I'm happy to announce that Project 1000 is back online. I had to take a break from running because of a few cracked ribs, but I am back in my running shoes since April.
The beginning has been, however, a bit slow. I'm only at 60 km, which would make me about 60 km behind. My last runs were pretty good, so I am hopeful. I plan on making up the distance by the end of the month or the middle of June at the latest.
So, yeah.... the x-rays are pretty conclusive. I have 3 cracked ribs on my left side. I don't have to wear a cast or anything, but I will be in some degree of pain for the next 12 weeks. This makes it impossible for me to continue project1k. I will hopefully be able to start again in April, but that remains to be seen.
Whenever a year ends, I cannot help but do a revision of what has been and think about things to come, set goals for myself and strive to achieve them. For a few weeks, anyway...
This year is no different. I have decided on a little project I want to make myself do while periodically blogging about it. I thought it up in December and decided that the 1st of January would be the perfect day to start it. And so I have. I went running yesterday morning. The purpose of the project is to make myself run 1000 km in 2013. It's not that much, if you think about it. It amounts to roughly 20 km per week. With a good schedule, some dieting and a bit of will, I'm sure I'll be able to do it.
I came up with a couple of rules to help me stay on track and prevent me from cheating. Here they are.
Run 1000 km. Don't walk them. I will use a GPS watch to keep track of my speed, distance, etc. Only runs that have an average speed of 10 km/h or higher will be considered as run kilometers.
Runs should be regular. My schedule allows for breaks, but anything longer than 11 days means I will forfeit the project.
Runs cannot be shorter than 2 km. This one's pretty self explanatory.
Dieting. This is not so much a rule as a decision to help things along. I don't plan on going on any crazy diets either... just cut back on fast food and stuff.
A blog post is scheduled after reaching 100km. More about the project then.