Chasing Davies: Fitness Challenge Progress: Days 17-23

January 23, 2011

Fitness Challenge Progress: Days 17-23

Getting towards the end of this challenge, and it's definitely not getting easier (as I thought it might would have).  It's not impossible either, it's just keeping me from getting too relaxed about working out.  However, I have skipped a one or two too many days that will make the last 8 days a bit challenging (oh wait, this IS a challenge, right?).

Ok, here is my day 17 through 23 recap:

Monday, Day 17:  I was off work for MLK day, so ran in the morning and then hit up yoga in the evening.

Tuesday, Day 18: Nada, No miles, Not a One.  Instead of working out over lunch at work like I do a lot, I went to lunch at my friend's to visit with her and her sweet little 3 month old.  And after work, it was cold, I was tired and just lost my motivation.  Oops.

Wednesday, Day 19: Ok, feeling more energized today to get miles in, even DESPITE a giant white out snow storm that came through today.  On my way home, I stopped at the gym that is only 2 miles from my house.  Got my miles in, and then it took me 30 minutes to drive those 2 miles home, but I ran.

Thursday, Day 20: Still recovering from the snow storm, I worked from home today.  By the afternoon, the roads were a lot better.  I had a doctor appointment, so on my way home from that, I hit up the gym again for a few miles.

Friday, Day 21: Back at work, freezing cold, crazy busy.  Ok, what I'm trying to say is, I let every little excuse stop me from working out today.  So I got no miles in.  But did see The King's Speech with my hubs - and that was a really good movie. I understand all the nominees and awards. :)

Saturday, Day 22: Knowing I skipped Tuesday and Friday, I knew I was going to have to make it up this weekend.  So I hit the gym mid-morning to get in at least 5 miles - succeed.  Then I hit up brunch/lunch with a group of girl friends. Yum.

Sunday, Day 23: Again, mid-morning, I drug myself to the gym to see how far I could get.  I knew I wanted to do over 4 miles, but hoping to have enough patience to do 5.  Well, just a little over 4 miles, I hoped off and rushed around to the grocery store and then to meet a friend to see Country Strong.  A good movie, I enjoyed it, and I understand why it's not nominated. :)

So adding up the 5 days I did run - I got in 21.09 miles. Add to the 51.21 I have done in the first weeks - I'm at a total of 72.30 miles down and 27.70 to 8 days (Average of 3.46 a day).  I can do this.

How are you all doing?? EIGHT MORE DAYS!