My Quarter 1 #GoTheDist went well. When all was said and done, I completed 96% of my 150 mile goal, or 144 miles. I ran 31 out of 90 days -- and I think this was pretty good considering the 19 days in February when I was dealing with the allergic reaction on my skin, and the 10 days I was dealing with/recovering from the flu (if you're doing the math, that's 29 days or almost a whole month!).
I had one more day to run 6 miles and complete 100% of my goal, but I wanted to prove two points:
(1) that I could still be proud of my effort even if I didn't reach my goal; and
(2) that it wasn't worth injuring myself over. All-in-all, I think it's fair to say that I'm "on track."
So at Mile 144, I made the conscious decision that 96% was enough and some
My Q2 #GoTheDist goal is 250 miles. This means I need to run an average of 2.87 miles for the 91 days OR 5 miles on 50/90 days. Or a little under 85 miles a month. This is very doable considering I used to run 100-120 miles a month before I injured my neck. The way I look at the math is that there's plenty of room for balance.
I also want to work on meal planning in Q2. My dietitian called me a "chaotic grazer" -- that I tend to eat based on moods and availability, not necessarily paying attention to what my body needs. I'm nowhere near the point where I can be an intuitive eater with any confidence. I mean, I don't gnaw on the brains of the living, but I don't make meal plans or grocery shopping lists.