Picnic Season

I just realized that with only six days left in the month there is no way I’m going to meet my walking/running goal milage of 150.  In fact, I am pretty much failing at all of my goals this month.

At this point I have three options:

  1. Re-asses and change my goals accordingly
  2. “Shoot for the moon.  Even if [I] miss [I’ll] land among the stars.” (Brian Littrel)
  3. Throw in the towel
I choose the second option.
There’s no way I’ll cover 44 miles over the next 6 days but I may as well let the goal motivate me to hit the pavement (and trails!).
One reason my milage is down is because we’ve been riding our bikes to the clinic more often than walking these days.  I’ve still been covering those miles, just more swiftly!
Yesterday was the perfect day; exercise, great food, good friends, gardening, and lots of sunshine.
T’was a fantastic start to the beginning of the picnic season!


  1. Hi Faith! I’ve been enjoying your blog for a while now (found you through Kath!). I think your goals are awesome, and even if you don’t quite reach them this month, you’ve still done so much! I love to run but have never set a mileage goal – only a number of days to run (4 days per week). I think I might start doing miles per week though, thanks to reading about your goals. Best of luck these last few days of April and then heading into May! 🙂

    • Thanks Colleen!
      Yeah, if you are already consistently running 4 days a week than a milage goal could be a fun motivation. I’ve definitely found that it helps me turn 4 mile runs into 5 just to see the miles stack up!

    • Thanks! I got a new camera and it was my first time using it, SO fun! I’m a little annoyed that I can’t seem to get spaces between the pictures any more though. I am pretty clueless when it comes to blog formatting. Have you had any issues with wordpress lately?

  2. papa

    Faith, How about option 1, reassess the goals. Biking is also mobile exercise, so I would ask you to consider putting it in the mix and resetting a mileage goal that includes walking, running, and biking. How does this sound?

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