Monday, February 2, 2015

Exercise check in

Here we are at the beginning of February 2015.  How is everyone doing on their new year's goals?

Me?  So far so good, even though I lost.  But losing is just a bigger motivator.

Let me explain.

My best friend and I are in a friendly exercise competition this year.  I talked about it in my last post.  Each month we have a fresh chance to beat the other. 

In January, thanks to a very large home improvement project, my friend was able to get her 40 miles in by the 24th.  I was in the lead just the day before.  It is further proof that exercise is often hiding where we least expect it. 

So on Monday I shipped off the special $10 prize for reaching the goal first.  On Tuesday (27th) I crossed my 40 mile mark.  I ended up finishing the month with a total of 44.49 miles.  I found areas where I could increase my productivity and get more miles in.  This is vitally important because come April our monthly goal is 50 miles.

In the meantime I'm resetting my mile count and trekking along to 40.  So if you need me I'll be outside.