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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's resolutions. Yeah, almost everyone has them. Unlike most people though, I live up to the ones that I make (like drinking my coffee black last year.) So now it's that time again. I didn't give it any thought to be honest until today. Along came a post on Facebook from a friend wondering how many miles they were going t do. I, not knowing what it involved, just threw up 2,014. For what ever reason, my eyes looked at the number and thought "Ok thats probably like 2 or 3 miles a day. More like a little more than twice that. Now I would just love to do that many miles just for kicks because of the year, but reality tells me to be more realistic. Then I noticed someone mentioned a friend doing 1.000 miles this past year. "WHERE'S THE CALCULATOR. THAT'S LIKE A HALF MILE A DAY.........." Nope, more like what I thought 2014 was. So the GEARS start TUUUUURNING. I figure it out and it's almost 20 miles a week, which is about where the half marathon training runs were at for the week last year. Prior to all this mess of thinking, I had committed to another friend that I was going to run a mile for 100 days out of the year, with a couple rules like run every Monday and minumum of 3 days a week. So now with that and now this new idea, I'm playing with the numbers. Two miles everyday, three miles everyday would be, if I run this many miles on alternate days and a long run this day, but if I run 1 through 7 miles starting on the first day of the week, and so on. But then I was like, "YOU CAN'T RUN 20 MILES EVERY WEEK IN THE WINTER!" STOP THE CRAZY TRAIN! Ok............................
........So here's were I come out. The ONE New Year's Resolution. Run something EVERYDAY! No obligation to any number, just run how ever I feel. Oh the 1.000 miles this year is still there as well, but one will compliment the other for motivation. Running everyday will be a display of daily dedication and discipline. The 1,000 miles will be a goal. And then..............there's the plan of running the Rock n Roll half marathon in Vegas this year (higher mileage training runs.) As simple as it gets, it's still that complicated. Oh wait.........that's right. NEVERMIND! I'm just running everyday......................
...................or whatever!
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FLGIRL1234 1/1/2014 11:56AM

    I committed to the 1,000 mile challenge. There is an actual website just for this so I signed up. You can even have people on your team (by email invite) and you kind of compete against each other and motivate each other to get to the mileage because you can see each others runs and how many they have etc because it posts them on a leaderboard. Honestly I am a little scared to commit to 19 miles a week but there is a phrase "If your dreams don't scare you then they are not big enough" so I'm gonna go for it. Nothing to lose and I swear this year is MY year. I am totally making up for last year. Starting today. Headed out for my first miles toward the year. Whoo hoo!>
p.s. with that other challenge (1 mile for every 3 days thing) know if you did the 1,000 challenge you would be trumping that one because you're doing more. I say go for the 1,000 challenge and don't worry about the other since youre technically still doing that one anyway. It will keep your mind clear. lol

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