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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

30 Miles in 30 Days - April is OVA!

Week 4 is OVA! I start this month so strong and then slowly began to slack off and honestly again this month I struggled to finish with my 30 miles. I think I am the queen of doing things awesomely for two weeks, but ask me to do something for a month and I'll be damned if I can. This morning I had a real struggle as I tried to get dressed for work. This extra weight I've put on isn't cute in my clothes. I'm uncomfortable in my own body. I've struggled with even to keep going with this challenge for May, but I think I need the motivation and hopefully you do too. So we will be doing yet another round of 30 in 30 for May! I hope you'll come link up!

Also, my new blog friend Beth over at Hang On, Honey wrote an awesome post today about being nicer to yourself. This morning as I stood in my closet calling myself FAT and feeling ugly, I can relate to the need to be kinder to myself. Go read it and let's promise to work on being nicer to ourselves for May!


Don't forget to show some love to the sweet Ms. Sarah who created this super cute button for the link up!
 
So button up and let's keep each other motivated!
The Pink Growl Link Up  
 
If you want to stay connected with me during the week, I am posting some updates via Twitter & Instagram {nikkib918} too. #30milesin30days Manda also posts her updates and she is a constant source of support for me! Now Kelly & Lins are also promoting this link up along with their own - Fitness Fridays! Check it out and link up your 30 Miles story for more people to get inspired by. I'm so glad to have all these ladies, plus the rest of you linking up on board!! THANK YOU!
 
 
Updates on This Week's Progress:
  • STRUGGLED! Emotional eating, PMS all that lovely crap came to haunt me last week 
  • My Fitness Pal & My Polar FT4 HRM are GREAT motivational tools for me! If you want to friend me on MFP my username is {nikkibradley918}
My total miles for Weeks 3/4:
Friday 4/19
~3 miles stationary bike 16.4 rpm avg
 = 3 miles total

Saturday 4/20
~2 miles jogging treadmill 5.6 mph avg pace
= 2 miles total

Sunday 4/21
~1 mile stationary bike warm up avg pace 14.5 mph
~1 mile walking outside
= 2 miles total

Monday 4/22
~3 miles walking outside
= 3 miles total

Sunday 4/28
~2 miles stationary bike avg pace 15.8 mph
= 2 miles total

Monday 4/29
~3 mile stationary bike avg pace 15 mph
= 3 miles total
 
It was a struggle to the very bitter end for me, but I did hit 30 miles AND I pushed myself last night to do 3 extra. I would really love to push for 40 for May!

TOTAL MILES FOR WEEK 3/4:  15 miles!
Total Miles for Challenge: 33 miles!
 
 
What were your challenges this week?

33 comments:

Helene said...

you did awesome, so inspiring!!

Young and Fabulous said...

YAA go girl!!!! 33 in 30 thats fantastic! :)

and you rock for pushing yourself thru the struggles. Thats the hardest part and ya did it HOLLA!!!

xoxoxox

Stephanie said...

woohoo! you did awesome!

Rachel's Country Roots said...

You did awesome lady!!! Good job!!!!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Great job girl! I love that you switched it up between runs and spins. So important to not get bored with exercise! I did the 30in30 in March and loved it, I will def join you in Mays challenge!

claire said...

I think we all need a reminder to be kinder to ourselves every now and then-and that need for kindness can go beyond just weight! We girls deal with so much and usually end up being our toughest critics! Thanks for sharing that post and great job on your 30 in 30!

DeAnna Stephens said...

You can do it girl! Be positive and as you said.. nice to yourself!

Jordan said...

Like a MF boss! The fact that you accomplished this even through a rough (aka PMS-y) time makes it all the more inspiring. I'm sure you can hit 40 in May! Can't wait to see how everyone does next month!

Cassie said...

33 miles! that's awesome girl! let's bust out 40 in may. we can so do it! have a great day! xoxo

Kelly said...

Congrats, girlfriend! What an awesome achievement!

Kim @ Slice of Life said...

Awesome! The important thing is that you didn't give up and you hit your goal!! I'm gonna join you for May as I totally sucked the first three weeks of April but have got my motivation back this past week so I'm gonna go with it!!

Nikki said...

Good job on finishing your miles girl!

Beth K. said...

love this, I wanna do 30 in 30 for may!! I love a good motivating linkup :)

Mommy Mandy said...

You did awesome!! So are we doing this in May too? It has really pushed my workouts more!!

Pamela said...

You go, girl! :) I'm dealing with the PMS cravings as we speak, UGH.

Steph G said...

Notice me not linking up. ALso, I had pizza rolls and a cupcake for dinner. I need to get back on board. May it is. I'm in.

Samantha said...

You did great! And you could totally do 40 in May!

Wine and Summer said...

You did so great girlfriend! You can definitely do 40 in May! It's a longer month too :)

Amanda aka Manda said...

You did awesome! And I agree with Beth- we both need to be a little nicer to ourselves! I'm up for 40 in May if you are!!!

Katie said...

Im going to try this in May!!

Erin said...

You are doing great girl and like you said to me last night and on here we are soo hard on ourselves!!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

Good job girlfriend! I'm going 6 today to finish my 50

Becca Moss said...

You did great! I failed lol I did a 3 mile walk last night and ended up with 23.6 miles total. Maybe next month! Darn Ohio weather got me all messed up.

Erin @ Keep Calm and Sparkle said...

You rocked it!!!!! I failed to get any miles AGAIN - LOL that should totally make you feel better!!

Love your sexy ass even when you feel bloated! :)

Ashley @ Downsizing said...

I just found a link to your challenge on another blog and started following you on GFC. I am a novice runner and I am always looking for more ways to stay accountable with my workouts. Maybe I can participate in May!

Ashley @ http://downsizingashley.blogspot.com/

*LO* said...

you did it :)

My-cliffnotes said...

Woohoo good job

Stephanie said...

But just think, no emotional hurdles next month and you can rock it!!

Alisa Marie said...

You are doing awesome! I 100% slacked so hard in April! I tried doing the 90 in 90, but I only made it to 45 :( Maybe I will start over with 30 in 30 for May. That should motivate me again! That's awesome you kept up with it for 2 months!

Makaila said...

Awesome running Nikki! Girl, I know EXACTLY what you mean. I've been feeling down lately about my appearance and am finally doing something about it. I'm not a runner, but I'm going to start a little this month.. I hope you'll do it agin and I will join up!

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

So I am so gonna do this starting today!!! How inspiring!!!!

Kelsey Bang said...

30 miles in a month! this is way awesome! what a great goal! I want to jump on board!

Oliva Ins said...

Well done Dear !!!:) i will keep checimg ur blog :)
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