I decided to start this blog to coincide with my birthday event. For a couple of years I have run my age on my birthday. This year is 43!! I decided to carry the theme a step further and spend a year incorporating 43 of something into every day. Since I love to work-out I decided that it would be fitness related. Some days it will just be a small part of my workout. Some days will be easy (recovery days).
I always want to be “real” on this blog so there may be times that I am unable to complete 43 of anything. There may also be times when I don’t hit the goal.
My kick-off 43 event was to run 43 miles. Because I have battled a hip injury for the last 5 weeks and have had to stop running and doing any high-impact activities, I decided that it wouldn’t be quite the same but that I could walk the distance and still have the same outcome. Once I got started I decided that maybe some easy jogging would be OK. Ultimately, this happened:
If you look closely, you can see that I went 37.5 miles so I was 5.5 miles short. My body said, “NO MORE!!!” Total time was 7 hours 32 min 45 sec.
I can’t wait to tackle the year of 43!!