Since the half marathon's done and it's starting to get fall-like here in the City on the Water, even though it's supposed to be in the mid-70s this week, I thought Octapolluza might be a good challenge. It'll keep me running and it will also force me back into the habit of hitting up the YMCA, a building I haven't stepped foot in since March.
So what do I have to do? I'm going to tweak Teacherwoman's requirements slightly, mostly because she's giving up soda. Me? I need my daily dose of Diet Coke around 1 p.m., so soda's staying for me.
Here's the challenge, during the month of October, I'm aiming to do the following:
- 1 workout per day. That being a minimum of 2 mile run, a 10 mile bike, or 30 minute swim.
- 1 optional rest day each week.
- 1 strength training day each week.
- I'm allowed 1 soda a day. I better savor it.
I started off Octapolluza on the right foot, I got in a 3.5 mile run tonight after work, the first time I've run since the half marathon. And besides the fact that I came home and was literally dripping like I had just gotten out of the shower, it was a good run.
We'll see how the rest of October goes.