Last Monday, July First, Denise from Go Cheap Go Home invited me to join her, in the July 100 mile mom challenge. The goal is to move 100 miles in 31 days. According to the website you can run, walk, or crawl. But the goal is to move your ass everyday. Every. Day.
Once upon a time, I would have jumped at this kind of venture. Not so much since becoming a mom. I'm happy just to be out there. Just to be running. Just to day dream about when I felt invincible.
I had a slow month in June, and felt like my heal needed a break. Then my running partner went on vacation. I was averaging 18 miles a week about 72 miles a month for the 3 months prior to June. Then with the time I took off in June, I didn't even run 60. But I love a challenge, and the thing is that July is the month to start stepping it up. I have some big goals for the half in October. So this sounded like a great idea.
Here's my week...
So this wasn't a huge jump, I'm just running the length of my short run day. I'm not running any long runs, but I'm also not taking any days off. I'm out of my comfort zone, and I'm both a little scared and very excited.
What if I can't do it.
It says I can walk. I walk 2-5 miles 5 days a week. That's just for funsies, I always do that. That's not a challenge. I would feel like a failure if I had to use any walking miles to complete the challenge.
One week down. Three to go. I'll post about it here, in case you want to cheer me on...