Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Goal Success - Average 5K per Day in May

Okay, I successfully finished up my May 2017 goal today. Here are my final monthly stats:

Runs: 30
Distance: 100.61 miles
Total Time: 14h 19m 57s
Avg Distance per Run: 3.35 miles (100.61 miles / 30 runs)
Avg Distance per Day: 3.24 miles (100.61 miles / 31 days)

Now, my next goal is to average 4 miles per day in June 2017. I will start that tomorrow (weather permitting).

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 2017 - Goal Update - Still on Pace

My goal for May is to average a 5K per day. That is 3.1 miles/day multiplied by 31 days. So, this is day 24. I have 7 to go. I am definitely on pace to meet this goal, but I still need to finish the month strong. Here is my progress so far:

Runs: 24
Distance: 78.71 miles
Total Time: 11h 10m 39s
Avg Distance: 3.28 miles

Friday, May 19, 2017

Yeah, I Totally Spaced It!

Boss: "How come your report isn't on my desk yet?"
You: "Yeah, I totally spaced it."

Farmer: "Wow, you planted perfect rows of crops in that field."
You: "Yeah, I totally spaced it."

Coach: "Holy cow, you knocked that baseball out of the park."
You: "Yeah, I totally spaced it."

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Running is Not Glamorous

Whoo, it was hot and humid yesterday. I ended up running four miles, but it was mentally and physically hard. The temperature was near 80 and the humidity was near 100%. That is pretty wild for mid-May in northern Wisconsin. I sweated through all my clothes after the first mile or so, which left me to deal with my own stink for the next three. Seriously, no matter how fast you run or what you do, you cannot outrun or out maneuver your own smell. On top of that, the sunscreen applied to my face continually mixed with my sweat and dripped into my eyes. The constant ocular stinging and partial vision just added to the fun. Oh, and the bugs were out in bigger numbers than before. So, little black things with wings stuck on all my exposed skin as I ran around the countryside. Finally, my nose kept clogging and unclogging over and over, so I had to use my sweaty shirt to unceremoniously wipe it about a dozen times in between moments of not being able to breathe. Have you ever tried to wipe away slimy snot with a wet rag? It doesn't work very well. Still, with all these downsides and trials to deal with, I still enjoy being outdoors and exercising and conquering goals. I just need to remember to take it one stinky, sweaty, disgusting step at a time. And, if I'm being honest, it still beats running on cold winter days.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

5K per Day in May

I am trying to average a 5K (3.1 miles) every single day in the month of May. This is day 11 and I have 32.42 miles total, which gives me 2.95 miles average per day. So, I am behind my goal right now. However, this is including one missed day (May 1st) due to tiredness. I had run a total of 28 miles over the prior 3 days to reach a different goal in April.

So, overall I am happy with my current May progress. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get this done, and most likely my daily average will be comfortably over the 5K mark.

Assuming I can accomplish this current goal, my next goal will be to average a 4 Mile Run every single day in June. And assuming I get that done, I would like to average a 10K (6.2 miles) every single day in July. (Edit on 5/28/2017: I changed my mind. Instead of the 10K per day in July, I will plan to run 45 minutes/day at no more than a 9:00 minute mile pace to get 5 miles per day. My goal will to run for 24 total hours in July and accumulate 155 miles.)

We will see how it goes.