Saturday, February 28, 2015

Still plugging along

I have been so negligent about writing in February! I wish I had time to truly update this blog, but it's a hectic time, and I'm juggling so much work and so many projects I can barely come up for air.


But I'm still walking/jogging, though less jogging in the past two weeks. I must get re-focused as there are some key dates coming in March: registration for the MCM (!) and the 11-mile race that, if I finish, means I'm automatically in the MCM and don't need to rely on good luck (it's a lottery system for getting in the marathon). Both events mean I must seriously get my mind back in the game.

It's only been about halfway in the game these past few weeks. The streak continues, but with not as much heart as before. And my eating is hit or miss, with more misses than I'm comfortable with. But if I'm proud about anything, it's that I haven't allowed the bitter cold weather to stop me from completing my long distances. Last weekend, faced with doing 8 miles either on Friday (sunny but a "feels like 4 degrees") or Saturday (warmer, in the low 30s, but snow), I took my chances on Friday. I was out there a long time (not only did I do 8 miles, I did it on the very hilly Custis Trail) and it took forever to warm back up, but boy did I feel proud. Today was only 6 miles, and a little warmer, and while I was utterly exhausted from a busy week, I'm able to check that off, too.

Here's where I stand in my training. (Yes, there ARE more 1-milers than I'd like....) But this makes 123 days in a row!

252 days until the MCM: Walked 1 mile 
251 days until the MCM: Walked 1 mile 
250 days until the MCM: Walked 1 mile 
249 days until the MCM: Walked 1 mile 
248 days until the MCM: Walked/jogged 8 miles 
247 days until the MCM: Walked 1 mile  
246 days until the MCM: Walked 1 mile 
245 days until the MCM: Walked 1 mile 
244 days until the MCM:Walked 2 miles 
243 days until the MCM:  Walked 1.5 miles
242 days until the MCM: Walked 1.5 miles 
241 days until the MCM:  Walked 1 + 1 miles
240 days until the MCM: Walked 6 miles 


  1. Still believing in you and your reaching your goal!!
    Keep the faith.