January 2, 2011

Fitness Challenge Progress: First 2 Days

Happy Sunday all!  Today is the official Sunday Challenge progress report.  Only 2 days, and I provided a sneak peak yesterday, but nonetheless...

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 1

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.

Day 2

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.


  1. Happy New Year!!! I've only done 3 miles over the last two days b/c I'm sick:( But should be better tomorrow and planning on getting in a good 5 then:)

  2. That's a great start. I'd love to do the challenge butni am afraid that I will be too stressed out about it. I want to see how everyone else does this time around and then hopefully it will inspire me to go for it next time. Keep up the good work.

  3. Great start! I got in my 3.6 yesterday and just got home from church today. I have to go to the store, and when I get home I will treadmill and elliptical it to the tune of 3 miles or so! I'm so happy for this challenge to keep me accountable!

  4. i'm feeling a little slack-tastic, but i was planning to start tomorrow. my friend rebecca over at thebertalert.blogspot.com is also doing it and has crushed 6 miles so far. i'm gonna try for 4 tomorrow so that i'll be able to walk this week :)

  5. Great start, everyone! I'm afraid I'm not as far along as our fearless leader. I ran two miles yesterday because I was short on time. Today I ran/walked 3, so I'm at total of 5. Only 95 miles to go! Good luck, fellow participants!

  6. Only got those 2 miles in on Saturday. :( But I am pushing for 5-6 tonight and a lot more this week. I was just thinking that if I still lived in Lawrence I would totally rack up the miles by walking to and from work each day like I used to. I live too far from work now, but that would be a great way for someone who lives within walking distance of work, grocery stores, etc to reach their 100 in 1 month! Plus, it's good for the environment! :)

  7. I didn't run on Saturday, but went 6 1/2 on Sunday so should be still on track. Happy New Year everyone!!

  8. I got in 5 miles(4 miles jogging 1 mile walk on Sat and 4.83( 4miles jogging and .83 walk and cool down) on Sunday. My legs are feeling it so I'm going to just walk today. Keep up the good work every one. Have a great week!!

  9. 6/100 down. Going to add 3 more tonight after work! So lucky to have a 3 mile loop at Memorial Park in Houston.

    Is anyone else doing 100 in January in Houston?

    My friend Molly is my walking bud (along with our dogs Louis and Bess).

  10. Got 4 miles in last night and going for another 4 this afternoon! That will bring me to 8 miles.... this is going to be tough!


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