I’ve completed my first random monthly goal; to run, bike or hike 170 miles in March. Damn*, let’s reflect.
I managed to do a lot of miles in March. 195.85 to be precise. Success! I got sick towards the end, so I slowed down a bit and didn’t fracking* run as much.
The breakdown is:
- Hiking = 64.5
- Biking = 112
- Running* = 19.35
As a bonus, I also did the following in March:
- Dog walking (and poop* collecting) = 21 miles
- Commuting to/from work = 13 miles (strolling)
What did I learn?
…that D.C. photographs well.
…that using the RunKeeper App is a good way to keep track of my activities. With few exceptions the GPS tracking worked well (once it had the gall to imply I was running a four-minute mile – WTF*? You on crack, RK?). Now I can look at all the stats (times, distances and routes) of my hikes, runs and bike rides for as long as I can handle it. Or until I lose my iPhone.
…that my iPhone battery didn’t last long enough to track a 16-mile hike (I probably need to check on a portable battery option).
…that I vastly prefer most things to running. Notable exception: any type of body waxing for purposes of hair removal.
…that over the course of a month, I improved in running times.
…that jogging and hiking are good times to listen to new music.
…that 5.5 miles a day is not as easy as it seems, yet I only had three days where I did zero miles (mostly because I was sick).
…that cherry blossoms are pink and by the looks of all the driver’s faces, driving to see them is a bad idea.
…that sitting on your ass will only get you so far. And it’s not very fricking* far at all.
…that the National Mall is damn* beautiful at night. And during the day.
…that I may just keep tracking my miles in future months. And try to maintain the pace.
…that if you want to read about my April goal to give away $10 per day ($300 total) you should click here.
…that you can look at some photos below if you want.
* Author’s note: All actual swear words were edited out of this post. No one wants to get their mouth washed out with soap twice.