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June 25, 2007

should I, would I, could I ?

The problem with people you know reading your blog, is that silly ideas you throw out there, or on here as the case may be, they remember and ask you about.

Like when I said I was thinking of running everyday in July, every single day for 31 days. The thought entered my head, made it's way to the blog and that's about it. About it, till Saturday morning, when sipping coffee with the running group.

So running everyday in July? Why? Who do you think you are (name now banned from the blog)? Everyday?

What do I do when cornered and questioned? I rise up and say ...

Hell ya! Cause I can!

It seems like a doable challenge from my air conditioned perch in front of my laptop. But now that I've put it out there, and done the whole Hell ya thing, I realised how f-ing hot it is! July, seriously, could I not of picked April or November?

The first challenge is July 2nd. Yeah I know day two and I have a challenge. A bunch of us are going to Ottawa for Canada Day! Way fun! We are doing a 10k on Sunday morning, so that is July 1st taken care of, but the next day we leave, so I am going to have to get up and run before we head back for a 6 hour car journey. It has to be before, I don't know much, but I do know me, and when I get home there is no way.

So I need some rules.

1. Continue to do my usual workouts on Tuesday (speed), Wednesday (easy 4), Thursday (tempo), Saturday (easy 3) and Sunday (long).
2. Add a run on Monday and Friday, and/or any day from above that I can't make the official workout with the group
3. A run has to be a minimum of 3 miles non stop ... more if I feel like it ... yeah whatever
4. The treadmill counts
5. Reading Runners World on the sofa does not count

Okay, Julyathon Challenge has been accepted!

Posted by Ali at June 25, 2007 8:21 PM



but listen to your body, it will tell you if it needs rest.

Posted by: darryl at June 26, 2007 8:10 AM

you got me thinking...maybe i should give this a whirl too...

Posted by: justjunebug at June 26, 2007 8:18 AM

Oooh, I think you're hurting yourself with rule number 5. I can talk myself into believing that reading Runners World is training because it's mental preparation.

Posted by: Vanilla at June 26, 2007 10:22 AM

well it sounds like you already do that on a daily basis so it shouldn't be to hard.Right???

Posted by: rae at June 26, 2007 10:46 AM

This is a great challenge, you've got the base. I think you can do it.

What happened to (he who is banned)?

Posted by: kevin at June 26, 2007 12:56 PM

Rock on - 31 runs in 31 days. Three miles each is (more or less) 100 miles in the month!

Posted by: jank at June 26, 2007 10:33 PM

Thank goodness the treadmill counts. I'm not sure it would be nice to be out there in a lightning storm or something.

Sounds like July is going to be a kickass running month.

Posted by: Jon (was) in Michigan at June 27, 2007 7:06 AM

I remember reading one time about people that streak run (that is not running through the streets naked) There are rules to get to the world record and one of them is *minimum of 1 mile per day* Doing 3 is way exceeding the rules!
I know you are exceptional and everything but don't over do! :)

Posted by: ff_jeff at June 27, 2007 8:53 AM

You go girl! I admire your go-get-em attitude. I may need to borrow some of yours.

Posted by: Jennifer AKA RunnerGirl at June 28, 2007 12:58 PM

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