One Month, One Hundred Mile Challenge

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Hello Again!

Sorry its been a while, last week I was out for an amazing Spring Break. While I admit to spending most of my time drinking mimosas and soaking up the sun, I also started planning for this new project of mine. Well, it’s not so much a project as a new workout regimen. As of April 5, 2013, I have begun the One Month, One Hundred Miles Challenge! A.K.A. I am going to be running 100 miles in the next four weeks.

I first learned about this challenge from a girl in my sorority, she has since finished it three times! Needless to say, this challenge came highly recommended and has begun to take over my sorority with a group of five of us beginning this week. So between sunbathing and vegging out, I started planning my new healthy life challenge. This is what my calendar looks like…

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Let’s be honest, one hundred miles in a month sounds really daunting. But, what I have found is that when you break it down by day, it’s really not that bad. Here are some key tips for beginners just like me:

  1. Stay consistent. Running a little bit everyday is a lot easier than trying to make up 12 miles at the end of the month.
  2. Plan ahead. Most of us already have a good idea what our schedules look like over the course of a month. With that being said, plan for it. If you can’t run every day, come up with a schedule that works for you. Running every day works for me, but the good thing is that this challenge can be tailored to your schedule.
  3. Eat well. This one goes without saying, but when I was preparing for this challenge, on the days I didn’t eat well it was A LOT harder to force myself off the couch. If you are going to take this challenge why not try and get the most out of it?

I know this challenge sounds intimidating, but I’ll let you in on a secret. I am a terrible runner, and distance running really freaks me out. I grew up not knowing I had a mild heart condition, so every time I would run long-ish distances, I would faint. This has since been fixed, but I still have this mental block in regards to distance running, and that is why I am taking this challenge.

Eventually, I would like to work up to a half marathon, maybe even a full marathon! But, that’s in the very distant future, and a few miles a day sounds great to me. I would love if you guys joined me in this challenge, and every week I will keep you updated on my checkpoints!

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