Friday, February 5, 2016

Winter Warrior Finish

I did it! I made it 31 days outside everyday for at least a mile. It as cool.
So let's start with some math. 1 mile for 31 days means 31 miles and kudos to the people who logged with me everyday. I like to cheer for these people because the guy who logged 100 miles in the first week-yeah, you don't need the support like we do. We know the struggle man. :)
Anyway by the half way point I was amazed I had logged 40 miles. I had also started logging some pain but the brain high was too awesome to stop. I caught a cold and went back down to walking my 1.2 mile dog loop and fighting off the feelings of lazy and slow.
Once the cold was trailing off I pushed hard and walked my loop before work and ran after work the last 2 days to finish strong with 81.64 miles.
What you say??? ( I wish I could up the font and type it again)
81.64 miles
And all I got for it was a shirt, which I paid for.
But seriously it changed me ever so slightly. I am not an underachiever for "only doing a mile" some days. I was able to be outside for at least 30 minutes everyday and I love the outdoors. I am happy that ever so slowly I am increasing my gear so that I can do more comfortably outside. I did change my times to avoid a blizzard walk but mostly that was for safety not because I am lazy.
Today is Friday and it is snowing again. One of the first things I have thought this week is that I miss it already as I gave myself a break on Tuesday and Thursday.
I did address the knee pain to the doctor and she forwarded me around the block and I ended up with Physical Therapy. I just started but it looks like it may end up being a blessing in desiguise. I have already seen my weaknesses and. A plan has started to add strength where I need it. It's just the beginning but I am positive. 

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40