Have any of you heard of this? 100 by summer. You run/walk/move your butt 100 miles by the beginning of summer. It's a good goal to have and I think it should be pretty easy to do. Last week I started Couch to 5K. The first couple of days I struggled. And I cheated. I jogged about 10 feet. Honestly. It got a little easier and now I can do the whole 60 seconds of jogging. (I ended up staying on week 1 for week two. Im just not ready to move on, and that's okay. I'll never be a marathon runner!) This morning, while on Instagram, I saw 100 by Summer and decided to combine both workouts. So I put my baby down for a nap, grabbed the monitor and my pedometer, and got out my older daughters bike out. We went out to the cul-de-sac and did my couch to 5K while she rode circles around me. I ended up with 1.58 miles under my belt. Only 98.42 to go! (yikes!!) Its the first day of doing Couch to 5K where Im not a complete sweaty mess and my legs don't feel like jello. That's a good thing!!
5 years ago I found myself at my heaviest and decided to do something about it. These past 5 years have been a struggle, to say the least, but I am much healthier today. Now I am over 100 lbs lighter than my heaviest, about 30 lbs from my lightest weight, and about 40 lbs from my goal. I will never be tiny, I will never be what most people call "thin" but my goal is health, not a bikini body.
I'm curious what YOUR favorite workouts are. I'm thinking about spinning and Zumba. Anyone try them? I think walking and jogging will be my main workout, since its easy to do with my kids, but I would like to give other workouts a chance when Hubby is home with the kids.
Who wants to do 100 by Summer with me?? Let's do it! I'm going to post my totals each day here.
____________ 7.74 miles
____________ 10.29 miles (25.99 miles so far, I better HUSTLE these next few weeks!)
____________ 18.52 miles (44.51 miles so far. A little bit better this week, but I have to do more!)
____________ 18.99 miles
____________ 26.75 miles (80.25 miles)
6/22 8.56 (I'm counting this only because this was the American Cancer Society's relay weekend, and I did these miles over 20 hours from Friday into Saturday.)
So 88.81 miles in one month, one week. Not bad! I didn't hit my goal of 100 miles, but now I know I can do it if I try a bit harder. I am NOT an athlete, I am NOT a power walker, I am NOT a runner. I am just a regular girl who is trying to become more active. I know I could do it if I had a bit more time. And next time I do this, I KNOW I will hit that goal!!!