I was all “I can do that! That’s not much more than 365!” and then I started thinking about it , and it turned into “wow, 500. That’s, like, 10 miles a week. That’s almost 2 miles a day. YIKES.”
But, so far, I have run 20 miles in 13 days. Less than two weeks and I’m still on top of it! I’m not just running 2 miles each time….every couple of days I’ll run 3, which helps me keep up with my goal.
But you know what’s really exciting? When I got on the treadmill yesterday, I didn’t want to stop at 2 miles, because I was feeling good, I could keep going. But I didn’t want to stop at 3 miles, because that would put me at 19 miles total so far, and well, that’s just not even or acceptable in my brain. So I just kept going until I hit 4 miles and 20 total! It was the first time I’d ever run more than 3.1 miles (and that has only happened a couple of times since I started running). I was pretty excited (as you know, if you saw my status update).
There are some days when it takes all I’ve got to run two miles, and on those days, I have to stop and walk every once in a while. So I know that I won’t be able to run three or four miles every day now. BUT, I DO know that I CAN do it! It is possible and that is super exciting!
I also committed myself to run 13 5Ks in 2013. Whew. I did 7 last year, and most of those were at the end of the year, so I know I can do one a month (with a couple of extras thrown in). I’ve registered for five virtual races (including one with Team Mamavation!) and one “real” race in April. So, I’ve got six through June, which is a good start. If anybody local (or not, for the virtual races) wants to join me, it’s always more fun to do them together!
Oh, and I think I’ve lost those couple of pounds I put on over the holidays. Woo!