- Setting a goal is really motivating. - To actually put the 500 miles on paper in weekly intervals really showed me that I can do this.
- Life sometimes gets in the way of that goal. - This is a big one for me since I realize that I am only 48 miles into the 500 miles instead of the 70 that I should be (goal was 10 miles/week). I made some choices during my job switch that sleep was most likely healthier for me than running (who is to say whether that was good rationale or not, but it is in the past so I am not dwelling on it).
- I am not alone. - I am so excited that there are 16 participants in this challenge on the Daily Mile and that 14 have logged miles toward the challenge. Some are logging more than others and that is fine. It doesn't matter that everyone stay on the 10 miles per week pace, just that we keep motivating each other. It is so motivating to see blog posts of the participants sharing the same challenges that I have with running and it is inspiring to see them work through it.
- I like interval running better than just get on the treadmill and start running. - It breaks things up for me. It gives me manageable mini goals. It gets me through! Maybe someday that will change, but for now, intervals are my friends.
Good luck to Liz C this weekend in her race. Sorry I couldn't join you, but I will be thinking about you.
**I signed up for the mini marathon (May 2011) yesterday! I walked it last year (with a little bit of each mile running) and I am hoping to blow my time away with some proper training this year.