#Miles4MAMA – Update

#Miles4MAMA – Update

I started the #Miles4MAMA challenge way back in September.

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My challenge, was to run 500km before the 13th July. No problem I thought. No sweat. I could do this easily. 500km is nothing. (It ISN’T nothing. It’s 311 miles.)

And I started, and I half heartedly went with it. Running, then stopping. Then running. Then stopping. Then, my last run of 2015. I fell over.

Head over heels.

I looked a fool but I only dented my pride nothing else. So that was it. From November I didn’t run again for the rest of the year.

Then 2016 came and with it my “resolutions” including one to run more, but not beat myself up if I didn’t. Alongside some blood test results that showed my cholesterol creeping with my blood pressure being all over the place. Not where I want it to be.

So I started. Running. Then we went on holiday (and became cruise converts) and I kept running. Admittedly I only went three times on the ship, but that is three times more than I have ever ran on holiday before.

And slowly, I have been able to run more. Whereas back in September I struggled to run for any period of time, I’ve slowly built up and can now run for 30 minutes. Yes, it’s still a struggle BUT I’m doing it. My longest run to date is 3.44 miles which took me just under 35 minutes.

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But the big question is where does this leave me on my goal? I have just under 4 months left to reach 311 miles.

At my last update, with a measly eight runs, I had done a total of 15.55 miles, leaving me 295.45 miles to go, so what can I add?

In January and February I ran 29.91 miles, with most miles being run in February. And I will continue, I am choosing to make this non-negotiable.

#Miles4MAMA February Update

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And while I might not get to my target by 13th July, needing to run 66 miles a month (eeeep) I will keep running, for MAMA Academy, for my boys, for me. I will get to my target, maybe just a little late.

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