The first month of the Winter 100 Challenge is nearly over and I want to check in with all of my participants to see how everyone is doing.
I am in unknown territory. In the past, if I ran during the winter, it was sporadic and only short distances. This year, I’m running consistently (usually 4 days a week) and one of those runs is a double digit mileage run. I’m still getting used to how I need to dress for the dropping temperatures. Although, we’ve had some random warm days this December here in MD which was nice.
On Sunday, I ran 12 miles. When I headed out the door, it was about 30 degrees. To me, that is cold. I know a lot of you live in places that are even colder right now. I don’t know how you do it! When I first stepped outside, that chill in the air made me want to run back inside, throw on my comfy yoga pants and sweatshirt and sit in front of the fire with my hot cup of coffee. Unfortunately, I knew those miles wouldn’t run themselves so I forced myself to suck it up and hit the pavement. No matter how the marathon goes on race day, I know I will be proud of myself for sticking with my training through the winter.
As of today, I have logged 66 miles since December 1st. Zain has run 24 of those miles with me. If my training goes as planned until the end of the month, I may even hit 100 before January 1st! Then I’ll have to work on making sure Zain gets in his miles :).
How is the Winter 100 Challenge going for you? Have you encountered any obstacles in your training? Are you finding it difficult to get out to run/walk with the cooler temperatures?
When you’re having a hard time getting going this winter, just say to yourself: Garmin…Sparkly Soul…Go Sport ID…SparkleSkirts…Gu…Ryders Eyewear…Nuun. That will help remind you of the prizes you have the chance to win if you log those 100 miles!
(If you haven’t signed up for the challenge yet, you still can!)