I wanted to start off strong, get some good miles in so I don't feel like I'm constantly in a state of catch up. That usually stresses me out, and I know I'll be in that state several times this month already. I pushed myself pretty hard to for my current fitness state, and I'm a little sore - but I feel good! My jeans already feel a little better. :)
It's been cold here in KC, so I've stuck to the treadmill these first two days. I'd really like to hit the pavement soon...
Day 1 - including walking a warm up of about 5 minutes and about a 3 minutes walking cool down I did a combination of walking, jogging and running - including some sprinting! I was red faced and sweaty when I finished.
Day 2 - Today I wanted to do about 4 miles. I was feeling a wee-bit sore from yesterday, so thought 4 miles would be a good goal. I still did about a 5 minute walking warm up and a combination of walking, jogging and some faster running, but less faster running and more solid jogging today. I ended up doing 4.5 miles as I was feeling pretty good around 4 mile marker. I decided to keep going a bit.
Now I feel even a wee bit more sore - but in a good way. I'm going to relax the rest of today and tomorrow I may skip mileage all together and hit up yoga.
Overall Progress: 9.5 miles done; 90.5 to go... yikes!
Now for all you participating! Either comment here to let everyone know how you're doing or post on your blog so we can all keep track of everyone's progress, and provide any tips for different struggles we each may face. Let's remember to be each other's support group and motivation! Good Luck to all!
And if you haven't signed up yet or started - there is still time. At only 2 days in, you can totally still jump on board. You can also take this challenge and apply it to what is right for you. The main goal is that we challenge ourselves for ONE month only. It should be hard, but not harmful and everyone is different.