Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen.You won’t be.Don’t count on motivation.Count on Discipline.
Almost two weeks in and the number of participants is starting to lag off. People get busy, they realize there is more to this challenge than they thought, or maybe they took on the challenge thinking they would support others, to find out that it is keeping them from their previous commitments.
All of those reasons are valid…if you don’t want to finish.
Personally, I am running behind on both miles and steps (stairs). I am going to have to pick it up a little, myself. Motivation of running this challenge isn’t enough. Discipline to hit my daily targets is what it will take for me to hit my goals.
We did manage to break the 300-mile mark yesterday, though.
With that being said, here are the numbers for Day 13:
Miles rucked On Day 13: 29.18 miles.
Miles Rucked Through 13 Days: 300.65 miles.
Steps (Stairs) Climbed on Day 13: 530 stairs (53.00 flights)
Steps (Stairs) Climbed Through Day 13: 34,807 stairs (3,480.70 flights)
Steps took a nose dive on Day 13. Something tells me that Day 14 will re-bound.
“I would die for my child.” I believe you. But would you live for them? Would you get yourself healthy? Would you eliminate distractions? Would you lead them more intentionally? You’d only have to die once. You have to live every day. Do that.
Part of this challenge is for me to have some company in my own fitness challenge…getting healthy.
I’m EXTREMELY fortunate that I am as healthy as I am currently (according to the numbers anyway), but I am FAR from being functionally healthy. I need to up my game when it comes to being physically fit. It is a choice I must make EVERY day, EVERY hour, EVERY choice.
And with that thought in mind, here are the numbers for Day 10 of the Everest in May challenge!
Miles rucked On Day 10: 17.70 miles.
Miles Rucked Through 10 Days: 218.92 miles.
Steps (Stairs) Climbed on Day 10: 1,740 stairs (174.00 flights)
Steps (Stairs) Climbed Through Day 10: 29,619 stairs (2,961.90 flights)
Numbers dipped a little on Day 10. Let’s work hard to get them back up!
“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to make.”
Well, this past week didn’t work out like I intended it to, AT ALL. Many apologies for being late in getting this info up.
Better late than never?
The good news is, is that my spreadsheet is getting populated enough now to organize and get the data out a little easier than previously, so I am learning how to refine and improve, which will make future challenges easier…to report… ;)…and more informative.
Without further ado, here are the Week 1 stats and leader board!
Miles – Week 1 Leaders
1st Place: Pierpoint
2nd Place: JJ Watson
3rd Place: Peter Rosati
Steps (Stairs) – Week 1 Leaders
1st Place: Cardoso
2nd Place: JJ Watson
3rd Place: Scott Boren
And for anybody wondering what your daily average is for miles and steps (stairs), here you go.
To complete the challenge in May, over 31 days, we should be:
Walking: 3.69 miles per day
Climbing: 369 steps (stairs) per day
Again, apologies for the delay in getting these numbers out. Keep getting it and let’s all hit the goal!
“Man, it’s the same bullshit they tried to pull in my day. If it ain’t that piece of paper, there’s some other choice they’re gonna try and make for you. You gotta do what Randall Pink Floyd wants to do man. Let me tell you this, the older you do get the more rules they’re gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin’ man, L-I-V-I-N.“
Had a set-back, personally, for my own miles on May 6th, but managed to get some steps in at least. More entries on the 6th as compared to the 5th, so that is a good sign that the challenge is still going strong!
Here are the numbers!
Miles rucked On Day 6: 24.51 miles.
Miles Rucked Through 6 Days: 130.76 miles. WE HAVE ACCUMULATIVELY PASSED THE 114.31 MILEAGE THRESHOLD!
Steps (Stairs) Climbed on Day 6: 1,887 stairs (188.70 flights)
Steps (Stairs) Climbed Through Day 6: 16,917 stairs (1,691.70 flights)
“I wanted something different; I wanted something that challenged me and that pushed me further. Then this idea of climbing Mount Everest came to my mind. It stuck in my head for days. Someone told me I couldn’t do it, and that really annoyed me.”
Raha Moharrak, Saudi Arabian Explorer
Make sure to check in for the next posted results as we close out Week #1!