I recently challenged myself to run 5 miles every day for 30 days. This is not easy for me. I usually only run 5 miles when I’m with my running club. When I’m alone, I rarely run more than 3. Now I’m doing more than that, AND consecutively? So yeah, this challenge is a pretty scary thing.
I honestly don’t know if I’ll be able to do it. But I’m doing this for exactly that reason. I love taking on challenges that seem outside my reach.
That, and also because I want to regain my sense of purpose when it comes to running. I once gave myself the challenge to run every day for at least one mile. I ended up with a 150 day streak. I miss having a purpose to my running, no matter how arbitrary.
As I’m writing this, I just got done with my 5th day. I actually feel great about my chances of succeeding. I feel like the only thing that can stop me is an injury.
Update 8/1/19 : well, I completed the challenge. This gave me the confidence to register for a 50k race. This will be my first ultramarathon. Wish me luck, again.