Several members of the Woo Hoo Crew made it through yet another Virtual 12athon Challenge month! Keep on reading to see how Daniel, Melanie J, Katie, Melanie W, & Nathan knocked out those 12 miles and which crazy bonus point challenges they subjected themselves to.
June 12athon finished in the books. Only 8 miles today so I got my base points of 12 points plus 12 points for the Rosie Ruiz challenge which involves running somewhere, then catching a ride back, and finishing with at least a mile. I got up and ran 5 miles to work, then worked for 9 hours helping people buy different running related items before catching a ride back to my house with a co-worker. I then braved the thunder and lightning to run another 3 miles to meet my goal for the day. Both runs I ended up wet because of the weather, but feel pretty good considering I’ve spent the majority of the day on my feet. Here’s to another great day in 12athon land!
I did my 12 miles at Hagan Stone Park. Part trails, part road. It was tough, but I finished. Sometimes, that is all that matters…
June 12th was one VERY long day! At my job, we’ve started our summer hours, which means 7 AM – 6 PM Monday-Thursday. That also meant that I had to get creative with today’s 12-miler unless I wanted to be running for-e-ver. After reading and rereading the challenges, I finally settled on the 3 square runs a day challenge. I had an hour of comp time from work I was able to combine with my regular lunch break, so that gave me enough time for 4 miles (and a much-needed shower.) I should note that I could only choose two because Nathan and I complete Hoofin’ and Woofin’ earlier this month.
To say today was humid would be putting it mildly. When I got up and struck out before 5 AM, the air was already as thick as a damp sponge. Up until that point, I wasn’t sure which additional challenge I would be adding on. However, considering that I’ve been fighting a sinus infection and my asthma always misbehaves when it is so humid, I decided that Gallowaying was the best choice I could make.
I made it through my first 4 miler, and got to see Nathan as he set off (considerably later) for the first part of his bi-curious challenge on his bike. Of course, the rain didn’t start until I was pulling away from the house for work and Nathan was coming into the driveway (back from the second half of his journey).
After a few hours of work, I headed home for my 2nd run of the day. Nathan got home for lunch just before I left, so he was able to see me off. I took a slightly different route on this run. I’ve decided that Kemp Road is uphill no matter how you take it. UGH! At any rate, I made it through the run and though I felt considerably slower, my Garmin time was about 20 seconds faster. WOOHOO!!! After cooling down for a while, showering, and cooling down again, I headed back to work to finish up my 10 hour day.
Earlier in the day, I had decided I didn’t want to run from home again, so I took my gym bag with me so I could run from the office. I’m pretty sure my co-workers think I’m crazy when I talk about this 12athon nonsense, so I decided to get them involved and had one take my final picture of the day for me.
As I walked out of the office building, I realized I hadn’t mapped a loop. Typical. I didn’t want to take the extra time to go inside to make a route and I didn’t want to do another out and back, so I decided to take my chances and guess at a loop as I went.
From my building on Washington Street, I headed down to Spring Garden, through UNCG and turned right on Chapman. I kind of meandered through the neighborhood a bit between Walker and Market, and then turned right on Market to head back into downtown. Somehow, I hit 4 miles just as I ran up to my car. Oh, did I mention that it poured rain on this run for about 15-20 minutes? It actually made for a much better run.
So, June 12th is behind me, and I’m already looking forward to starting quarter 3 on Saturday!
June 12athon is finished and I’m glad! This was a long one for me. I started at 6am with the Slacker, Sisyphus, and Diabolic Dozen challenges. The heat and the humidity started taking its toll on me around mile 10 and I was completely spent by the time mile 12 finished. I ran one mile with my lovely daughter and tweeted each hour with updates about my run. Like childbirth, I need a little time for this Slacker to wear off and I forget the pain of running 1 mile an hour for 12 hours. I honestly think it might be easier to run a marathon than do that challenge.
Well, if you’ve made it this far down in the post, congratulations! Must mean you really like me. As you might have read yesterday, Katie and I did the Hoofin’ & Woofin’ challenge for the 12athon, by taking dogs from the Guilford County Animal Shelter for 12 miles of walking/running.frolicking in the weeks leading up to today. That left two bonus challenges, so I chose Bi-Curious (biked 6 miles & ran 6 miles) and the RUI Double Fister (consumed 2 small water bottles filled with Gatorade G2 and a shot of vodka in each). A little rough knocking this all out before I went to work this morning, but the alcohol surprisingly didn’t affect me too much (as you’ll see in the video). Oh…and Katie bested me by 1.5 measly points to win the 2nd quarter of the 12athon. Congrats!