The 100 Mile Month

So Far: 

April Total 100.6  miles - I did it! 
4/30 6.6 miles
4/29 no miles
4/28 4.1 miles
4/27 4.74 miles
4/26 no miles (I had to have a shot and it made me woozy. Points for donning workout gear and intending to go? No I didn't think so) 
4/25 1 mile
4/24 7.2 miles
4/23 2 miles (lunch walk) 
4/22 10.8 miles! (elliptical and bike at the gym, then a huge walk around town!) 
4/21 no miles
4/20 no miles
4/19 5.1 miles (elliptical and bike) 
4/18 5.34 miles (elliptical, bike and lunch walk) 
4/17 6.26 miles (3.6 bike, 2.66 elliptical)
4/16 5.29 miles
4/15 8.33 miles
4/14 no miles ( not counting walking while shopping)
4/13 3.2 miles (all elliptical)
4/12 no miles
4/11 3.5 miles (1.5 elliptical 2 bike) 
4/10 no miles
4/9 4 miles (2 elliptical uphill 2 bike)
4/8 total no miles 
4/7 Total no miles
4/6 Total 4 miles (hike) 
4/5 Total 4.5 miles (2 elliptical 2.5 bike) 
4/4 Total- 2.5 miles (lunch walk) 
4/3 Total- 4.2 miles (2 elliptical 2.2 bike) 
4/2 Total- 7.3 miles   2.2 miles- elliptical   4 miles recumbent bike 
4/1 - total 0

1.1 miles down 98.9 to go! (lunch Monday 4/2) 


100 mile month

Boy this fitness thing can really be addictive. The thing is, that for people who aren't into fitness, it can be really annoying. I spent a lot of years being annoyed by the "exercise junkies", preferring the much easier form of "cookie junkie" and I truly perfected the art. In fact, if you head over to my other blog,, there are some cookie recipes that might just knock your socks off. 

Next month is my birthday month, and it is so tempting to start thinking about all the yummy ways one could celebrate. Between those evil and amazing cadbury mini eggs for Easter, and the promise of cake at the end of the month, April might as well be December for all the calories I typically eat. 

But not this April. 

This April my gift to myself is going to be some self control, and the adrenaline rush from seeing the scale stop on a lower number every week. 


I have decided to do a 100 mile month- to challenge myself to really feel like my working out is accomplishing something. 

Here is the challenge: In the month of April, on your own steam, travel 100 miles, just for the purpose of exercise. April has 30 days, so if you plan to do it daily, that is 3 1/3 miles per day. (5.4 kilometers for you metric folks) 

You don't have to run, walking or biking, or hiking  is totally acceptable. They can be actual miles, outside, or figurative miles in a treadmill in the gym. 

Document your progress, however you want. Link here to your blog, or keep a note in your phone. Make a chart and hang it on your fridge, or take notes on the back of an IKEA receipt from your purse. 

You can make a plan, make a calendar of all the different ways that you can travel, or just play it by ear. I am doing this as my birthday gift to myself, why are you? 


  1. this has honestly been the only blog I have found that actually makes me feel motivated and that I am capable of something so awesome. I just moved from Chicago to Vegas and the miles idea actually sounds like something I can do! I see you haven't posted in 2013, but I would love to hear how your progress is going! best of luck to you and thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Hi Nikki, so glad you found my blog! I am pregnant now, so a 10 mile month is closer to what I am able to do these days, but the 100 mile month is what got me in better shape to get pregnant!

      Good luck with vegas! It sounds like a fun place to live!


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