs were 3-4 miles, with a few longer ones in the mix. This made daily runs totally manageable.
Per usual I learned some things the last month, and also reminded myself of things I already knew yet somehow forgot. It’s time for another round of running rambles.
Recent Running Realizations
1. Having a goal gives you motivation, like seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.
2. Running makes you leaner, as long as you don’t eat cupcakes after every run.
3. Running uphill is necessary, because life is all about steady progress towards a positive slope. No time for stagnant straight lines. Improvements spark success.
5. A run, is a run, is a run. I had complete peace about a couple “only two milers,” and never stressed about my pace. In fact my pace improved! Hard work gets results.
6. Running makes you rich. Physically, mentally, spiritually, and sometimes literally.
7. Running is the perfect way to de-stress. I’d be lying if I said this supervisor stuff wasn’t stressful at times during the learning process.
8. Doing things with other people keeps you accountable. One of my coworkers was running allllll the miles too, and we would send each other completed run photos.
9. Running with short hair wins everything.
10. Good shoes are like good friends. It’s always sad to say goodbye.
I’ve been running in the same pair of shoes for…SIX years (with other shoes rotated in for a few of those years)!!! YEARS people. Runners know shoes need to be rotated every 5-6 months (or 500-600miles) so this is HUGE. Barefoot running has completed me in every possible way. The holes indicate it is now time for another pair.
I think 100 mile months are a new thing.
My last words of wisdom for the day are…
You can do ANYTHING you set your mind to, so go out there and DO IT!
Q: What have you set your mind to and accomplished lately?