This year I decided to keep a record of the exercise I did. For running, I wrote down the distance and times of all my runs.
I found this to be really motivating as I could see how much I'd done each month, and I didn't want any month in the calendar to look empty after that!
I highlighted my runs in pink, which then made it easy to add up the distances at the end of each month. Once I started doing this, I saw I was close to 100km one month, so it spurred me on to run a little extra and reach that 100km mark in April!
Then later in the year I added up each month and realised that I was going to be close to 1000km run over the course of the whole year.
To me that sounds like a lot. It doesn't really mean anything, it is just a number, but quite a large number and I decided to make that my target for the end of the year, to run 1000km in one year.
I just did it!
My husband and kids came with me for a final 3km run yesterday so I could reach that 100km mark.
I'm quite amazed and proud that I've run so far. I don't know what I've run in previous years as I've never kept a record like this.
There are still a few days left in the year and I may run a few more kilometres too!
Do you keep a record of how far you run in a week? month? year?