2021 GOALS – 100 Miles Per Month?

I know that 2020 has been ridiculous, and who even wants to think of goals for the 2021 year?! If you were like me you dealt with gym closings and trying to determine how to workout from your garage. From not being able to finding the right size dumbells, to making your own pull up bars and ruck sacks, running may have been one of your outlets. It’s one of mine and this year to make it even more challenging I set a lofty goal of 100 miles per month – exercise walk/run per month.

When I started it was just going to be 1000 miles for the year but I was so close to hitting 100 miles by the end of January that I changed my plan. I hope I didn’t set the bar so high.

There was no turning back now for me. Hitting 100 miles per month will require a good walk/run just about every day and at least one quite hefty long run at some point every week.

Wish me luck!

Destination Races, Have You Done One?

I am all about visiting new places, and what better way to visit then to also do a fun race? When we saw that the Florida Keys had a ½ marathon we were all for it and we booked tickets and our place to stay. I have never been to the Florida Keys as I am a newer resident of Florida in general, so I was so excited. I haven’t done a ½ marathon in a while, but I was ready to give it a shot.

 

When we got there it was muggy and warm, as it is the southernmost point of the USA. The first day it did end up pouring for a while, but we trekked like tourists anyway. We found a great dive bar, 801 Bourbon Bar.

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The next day we Tourist’d it up again and walked all over, and it was gorgeous outside. We saw the actual southernmost point, several bars, shops, and historical markers in Key West.  We even saw a Disney Cruise in the Port dropping off a lot of vacationers.

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The day of the race it was windy and so cold compared to the day before! What was going on in Key West? What did I sign up for? We had to get up so early, and it was dark. But we plowed ahead.

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Before the race!

When the race started we forgot about the cold and the wind and had a great time, the run was amazing, it was so scenic, and there were musicians along the way to cheer us on. We ran through neighborhoods, and along the ocean, and before I knew it I had run 8 miles without stopping.

It was a great run, and it makes me want to do it again 🙂

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After the race!

 

What vacation/destination races have you done?