The workout: August Running Challenge

I chose to get the workout in very early versus going to the grocery store as it opened because our temperature in Chicago was noted to skyrocket near noon. I also had a covid-19 test, so I didn’t want that to interfere with getting the workout in. 

With 3 more days left in the August Running Challenge, the bare minimum I chose to run was at least 2.99 miles. Even though it is 3 more days, technically it is 4 days because August 31st is not counted, but as long as the challenge is completed by September 1st, the challenge has been completed. Running 3 miles a day on each day is doable, but I imagine that I will take on more miles depending on the location I run at. I do have routes that are just fit for my longer runs, so I will leave the possibility of tackling more going into the weekend. 

Rarely do I run at the 606 Bloomingdale trail because there is not much to it other than its fancy looking appearance. I chose it solely because I can easily run 1.50 miles out-and-back without all of the loops and craziness I would have had to do at Humboldt Park.I love putting together a plan before my runs as far as dividing the days left with how much mileage is needed in the challenge. Doing so was one of the key things that gave me some assurance that the challenges I went for could be completed this month.After today’s run at the 606 Bloomingdale trail I am sitting at 53.18 miles out of 62.13 for the August Running Challenge. From here it is either coasting into Monday just running 3 miles each day, or doing a 4.47 mile run on both Saturday and Sunday which will finish this challenge off. 

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Written by Thomas Gouard

Im a military veteran; a full-time college student, and a fitness addict. Fueled by inspiration; God's word; endorphins and laughter!


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