I did it.
52 miles total for #50milesinjuly
(Whomp! There it is!)
Two months ago I had absolutely no idea I would become so obsessed with running again, in the middle of summer no less, all because of a hashtag challenge on Instagram, but thereyouhaveit.
Something about these little hashtags clicked for me though and gave me a goal.
Apparently I'm goal oriented.
Even though the sweat is pouring, bugs are sticking to me (and occasionally being swallowed) (although I will break my no spitting rule if a bug is involved), music is blaring, and I might be huffing like a 3-pack-a-day smoker (I'm not)...I'm totally down with this running thing.
And it feels awesome.
I met my running group Saturday morning, at 5:45 mind you, and knocked out 7 sweaty miles.
It was hard.
But I'm glad I did it.
I love the challenge of pushing my body to do more, even when it doesn't particularly want to and I have to play the mental game of okay, run to that tree, good, now make it to that sign, alrighty then, let's go for the bridge...and so forth.
Running longer distances is 98% mental.
I finished this month's challenge Monday morning with a final 5 miles.
I was very thankful for late morning sprinklers.
Can I get a whoop-whoop?!?!
And? I think I would have racked up some more miles but I worked hard to finish early because of our upcoming vacation (stay tuned).
I can't wait to crush August!
Who's with me?
It'll be fun.
It'll be fun.