Monthly Archives: December 2011
It’s been a long time coming, but I’m down to just FIVE running days and 42km left before the end of this challenge. It was touch and go there for awhile (read: the first 9 months of the year) but *fingers crossed, DONOTJINXTHIS!!* things are looking pretty good.
So for the next few days, I’m on a mission. Mother nature…yeah, you…I’m watching you like a hawk.
The forecast is a bit sketchy this week, but thankfully, it’s really the only foreseeable things that will stand in the way of me reaching 2011km by Saturday.
But who knows, I could come down with food poisoning and a complete case of the lazy’s…you just never know.
But seeing as though I am planning on treating myself to something awfully special, like a car or Vespa so that I never have to even consider running again once this challenge is over, I am highly motivated.
Wish me luck and stay tuned! (Or instead of just useless wishing, you could fly me somewhere with dry pavement and sunny rays for the next 40-ish kms…B-Mac, I’m looking at you…)
Whether it’s crunching numbers or crunch time or crunch me up a vicodin-codeine-baby tylenol-flintstonevitamin cocktail…my world is all about crunch right now.
So December has arrived…despite my zealous attempts at “willing” it not to. I’m T-31* days until the big eagle lands. For you non-marine types, that means that I’ve got a mere 30 more days to haul this hiney through a *few* more kilometres. (*update, I’ve had this in “draft” for awhile and am now at 28 days. Yes! Equally as lazy in writing and running.)
Let’s see how the past 11 months have gone…and if my past performance will be an indicator of the next month. Fingers crossed that it’s not.
So basically, you can ignore most of the above image. What we’re interested in is the monthly “Total kilometers”. That’s it. Mostly because after January, I quit recording other activities and times. I quickly realized that I don’t care about anything other than building mileage.
I think the realization of how awful this idea was started to set in about mid-February.
Clearly, Jamaica + rum + running does not exist in my world.
Hooray – spring has sprung! However, I would still love to go back to my “May self” and say, “Self, it’s a beautiful, warm spring day. Get your whiny ass out of bed so that your “December self” doesn’t want to cut you in the face. Mmmkay?”
Not too shabby…considering all of the camping, birthday binge drinking and whatnot. If I recall, I had high hopes of hitting the halfway point at around, say, half of the way. I’m pretty sure we all know how that turned out…
After a disappointing first half/missed the mark, I clearly started to panic around August. Turns out that fear is an excellent motivator for me! Made it halfway!
Obviously I’m not one of those (irritating) people who can run and vacation at the same time. Nope. Those two activities and this gal just don’t mix. I prefer my vacations straight up…all booze and sugar, with little to no movement unless you count dancing on stools.
Things are getting serious up in here. October was all about desperately trying to catch the last of 2011’s decent weather and getting ready for Hamilton. Even getting skunked didn’t slow this all-star down too much. Actually it did, but whatevs.
Which brings us to the end of November. Magically, snow and other miscellaneous devil weather has managed to find some other province to torment – so I guess all of my chanting and bribing really paid off.
*Update – this week actually ended up at 78.05km. I was just way too super lazy to get another screen shot. Sorry…but not really.
So as the days fly by I’ll be sure to keep y’all posted. Because I’m sure you are all just as fascinated by numbers and tables and calendars and calculators as I am. Just. as. interested.