I had good intentions when I started. 100 miles in 3 months.. no problem. I don't run (bad knees).. but I love to walk. 100 miles over 3 months is a little over a mile each day. I walk a total of 1/2 a mile every day just going to and from work. If I walk at lunch it's another 1/2 mile, and my after school/after dinner walk is 1.25 miles.
I started out good... but it got bitter cold. And my school year got worse. And stress entered my life on a level I've not experienced in a long, long time. By lunchtime (been 1:00 for a long time) I was too tired to think about doing more than eating and de-stressing. At the end of the school day I was emotionally and physically exhausted. Besides, it was too cold/slushy/rainy/fill in excuse here.
It shouldn't have mattered. All last winter I walked at lunch and after school except for on the most bitter cold of days. This year I just don't have it in me. But spring is here. The weather will be getting better. I NEED to work on improving my mood and my stress level has to go down. I can't keep going on in this direction. It's not good for me and it's not fair to my family. You know when you are getting tired of yourself, it's time to do something.
I had planned to start this week. I have been fighting a horrible headache all week. It started Monday afternoon and each day that I think it might be better.. it's not. Worse at some parts of the day than other, and enough to make me miserable. CPR re-certification after school today was torture. Between my back and my head I thought about leaving halfway through and letting my certification just lapse. But I hate to start over.. CPR is a pain in the butt. So much for my plans to walk this week. Maybe tomorrow. Defiantly Friday, I hear it will be in the 50's.
Anyhow.. I digress. April 1st in in 2 weeks and I have fallen far short of my 100 mile goal. But it's OK. Sometimes life gives you do-overs. Starting April 1st.. we're going to do it again. 100 miles by July 1st. This time, I'm going to do it... at least 100 miles, maybe more. No excuses.