April 30, 2015

April Challenge

On April 1st, I decided to challenge myself.  No this wasn't an April Fool's Day joke.  I was serious.  I was going to challenge myself with some sort of fitness goal.  I made it a point to walk/jog once per day for at least 15 minutes during the week and an hour each on Saturday and Sunday.

My husband and I have a treadmill so that makes it easy.

Yes, I'm slow.  My pace is 20 minute miles.  I know as I keep doing the walking/jogging then I will get faster.  I always kept the incline at 3.0.

I walked on 3.0 and moved up to walking to 3.2.  I jogged on 4.0.

I actually started the walking/jogging in March.  


25th- 30 minutes- 1.5 miles
26th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
27th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
28th- 1 hour- 3.2 miles
29th- 1 hour- 3 miles
30th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
31st- 20 minutes- 1 mile

I wanted to keep it off so this is why I made my April Challenge.

I was motivated.  I never once thought about putting it off.  I had made my mind up and I was going to stick to it no matter what.  I did find it easier to walk/jog early in the morning.  If I did it in the evening I had way too much energy and didn't fall asleep right away.  So, I got up a little early so I'd have time to get my walk/jog in.


1st-  20 minutes- 1 mile
2nd- 20 minutes- 1 mile
3rd- 30 minutes- 1.6 miles
4th- 1 hour- 3 miles
5th- 1 hour- 3.2 miles
6th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
7th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
8th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
9th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
10th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
11th- 1 hour- 3 miles
12th- 1 hour- 3.1 miles
13th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
14th- 15 minutes- .75 of a mile
15th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
16th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
17th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
18th- 1 hour- 3.2 miles
19th- 1 hour- 3.3 miles
20th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
21st- 20 minutes- 1 mile
22nd- 20 minutes- 1 mile
23rd- 20 minutes- 1 mile
24th- 20 minutes- 1.2 miles
25th- 1 hour- 3.3 miles
26th- 1 hour- 3.4 miles
27th- 20 minutes- 1.1 miles
28th- 30 minutes- 1.7 miles
29th- 20 minutes- 1 mile
30th- 35 minutes- 2.15 miles

= 50 miles for the MONTH!  :)  Woo-hoo!

Here was my best 1 mile time.  16:41  I didn't stop there though.  I went on to do 3.4 miles.

1 hour at 3.4 miles.

This day, I wore a pedometer to track steps.  I walked/jogged for 3.4 miles, ran errands, laundry, dishes, cleaned my house and did some gardening.  I got in over 10,000 steps.  :)

This morning, I was only 2.15 miles away to reaching my 50 miles goal.  I got up early, put on some gym clothes and got to it.  I did it in 35:31.  :)

I'm very glad I accomplished my goal and didn't give up.  Yes, my legs are sore but it's a good sore.

I celebrated my '50 miles' with rewarding myself with a Peanut Butter and Chocolate cupcake from "Crumb & Get it".  This place makes the best sweets in my town, hands down.

And I was a nice wife.  I picked up my husband a red velvet cupcake so he could celebrate with me.

Now what should be my May goal?

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