6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

December Challenge Stats

Today is the last day of December, which means it is the last day of my CHALLENGE!! My Goal was to run a minimum of 1 mile per day, every day in December, and I am happy to report that I accomplished my GOAL!!!

With the help of DailyMile below are my stats, give or take a few laps around the track...

Total Miles= 100

**Special thanks to Mom vs. Marathon for the chilly 8 miler this morning and for the awesome coaching present!!!

Per run Distance breakdown:
1 milers= 5
2 milers=5
3-3.1 milers= 8
4 milers= 4
5-6 milers= 5
8 miler=1

Miles on the Treadmill= 19.1

Miles with Friends= 55.77

Best Run= Tour De Lights

Race= Santa Runs

Total time spent Running= 14.93 hours

Average pace= 8:57

Thanks to everyone who joined in!! This was not easy, but was a bit easier than I thought it would be. I kept the pressure low and ran for the love of running...


This challenge was just what I needed to get back into the routine of Running. I had let the excuses NOT TO take over my life. This month I realized that I can fit in a mile or workout every day, all it takes is the energy to GO. To get up, get dressed and GO.. I LOVE my rest days and I am most likely going to end this STREAK very soon for that reason.

Today I celebrate a Small Goal that I did just for me, to re-light the SPARK that had gone out.... I still dont know what my Running Goals are for 2012, but this STREAK helped bring back the excitement of working toward and reaching my goals..

  • Did you meet the DECEMBER CHALLENGE? Share your stats and thoughts.

  • What are you excited about for 2012??


Christine said...

Congratulations!!! That is amazing,especially with the holidays!! Happy New Year!

~* Jenn *~ said...

Congrats on 100 miles, thats awesome! I finished your challenge with 71 miles for the month of December!

chattynatty said...

Great job! I may steal your idea for January. Last year my January mileage was horrendous and your challenge may just be what I need. I also want to attempt your 1,000 miles in 2012 and this goal would also help. Have a great new year's eve.

Penny said...

I was able to get 117 miles in Dec. The weather has been pretty nice here, so I have gotten out alot more than last year. I'm excited for 2012 because I just signed up today for my 3rd Marathon.YAHOO.

pensive pumpkin said...

I didn't even TRY the December challenge, but I really appreciate the inspiration that you provide.

Happy New Year!

Ms Mae said...

I was able to step it up and hit 1000 miles in 2012 and finish with an outdoor snow/ice 5k with my brothers :)

Kerrie said...

Way to go, Mel. It was great to just prove you could do it.

Zaneta @ Runner's Luck said...

Congrats Mel!! That's awesome!! :) I'm glad it was just what you needed to get back into the swing of things! :)

Christy said...

Nice job on the accomplishment! Not a day off~intense! I did the 100 miles from Thanksgiving to Christmas challenge. It was fun fun.

Unknown said...

Congratulations! That is amazing. I may try this for January. You are a inspiration.:)

Elisa Seaba said...

That is great! I completed my backup goal of 800 last night at 10, so my goal for 2012 is to actually complete 1,000 this year! Happy running to you!!

JoAnn said...

I love this goal! Very inspiring! Congratulations on making it!

Karen said...

Well, as I shared, your challenge sparked my fire as well. I didn't get a mile a day done, but I did start running again , which energized me enough to make a plan and set some goals for 2012. So....thanks, and congrats on successfully accomplishing your mile a day goal!

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Blonde Mom Runs said...

I completed the challenge too, and was amazed how good I felt! I ran 159 miles in December, and haven't taken a day off since November 26th and feel AMAZING! I'm keeping the streak going through Tuesday, then I'll be off for a few weeks. :)
congrats, Mel! and great challenege!

scissorbill said...

I barely made it to 1,000 (I think I hit 1005) but I met the challenge!