Just because I’ve given up my mini-fitness challenge for February and instead given myself a focus of decreasing stress and a challenge to relax and read for the month of February, doesn’t mean that I’m not wanting to keep up on my fitness. Do you remember the running goal I made myself for 2017?
In case you missed my original personal goals post for 2017, I have signed up for a challenge to run 1000 km in 2017. When I first posted about it, I had only been on 1 run, and so my total was 3.5 km.
After that, I can’t say I made huge progress, but since my normal running partner is super pregnant, and my back-up running buddy has had a couple issues with hamstring injuries, I’ve had to rely on my own personal motivation (not the best…) to get myself up in the mornings in time for a run. Add to that we’ve had some very atypical weather for our area which brought snow and ice to our normally mild climate, I have had some difficulty getting out running…
But… That doesn’t mean I have made some progress… Let’s see my January calendar:
I went for a total of 5 runs in January. Pretty proud of myself for that… And February isn’t done yet, but it isn’t going as well… only 2 runs so far, but hopefully tomorrow morning will be another motivated morning and I’ll go for a run.
So, where does that put me on my 1000 km challenge? According to the challenge website (on MapMyRun.com) I have completed 31 of the 1000 km. (I mentioned in my original post I’m not worried about the final 17 km. 1000 is a nicer number.) Only 314 days left. I only have to run 3 km a day for the rest of the year to make it work… We all know that’s not going to happen, so I guess I’ll have to fit in some longer runs in there…
I have signed up for a 10 km race at the end of April, so I’m going to try and do some actual training for that… I said I was going to put together a training plan like I did for my half-marathon that I didn’t actually run… I’ll try to put that together later this week and try to post about it next week.
Do you have any fitness or running goals that you are working on? What are your struggles and how do you overcome them?