Monday, September 5, 2011

99/100 Challenge - Success!

It's September 5th - the last day of the 99/100 Challenge.

First, many thanks to Elizabeth & Tee for throwing down the gauntlet this summer. 

So, how did I do?
Well, see for yourself... here's the grand-sum total of all my activities these last 99 days.
Want to see EVERYTHING (all my workouts, that is)?  Go here.

As you can see, thanks to the Challenge (and a couple Triathlons thrown in there), I made it!

115.2 running miles

I'm SO proud of myself.

I still don't love to run, but it's become a very important part of my life.  I didn't run yesterday and I was yearning to go (the plan was to do a long trail run again, but my sore muscles from Saturday's strength-training workout and the rain stopped me from going).  I never would have thought I'd actually WANT to run.

I should point out... that in addition to each of us achieving great levels of fitness, there was a "not just about me" reason for this challenge... to help others less fortunate than we.  Elizabeth and Tee selected Shepherd's Pantry (food pantry serving the south coast of Massachusetts in Fairhaven) as our cause.  I decided that I would donate 1/2 of my running mileage to Shepherd's Pantry - which brings my amount to $57.60 (I'm going to round it up to $60).

$60 is actually a pretty interesting number since many of the races I participated in this summer cost $60-70 to join.  So, it only makes sense that I pay my 99/100 Challenge "entry fee" like I did with all the others.

So what's next on the list of challenges??  This coming weekend is the Dirty Girl at Emery Park (5K with obstacles!!  Can't wait!) and the following weekend is Sprague Brook Park's 8 in the Rough (haven't committed to this 8-mile trail run yet, but I likely will do it).  October is another (5K) trail run at Sprague Brook the Autumn Challenge so, you won't see my running mileage drop off any time soon.

How about you?  What's your next challenge?



i like how you've combined your well-being with a social cause. it's a good motivation!!
well done and i hope those next runs will be well documented...

* elizabeth * said...

You are amazing!! You did a fabulous job! I am so glad that you ran "with" us and got to learn with us. AND I still wish you were close enough to run together more!! Thank you Thank you!!

Adrienne said...

yae for you!!! that is awesome and what a great thing to do t help others. job well done :-P

I never thought I would love running until this summer and I found a bunch of girls who are like minded (read not marathoners. Sadly I now have tendintits in my ankle and have been sidelined for a bit - never thought I would be jonesing for a run! ha ha

Sara said...

Wow! I just started walking for exercise by myself--after 7+ years of always walking behind a stroller. I am looking forward to working up to running! I am inspired by your spreadsheet. I was thinking of doing something like that... Great that you are donating to a good cause!