A little over a month ago, I announced that I was participating in the Pile on the Miles challenge this November:
Not one to set goals for myself and never actually follow through and see if I achieved them….Here I am to report back on how I did!
The challenge was to walk or run more during the month of November, with a goal to pile on extra miles, not pounds, during this food filled time of year.
While I did pile on some pounds last month, lol, I think I definitely achieved my goal of walking AND running more. My goal for the month of November was to log at least 100 miles total on my Fitbit, and to run 40 miles. A big improvement on my New Years resolution to run 25 miles in a month, eh? I’m still kind of in awe at the improvements I’ve made in my running this year, even despite my month in a cast over the summer.
Let’s see how I did:
I get a weekly email from Fitbit letting me know my stats for the previous week and, upon looking at my emails from November, it’s pretty clear I crushed my overall goal…by 20 miles! I’m sure my increase in running helped.
I was pretty sure I would achieve this goal easily, but the running goal was a little more of a challenge…
BARELY nailed it! I definitely found myself increasing my mileage toward the end of the month. I remember not wanting to run more than 3 or 3.5 on my last run before my race, but I calculated This was A) to be prepared for my 10K on the 28th and B) to make sure I’d reach 40 miles. And I did!
Since I no longer have access to the Fitness Center in the building I used to work in, I have been focusing a lot more on my running lately (and the occasional living room workout with hand weights!) – needless to say, I have kept up with the running since Thanksgiving, and I already have 15 miles logged in just the first week of December!
I don’t know how I’m going to keep up as Winter approaches… I have been bundling up for my 40 degree morning jogs (which REALLY isn’t that bad, I know), but luckily I usually have sun…until now. It’s slated to SNOW tonight! In California. What the heck?!
This is my “I’m Makeupless and Frightened of Running in Cold Weather” face. You likey?
Have a great weekend and stay warm!
Runners: How many miles to you run each month?
How are you staying active during the holiday season?