ok, i started the day after thanksgiving and i finished on new year's eve.
ok, i ran almost every day. skipped a few here and there due to illness and travel.
ok, sometimes i counted my walking.
the point is, i tried.
and for the most part i was successful.
i took on this challenge so that i could stay active during this very busy time of the year. and it worked. after a week of running everyday i couldn't stop. the fact that i was only running a mile made it easier to fit into my day. i mostly ran in our neighborhood. one loop around 8 blocks, 10-11 minutes, 9 if i was feeling energetic.
i ran alone.
i ran on vacation.
i am planning to sign up for the santa barbara 1/2 marathon in may. training starts on february 2. then the hard work will begin.
next week, when the kids go back to school, i will start a more rigourous workout schedule that will include cycling, running, yoga and strength training. i can feel the pounds from the holidays adding up and i need them off.
it was a fun challenge. and i did it.