Life doesn't quite work that way but as of right now, I have 23 miles for 19 days of August. With 12 days left in the month, I need 26 more miles to break even. Given that I'm not getting runs in on the weekend, it is more realistic that I get the remaining 8 miles for August and chip away at the 18 mile deficit, perhaps halving it.
July was hot, hot, hot. My beautiful green lawn is now a burned yellow hay patch. I also had some knee issues so I took a strategic week off to see if that would make a difference. I ended up with an extra 7 mile deficit that I probably could have made smaller just by doing 1 mile per day on the treadmill.
Why I think I'll succeed: If I can go into September only being 9 miles behind, I should be able to catch up. I run more during the fall when it's cooler and I don't have yard work or outside chores to compete with my free time.
Why I think I won't: I hate having to follow a schedule and there are days when I just want to kick back and not go out for a run or do anything.
I'm averaging 28 miles a month so I should at least pass my usual 300 miles per year.
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