it’s not a huge distance and although I did on many days achieve a considerable amount more than the 1mile minimum, it was more about the habit forming and actually making just that little bit of time to train each day.
I’m not finished and by the time I got to around the 20 day mark I had already decided my next challenge, my next challenge will be to complete 50 miles during the month of February. 28 days to reach the 50 mile mark. This will require me to run 1.78 at least every day for 28 days. Now that is a considerable increase to what I have been used to but if I can tick off some 2 mile plus runs then I will be able to ease that number throughout the month.
I am being asked why? You have done well during January why bother to continue? Well the reason is to keep that routine of doing something each day even if that only equates to the 20-25 mins that I have been used to its still something and it just shows that you only need a small amount of time to get your body moving. I am not going to be bombarding social media though throughout the month of February I should think everyone is sick of seeing that every day during Jan.
I also plan to think of another challenge for the month of March, one thing that I do believe has inspired me to write these challenges down and stick to them is actually from watching this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIOcQinK2bU Tom Mendoza is actually someone that I have come across whilst in my professional career, Tom is the Vice Chairman for NetApp. But having watched the video I was inspired to set myself some personal goals. I have always been quite good at setting my professional goals although not setting time frames but personal goals has never really been something I have considered.
Obviously being a bit of a geek I have been compiling the results and different metrics based on my runs. First of all the following picture outlines the complete month and each run in metrics.
A total of 43.86 Miles, in 8 hours burning 11,953 calories for someone that doesn’t really run.
For the next 28 days I will trying to knock down the 50 mile challenge I have set myself, you can follow me and anyone else that feels like taking part using the following #50MileFeb2015 I will follow this challenge up at the end of Feb and announce my March2015 challenge. If you have any suggestions for March then please comment below.