Monthly Links (March 2015)

I’ve decided I’m going to start a new segment which will happen monthly. Basically, it’s links I’ve come across on the internet that really spoke to me. Most will be about fitness, or mental health/psychology, but it’s something I think I’d want to pass on to others.

Health/Running/Fitness

If only I knew these things when I started: 7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Running

Who knew that working out could replace an addiction: Running Was My Drug of Choice. Here’s How I Finally Found Balance

I’d be interested in trying this challenge: I stopped eating food that comes in a package. I’ve never felt better

It’s all about taking your time, and enjoying the moment (even if it’s hard!): Why Time is Screwing Up Your Workout

Something I agree with 100%: Why Food and Exercise Shouldn’t Touch

Exercise Addiction: Exercise Guilt? It’s Time for an Intervention

Self-Image/Psychology

Thin Shaming Runners: What a Real Runner Looks Like?

I think we all suffer from anxiety once in awhile: How to Help Manage Anxiety

Something I’m striving for in order to be successful: What Self-Loving People Do Differently

I am perfectionist, through and through: 6 Ways Perfectionism is Sabotaging You

My inner saboteur is always running my life: Prepare to Succeed|Tips for Overcoming Your Inner Saboteur

I’m a big self-doubter: 7 Tools to Overcome Self-Doubt

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My 2015 Fitness Challenges

I’m not sure if I’m overzealous (as this seems to be a pretty common theme) or crazy, but this year I’ve signed up for 2 challenges (fitness/running that is). One is easier than the other thankfully… the challenges are: #100DaysofMiles and #2015in2015.

#100DaysofMiles

So, a few days before New Years, I saw a 2015 #100DaysofMiles challenge put on by “I ❤ to run”, so I decided that I would try to influence my friends who run/walk/are active to do this challenge with me. The challenge can be taken two different ways:

  1. You have to walk/run 1 mile for 100 days until you reach 100miles
  2. You have to have 100 days of activity (walking/running/biking etc)

I’ve decided to do both ways. Currently, I’m at: 18km/161km (I converted the distance into km as it makes tracking WAAAAY easier) OR 11miles/100miles.  Activity-wise, I’m at 4 activities/100 activities.

If you’re interested in this challenge here’s the link for the Facebook challenge.

#2015in2015

So this challenge is CRAZY. Basically, they’re challenging people to do 2015 miles in 2015. I don’t think I could EVER achieve that kind of mileage, so I joined up using another person, so I only have to run 1008.5miles (or 1623km). I’m not even sure I’ll achieve that much, but we shall see, seeing as I want to run a half marathon in October (and seeing as it’s my first, I’ve been advised to start training 4 months in advance, which means I’ll be doing some pretty long runs come June-October). With this one, I’m actually including anytime I go for a walk, walk the dog, or if I use a stationary bike, as I think that will be the only time I’ll ever get to that kind of crazy mileage. Broken down that means I have to do 135.2km/mo–> 33.8km/week. I’m going to be a bit light this month (and perhaps the next few months)…But hopefully, once the weather is less snowy, I’ll be able to run further.

Currently, I’m at: 18km/1623km OR 11miles/1008.5miles. Wish me luck on this one you guys, because I’m definitely going to need it.

If you’re interested in signing up for this crazy challenge, here’s the link.

Question:

Are any of you doing a fitness challenge this year?