100 Mile Challenge: Miles 30.48-33.16 – Back in the Saddle


After a frustrating run on Monday, I decided to take a few days off from running to get my legs and head straight. Today, I aimed to run a minimum of 2 miles and see what happens. I ended up doing 2.68 miles that were difficult at times, but overall, good. I am planning on running Saturday morning, as well, so I didn’t want to push it too much.

Miles Run: 2.68
Time: 31 minutes, 39 seconds
Miles to Go: 66.84
Days to Go: 104
Average Miles Per Day Needed: 0.64
Pounds Lost: 3
Pounds to Go: 32

Sleep deprivation is kicking in a bit which I think contributed to my bad run at the beginning of the week. I’ve been averaging less than five hours sleep because of the puppy and the shift in schedule since the kids started going back to school. Since the pandemic started, I had been averaging probably eight hours sleep, so the cut in hours has been a bit shocking.

It, of course, reminds me of when the kids were just babies and I floated around in a sleep deprived haze. I thought a lot about what it means to be a father as I ran and, frankly, there is a whole lot to unpack there. Honestly, I am still putting my thoughts together on it, so I’ll probably write more about that after I catch up on some sleep.

However, I will share a puppy story with you to not leave you empty handed. Buxton, the bulldog puppy, gets so excited at feeding time that he starts bouncing around like he is on springs. Sometimes he jumps in circles and dances around you as you carry his bowl. It is the cutest thing. He got so excited the other day, that he ended up running into a wall and jumping into his water bowl. He is such a sweet little goober.

Andrea found this challenge online to run 100 miles between now and the end of the year. I have been wanting to run more consistently and have also been wanting to write more often, so I thought it was perfect. I figure I could run and document it here in my blog.

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