Goal: 100 miles (hiked, walked or ran)
Completed: 55.8 miles
No big deal you know why? Because I get to try it again next month! I’m now realizing that 100 miles is a lot more than the nothing I was doing last month. I think I had hoped a couple of things:
- That I’d walk/run every single day: just not doable with three jobs.
- I’d accomplish all the miles outdoors.
- My hikes would bring in more miles.
In reality, it’s winter folks. It’s not only cold out there but it’s also more difficult to hike fifteen plus miles in the snow, during shorter days. I think my hiking partner in crime is excited to hear that I’m continuing this challenge one more month because she knows I’ll try anything new just to get outside. I’m thankful for her because she organizes each hike and gets me moving when I’d prefer to stay in bed. I’m also thankful for a new running/walking buddy that I have that’s a text away on my lunch breaks. It’s difficult to get out there everyday but he’s always encouraging it. The gym at my job is free and there is no reason why I shouldn’t be utilizing that more frequently. Although I hate the treadmill, I just need to hop on, even if it’s for ten minutes, to get me moving halfway through the day.
As for my other two small goals, I was successful. I drank a big glass of lemon water almost every single day this month right after waking up. Not only does it kick-start my system, but I think the fresh lemons have helped prevent illness (the beau has had the Frankencold for over a week now). I’ve also done 10 squats with almost each visit to the bathroom at work. This one hasn’t become a habit quite yet, but I’m going to continue both into February as well.
There will be a new goal for the month of February that will be announced later tonight.. once I’m done creating a banner (which is difficult without photoshop and without knowing anything about photoshop).
Did you set any goals for the month of January? Did you reach them?