Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Month 7 of competition

UPDATE:  In my last post I talked about my brother-in-law and the accident he was in.  As of today, he is breathing on his own, and has been for over a week.  He has been moved from the hospital to a long term care facility.  There are some more positive signs; he has more facial expressions and even an eye partially open at times.  However, he still has not yet woken up.  Please continue to pray for him and his wife.         


The first month back to competition after taking time of for surgery and recovery was a rough one.

Not only had I not been keeping up the same momentum my friend had, it was also the first month with a 60 mile goal.  I was coming off a month of rest and recovery.  Yes, I still got some miles in, but nothing like my best friend did.  For the second month in a row she broke the 100 mile mark.

June (goal of 50 miles):
Miles walked: 14.72
Minutes exercised: 650 = 21.67 miles
Water intake: 21/30 days = 3.00 miles
TOTAL: 39.39 miles
I didn't hit the goal, but was still very proud of the mileage I was able to achieve.  The one area where I could have done better was in my water intake.  It is actually rather difficult, for me at least, to drink the proper amount of water if I'm not exercising. 
I was all set and psyched for July to begin.  I had been slowly building back up to my daily totals and felt confident...and a bit cocky... about winning.  I started off really well, and then had a long holiday weekend.  Not the easiest time to be thinking about exercising.  It was hot too.  I'm talking 110 and higher.  I pushed through though.  My foot would often remind me that it wasn't back to normal yet.  My other foot was beginning to get cranky, almost like it was jealous of the attention the other one had.  I kept telling it that that type of attention isn't the good kind.  We'll have to wait and see if it listened.
I knew I was behind on the mileage a bit, but felt confident that I was close.  When my best friend and I checked in with each other early in the month she was already 11 miles ahead of me.  That wasn't close enough for me, so I stepped up my game.  On the morning of July 19th she messaged me that she was done.  On July 20th, I reached the 60 mile goal.  I was only a day behind and I was honestly very proud of that.  I didn't win, but I sure gave it my best.  I continued to push hard and stretched to see if I could reach 100 miles in one month.  I didn't quite make it.
July (goal of 60 miles):
Miles walked: 44.98
Minutes exercised: 1208 = 40.27 miles
Water intake 26/31 days = 4.75 miles
TOTAL: 90 miles
I am SO SUPER PROUD of achieving 90 miles.  90 MILES!!  So, yes it is a bonus that it was a perfectly rounded number.  Totally made the organized part of me smile. 
August will be another great month. 
I know I can hit the 60 with ease. 
I believe I can push through and reach a total of 100. 
I will do my best to actually win this month.
Wish me luck!!


  1. 90 miles?! I'm awed. Don't beat yourself up and remember to pat yourself on the back for doing great!

    1. Thank you Colleen!! I am super competitive, but I also know my limits. Reaching 90 miles totally had me celebrating.