This is the look of me completely ecstatic that I have completed 112 days in a row of exercising at least 1-mile per day. Woo-hoo! On my Daily Mile page, you can see screen shot proof of every workout I did.
I completed day 112 and this streak with my BFF @jenmyronuk on her birthday here in Boulder, CO at the Mesa trail at the Flat Iron Mountains. That's me doing my superstar pose!
There's great symbolism in me completing this streak with Jen in Boulder because besides celebrating her birthday and my streak completion, we are also celebrating her 2-year Boulderversary. Two years ago, I drove with her from California to her new home in Boulder.
When I got back home from that trip, I decided it was time for me to move (on) too, so I sold almost everything, packed up and moved to Phoenix in October to start a new chapter in my life in a new place. Moving to Phoenix was like a life reboot for me.
Here's a panorama of one of the views Jen and I experienced up on the Mesa trail. Being in the mountains felt very majestic and solid. Along with all the light and gorgeous blue skies, I could not have imagined a more perfect way to put a cap on this 112-day streak.
Thank you my dear friend for this day with you, and our moment of sharing sacred intentions with each other :-D
I started this journey on March 2 inspired by @bikerly and his 112-day streak, and added on the fund-raising part as a way to help highlight Action for Healthy Kids and their work to help kids get healthier through fitness and food programs...a perfect One Mile One Meal values complement.
The significant things that happened along this 112-day journey:
- I got in a bathing suit and into a pool....facing my fears of pools and bathing suits. (this was a huge deal.)
- I discovered barefoot running, and LOVE it! All my knee pain is gone...a wonderful miracle in my mind. I am now training to run my first 5K barefoot, well in Vibram Five Fingers that is.
- I did the 30 days of biking challenge in May....and I don't even own a bicycle! I mostly rode on a gymcycle and had a loaner beach cruiser here at my complex I live at. I did this challenge to help inspire people to try something new, and for me to meet new people and make friends. I was excited to be a part of team Loving the Bike, who btw won the team portion of the 30 days of biking. High-5!
- After watching Forks Over Knives, my body went vegan for 30 days. I say my body because I didn't have any part in that decision. The bod just decided one day it didn't want any meat. (I already avoid dairy and eggs because of allergies.) So, instead of fighting the body, I honored its needs. We ate lots of plants like salad in a bun! That vegan streak ended with a grass fed organic beef burger with arugula, porcini mushrooms and grilled sweet onions I made at home.
The streak has been completed and tomorrow, my toe (which has been a trooper and hanging on to finish this streak) and I shall rest. I will be speaking at the Fitness and Healthy Bloggers Conference this Friday, and am excited about going into this conference having this big accomplishment under my belt! This 112-day streak is the most significant exercise thing I've done in my life.
Thank you to everyone for supporting me along the way, and a HUGE thank you to all those who donated money to my fundraiser. I wanted to raise $1,000, and am at $200. If you could give up one pint of ice cream or even one hamburger this week, and donate that $5 you would have spent on the fun food for my Crowdrise Action For Healthy Kids fundraiser, that would be super awesome, Pretty Please!!
Thank you :-D