Posted April 20th, 2017, 04:24 PM
I'm back! There are 678 miles from home to the Port of Miami and I have 163 days. That averages to over 4 miles a day. Because I know myself, I know that this is not something that will happen so I need to devise a different plan. Last time, I ran from home to the port and back (because the port is so close to home), maybe this time I'll cut myself some slack and do half the distance to a port that is much farther away?
So, since the cruise that I last ran for, I've been on only one cruise. I know... life is tough. I've also started to actually consider myself a runner. I've been running for years but never any "real" distance. While training for a Half Marathon, I was able to run a full 9 miles without stopping to walk. I haven't done that since October, but I did it, and I'm darn proud. In November I completed my first Half Marathon and in January a 15K. I have a 10K coming up in a week and I'm determined that I will be able to run this whole thing.
If there's one thing I've learned in the past year that I've become more serious about running, just because you can do it, it doesn't mean it's easy. And it doesn't mean that fewer miles are easy. I still struggle with 5Ks. Maybe it's a brain thing, maybe it's living in the worst humidity known to man. I don't know. But running is a hard, but very rewarding, sport. And I love it.
In any case, I do not and will not run over 4 miles every day for the next 163 days. Partly because... no.... and partly because I'm fairly certain I would end up with injuries because my body isn't accustomed to that. So cutting the distance in half is the plan
Miles ran: 0
Miles left: 339
Days left: 163