Welcome to week five of the 2,018 miles in 2018 Challenge!
Can you believe we are already one month into the year? Time flies!
My biggest lesson this month was that everyday I wake up with a choice; I can DO or NOT DO something that brings me closer to my goal.
Take, for example, the 2,018 miles in 2018 challenge. There were several days this week that I didn’t feel like running. In particular I didn’t feel like running on Saturday. I ran 14 miles the day before and my legs were sore. I was tired. I really wanted to go to the mall. I had tons of reasons why I didn’t want to run. But, I thought about this blog and my weekly check-in, and I didn’t want to report a big fat 0 on a day that I was supposed to run 10 miles.
So, I got on the treadmill. I told myself I could stop after six miles if I really wanted to. I ran six, then felt like I could do one more. Than another. I made it to 10. On a day that I didn’t feel like running at all and was super tempted to skip out, I eked out 10 miles.
I can’t say that I’ll do that everyday or keep up this pace all year, but I’m sure going to try.
I like to run in the mornings, but this week I had meetings at 8am almost everyday! This meant that even though I woke up at 5am, I couldn’t get my full “goal” miles in before work. That meant double workout days almost everyday this week.
2,018 miles in 2018 week 5 miles
Monday, January 29: 9 miles run (9.65 total)
Tuesday, January 30: 9 miles run (10.3 miles total) + 80 burpees + weights
Wednesday, January 31: 8 miles run (10.47 total)
Thursday, February 1: 5 miles run (8.29 total) + 100 burpees + weights
Friday, February 2: 14 miles run (16.48 total)
Saturday, February 3: 10 miles run (12 total)
Sunday, February 4: 0 miles run (1 total)
Total miles run: 55
Total miles: 68.19
In the month of January, I ran 226.8 miles. Between January 1 and today, I’ve run 255.8 miles. My total mileage, including walking/running/other workouts, is 283.2 for January. I’m so psyched that this week I beat my all time high from week 4 of the challenge!
So far, I’m on track for the 2,018 goal!
I would like to incorporate more weights into my workouts. But, right now it’s difficult to fit in the mileage + weights. How do you balance your running with weights, yoga and classes? Do you still do weights if you are trying to get in high miles?
Do you have any races coming up?