October 2020 goal: run 100 miles
Progress: 50 miles down, 50 more to go
First and foremost, let me just say that I absolutely hate running. As a former soccer player, I remember our off-season days and having to do only fitness/running. That notion and resentment towards running is still there.
In the last days of September, I was searching for a fitness goal. I recently finished the insanity workout videos, and was looking for a challenge. What should I do?
Partially inspired by David Goggins who is an ultra marathon runner, I started looking for running challenges and came across a challenge-100 miles in one month. (Side note: if you haven’t yet read “Can’t hurt me” by David Goggins…it is a must)
100 miles? Could I do this? Do I want to do this? eh…maybe later. Maybe when we’re not in a pandemic. Maybe when I get the proper shoes. Maybe when I’m in better shape. Maybe when I don’t have to work 12 hour shifts. Maybe…maybe..maybe. Excuse after excuse as to why I shouldn’t and wouldn’t.
Days went by and I couldn't stop thinking about the challenge. Would I learn something new about myself while doing it?
As with any month, I like to write down my monthly goals. I found myself writing it down…100 miles. Alright…fuck it. Let’s do it
What have I learned so far?
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Do you have a fitness goal? Any gear you recommend for a newbie runner? Let me know below