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100 Mile–8 Week Challenge: Weeks 5 and 6

Well! I have gotten behind, haven’t I? I don’t like excuses, but here is an explanation (there’s a difference!). Weeks 5 and 6 were the last two weeks of school. And it doesn’t seem to matter how organized I am, during those two weeks of any given semester, I’m bombarded with papers to grade, students with questions, and various (random?) administrative duties. I disappear from the eWorld I usually live in. So that’s why I didn’t post updates on the 100 mile–8 week challenge.

Another problem with those last two weeks is that, in the absence of a kick-my-butt running partner with just as much work and excuses-on-opposite-days, I don’t run during those weeks. Thank goodness I’m living in a country where my main mode of transportation is my feet! And thank goodness for my nice warm coat, scarf, ear muffs, and gloves, because it has been cold here! (It hasn’t been as cold as my Springfield has been, but it has been quite chilly.)

So, all that to say that I didn’t run during weeks 5 and 6, but I did lots of walking. Here is where I stand with two weeks left in the challenge. I have a little under a half-marathon to run (and I will run it!) in the next two weeks. Totally doable. Sarah has just 7 miles left, and Beth told me she finished last week (lucky–she’s hogging all the beautiful weather, sunshine, and beaches!)! Where are you at in the challenge?

Week 5 total: 11.4
Week 6 total: 11.1
Challenge total: 87.3

Week 1’s post
Week 2’s post
Week 3’s post
Week 4’s post

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