6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Monday, August 2, 2010

CHALLENGE 80 Miles in August

I have been trying to think of ways to get people MOVING!! Myself included. With the Tall Mom 1,000+++ Club I need to run about 19.2 miles a week to reach my goal.. So when I saw Ellen S. Challenge on Dailymile HERE, I thought it would be fun to use her idea on Tall Mom.

I CHALLENGE you to.....
80 Miles in August
Walk, jog, run... just get moving!!!


***For our Canadian and Foreign friends... 80 miles= 128.74 KM
Lets do the Math....
  • 80 miles/ 4 weeks= 20 miles per week
  • 20 miles a week/ 7 days a week= 2.85 miles per day
And since I was late posting this CHALLENGE you get until September 2nd to complete the challenge. So 80 miles/ 31 days= 2.5 miles!!
Speaking of 2.5 miles, yesterday I ran 2.5 miles with Muscle Man in the morning and walked 2.5 miles in the evening with Tall Sister. Both were at an easy pace and the miles count the same. This is not for speed or time, this CHALLENGE is to cover the distance.
  • WHO IS IN???
Leave a comment. At the end of the Challenge you will all be asked to email your miles to tallmomontherun (@) hotmail if you would like to be listed the week of September 2nd. (Special thanks to Ellen S. for this idea)
Now get movin!!!

75 comments:

Jen said...

I got more than 80 miles planned, but I'm in!

Emz said...

I'm totally "in"!!

Sylvia said...

Ohhh count me in...it's been awhile since I've ran...was thinking of joining the Pumpkin in the Park 5k so here is where I start!!!

Thanks for the inspiration.
Sylvia

gene said...

jjjjjjaaaaaaaasssttt the kickin the butt that i needed! thanks again, Mel! oh, that means I'm in!
gene

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

so in. like I'd ever shy away from a challenge ... totally going to crush 80, by the way.

Denita said...

Raising hand wildly!!!! I'm so new to running (only since May of this year) but I love it! I'm really looking forward to this...I needed a good challenge! Thanks!

Lois B said...

I'll be walking, but I'm in! I actually need closer to 100 to stay on track.

Kayla said...

I'm in! I've been slacking on getting the miles in so this is a good way to do it! :)

Meredith said...

I'm in!! I'll do it!!

Kate said...

OK, I'm in. My training plan calls for about 72 miles this month anyway, and I've been trying to run a few extras anyway. With the walking, I know I can do it. Great idea!

ajh said...

I"m in.

Brandi said...

This is my first time joining a challenge....I'm in!

bobbi said...

I'm in! (do we get to count August 1?)

Angie Bishop said...

Great idea!
Count me in for sure :)

Erica said...

doing it!! I have been so unmotivated! I need a good challenge!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Count me in. I need to run over 100 miles per month to hit the challenge before year end.

Thanks for the motivation!

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm definitely in. Extra motivation is always a good thing:) Thanks!

Leanne said...

I'm SO in!

Tracy said...

Count me in, too! My training plan has me running just 71 for the rest of the month but I'll toss in some extra miles and bike some too.

Great challenge! Thanks!

Rachel Wasserman said...

I'm totally in. I need to up my running mileage if I'm going to be half iron ready for september. 80 sounds perfect!

Maxi Fortend said...

I am ON BOARD! I am also sleepin' on the idea of signing up for my first 1/2 marathon - I have the exact amount of time to do the training. Just to complete in the 3 hours 30 minutes...am I crazy??I think I can totally do it using Galloway's program...gonna do a lot of reading tonight....YOU EVIL, EVIL ENABLERS YOU!! ;)

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

I'm in!!! I can do it!

Becca said...

Count me in! Thanks for the challenge!

Maxi Fortend said...

Hey Mel - Can you email her for me?

Hey Denita - I am a relatively new runner too - I went to go check out your blog, but it wouldn't let me - email me your blog so I can follow you!

Suzy said...

Count me in. I had a "lower" mileage July so this will help get me back on track.

mommaof3ontherun said...

I'm in granted my calf starts acting right!

Rene' said...

definitely in. i am signed up to run 90 this month on daily mile so this will be fun!

kimert said...

Oooh I want in on this one!! I think I can, I think I can!! :)

Melissa said...

I'm in!

Melissa said...

I'm in!

Courtney said...

I'm totally in!

Megan said...

I'm in! Did 6 miles today, so only 74 to go!

RunKathyRun said...

I'm in; what a great way to keep motivated and running!

Allie said...

I missed out on signing up for your 1,000 miles challenge, so I'm definitely in for this one!

Becky said...

Mel, I am SO IN! Great idea. Thanks for the motivation.

track coach and adorable wife said...

Track coach is in for the 80 miles. I don't do nearly that much yet with just running, but I wondered if my new bike training for the triathlon could count? If so I am totally in!

Stacie said...

I'm in!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Count me in.

Jane said...

Count me in!!!

DJ said...

Great challenge! Since I'm recovering from knee surgery I'll shoot for 25% of the miles to be running....

abbi said...

I'm planning more than 80 this month but I'm certainly in too!

Caitlin said...

I'm so in! Thanks for the motivation to ignore the heat and get outside and move!

mamattx2 said...

Hi Mel.
I absolutely CANNOT turn down a challenge!! Hoping for a little over 100...we'll see.

Amber said...

I'm in!

J said...

I am in! Sounds like a great idea!

Lisa said...

Count me in. If I don't run 80 this month, I am trouble with my plan, so extra motivation can't hurt.

Kristina @goodnweird.com said...

Great idea. I'm totally in.

Stephanie said...

I would like to join!

Marlene said...

Sounds fun! Count me in.

And THANKS for the conversion. :)

Tricia said...

I'm in!

Caitlin said...

I'm in! Good motivation!

racing dawn said...

I'm in! Love the challenge! Got a marathon and a relay this month - gonna totally get over 80 in! Whew hew!

Sandy said...

I'm in! Thanks so much for the extra motivation!

DaphneB said...

Raises hand!!

Katie A. said...

I'll be able to hit this no prob! I'm in!!!

Whitney said...

I agree to accept this challenge. It will hopefully help me keep the extra weight from this pregnancy from showing up in my face. :)
And yes, I will be WALKING it all! That's what happens when you're 6 months pregnant and it's hotter than Hades here.

Running Diva Mom said...

Totally in -- thanks for motivating everyone through a hot summer!!

Kate said...

I'm not in the Tall Mom 1000++++ Club, but I'll sure shoot for 80 miles in August. Count me in!

Maryann said...

I'm in!!! thanks for the motivation!

Alanna said...

I'm in! As I'm currently training for a marathon in October I should have more than enough.

Thanks for the km conversion!

Miriam said...

I need a kick in the butt so I'm in too.

Trish said...

This is just what I need! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I'm going to go for 100, but now I'm accountable for it!

Sarah said...

I'm in! I really need to get moving!

Zaneta said...

oooo!!! I'm in for sure!! :D This will be fun, this is my only full month of training for a half marathon (my first) :D

MCM Mama said...

I'm in! Come on over and run my virtual race too!

Badgergirl said...

Gotta get back on track sometime. Count me in.

Wifey said...

I'm in, too! My kids head back to school tomorrow and it's time to kick up my training! Thanks for the motivation!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Amy W said...

I'm in....it would be the most miles ever in a month for me...

slowly growing old together said...

Sign me up, too!

OrangeBlossom said...

I'm in!

runningitoff1 said...

I am in! I'm already at 21 miles for August. I love challenges! It keeps me going!

Jackie said...

I'm in, need to get my butt in gear for a half in Sept. I am a tall mom too! 6 ft 1 and a former college basketball player :)

Moosegal said...

I'm in, already in the 1,000 mile club but what the heck, this will keep me motivated after my half-marathon next weekend (my first!!).
Cheers and keep up the good blogging.
Cinthia

Sarah said...

Woo hoo, Im in for the challenge :)

christinamariejohnson said...

I'm a bit late, but I'd love to be in on this. Thank goodness I was already aiming for 80+ ;)