Hit the Ground Running: 100 miles in 100 days

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So you may wonder what I’ve been up to during this month of Hit the Ground Running posts. And the honest answer is not a whole lot, unfortunately. But I have been thinking about goals, and that counts for something, right?

I finally made it back to the gym last night for the first time in several weeks, and it felt nice to log some time on the treadmill and elliptical. I didn’t want to overdo it since I hadn’t been in a while, but at the same time, I am signed up to run a 5k in November. I’ve got to get a move on!

While I was working out, I started thinking about motivation and tried to come up with some new ideas for getting myself to the gym. I have a pretty competitive nature but don’t necessarily like the idea of stacking myself up against a friend when it comes to weight loss and/or fitness. It just seems like a bad idea.

But stacking myself up against, well … myself? That might work.

I’m setting out to do something: Run 100 miles in 100 days. This should get me close to the end of the year, and I think it’s a more-than-reasonable goal — one that should fit in with the limited time I have for going to the gym these days. It’ll get me moving, it’ll give me something to work toward, and it will hopefully give me some motivation.

I’ve even put a little ticker in my sidebar so I can keep up with how much I’ve done. I’m at 2 miles so far!

Anyone want to join up on this challenge for accountability? This is not to pit me against you but to encourage you to stretch yourself and reach a personal goal. Let me know!


3 responses to “Hit the Ground Running: 100 miles in 100 days

  1. LOVE THIS! I may do the same thing….on my elliptical. Does that count? I haven’t used it in like 3 months, so this may be exactly the motivation I needed.

    • Totally counts! I did half of my workout on the treadmill and half on the elliptical yesterday. I know I probably won’t find time to work out every day, so I’m going to get in extra miles here and there when I can!

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