March 41st

April 3, 2017

March 41st is when I plan to finish my 100 Miles in March. Work with me here, okay?

My last post was on a Friday, (over a week ago!!) and I had walked ZERO miles that day.

Below are the three days that followed that ZERO day.

Saturday – 5 miles

Sunday – 3 miles

Monday – 6 miles

Monday evening…


After working on Tuesday, I picked up my mom and we went to visit my cousin in the nursing home. I came home, cooked dinner, ate, then hopped on the treadmill.

I walked 1/4 of a mile and felt like there was a knife in my heel, so I stepped off. I’ve talked just briefly about thinking I have Plantar Fasciitis. I haven’t been to the doctor, but after talking to several friends and looking up my symptoms online, I am self diagnosing and I think it’s Plantar Fasciitis. 

I have been doing the suggested things to make it feel better. Some days it is uncomfortable and other days it just plain hurts. Tuesday it hurt.

Wednesday, the same. I was feeling frustrated and didn’t want to blog about not completing my challenge, and I was just busy enough that it was easy to not find time to blog, so I put blogging and walking on the back burner.

Thursday, I took a very spur of the moment trip to the farm for a sleepover with two girlfriends and left all of my worries behind me. Yay!


On Friday, our hubbies joined us and it was more worry free time. Again, Yay!

We sat around the fire, went four wheeling, played games and had some good old fashioned out door fun.


We came home from the farm early Saturday because we had plans to take our two grand daughters to Disney on Ice! More Yay!


Such a great show!! I felt like a kid.

After the show, out to dinner, then home to watch a movie snuggled up on the couch with the pups and bowls of popcorn.

The girls slept over and they were absolute angels. Of course.

Sunday, waffles and crafts.


Every time they sleep over, they want to take a bubble bath. Um, okay!


The last activity for the day was a baby shower for our daughter Kate. She is due next month!

The shower was perfect! Kate left with all sorts of great gifts and I ate a cupcake, a brownie and a Gooey Butter Bar. WHAT THE HECK??? Okay, except for that the shower really was perfect.

What a great few days it has been, but I have missed my blogging routine.

Now, back to my goals.

The walking challenge is for me to push myself to get in more activity, not to stress myself out about accomplishing a goal. I have certainly been more active than I was in February and I have enjoyed walking outside.

Over the last four or five years, I have learned so much about taking care of myself both mentally and physically.

I do not feel defeated. I am happy that I am at a place where I enjoy challenging myself. Life happens and things don’t always go as planned.

The important part of this challenge is that I have walked much more than I would have had I not done the challenge at all.

I’ve walked new paths. I’ve reintroduced myself to the treadmill. I’ve walked the dogs more than usual.

i will still walk 100 miles and I will complete my challenge. I’m just going to have to add-on some days to March to complete it and see how these feet handle the steps. 

I’ve really enjoyed hearing about how YOU are doing on the challenge!

Let me know if you were able to complete the challenge!

2017 Goals
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year!

“love the life you live, live the life you love”


12 responses to March 41st

  1. April 11, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Would love to know where your Fortune 500 Company is? Maybe I could put in a word that you are in need!

    Such a great weekend and so thankful for the sun!

  2. Yes, my hubs absolutely swears by that KT tape! Hope it works for you! I would love to meet you too! We are in desperate need of WW instructors at my Fortune 500 company! any chance you could relocate?!?! It’s snowing here today so I’m sure you just love Upstate NY! Lol!!! 😂😂😂

    Hope you have a great weekend with your family!

  3. April 5, 2017 at 3:04 am


    You are the sweetest! The shower was great and I can’t believe we are going to be having TWO more grand babies.

    Thanks for all of your kudos. I wish we could meet! You boost my ego!

    I’m so glad you recognize when you need to give yourself that pep talk to keep that negative girl away. Yay us!

    I don’t know what KT tape is, but as soon as I post this comment, I’m Googling it! Thanks!



  4. April 5, 2017 at 2:59 am

    Way to go Rita! Thank you updating me. I agree, if not for the challenge, we would have not gotten out so much. Thank you for joining me and thanks for sharing!

    Stupid feet. They are like computers. Great when they work, awful when they don’t!! ha ha

  5. April 5, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Oh, good to know! I finally decided to make a Dr. Appt. If I get a PT referral I will keep them in mind.

    Thank you! Glad you got relief. What a pain in the FOOT!! lol

  6. April 5, 2017 at 2:56 am

    I have been! And guess what I ordered online. Yep. A fitness tracker. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I decided to just do it!

  7. Kendra Castello April 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Welcome Back Julie! I’ve missed you and so glad that all is OK. The shower looked absolutely beautiful! I’m so glad that you allowed yourself the brownie and the cupcake and the gooey bar thing too! LOL! Life is too short not to indulge especially at special occasions such as this. Our problem as women is that we have so much guilt and we end up beating ourselves up for days for what? Living Life?! It’s crazy! You did awesome on the walking challenge and like you said, it got you moving far more than you would have had you not challenged yourself and set a goal. You are so inspiring with such positive energy! I would love to attend your WW meeting!!! I am just amazed at how much stress and pressure that we as women put on ourselves. It’s crazy. I have to constantly have the “pep talk” with myself to get the negative inner voice to go away. She is constantly sneaking back into my thoughts.

    I sure hope your plantar fasciitis clears up. My hubby has been struggling with it too. He absolutely swears by that KT tape. He said it has made a huge difference. Thanks for the great blog! You are just so real!
    Best Regards,

  8. You’ve been busy!
    I bet you put on several miles of steps keeping up with all those activities.

  9. Sorry to hear about the PF you’re experiencing! I had it a couple years ago and got some major relief from a PT out your way (near Church of the Resurrection and behind Starbucks).

    Loved their staff and the treatment they used on my foot totally healed things up. I had to go multiple weeks in a row, but I’d highly recommend them if you end up needing some professional help. The treatment they used is called the Graston technique.

  10. You are not alone. I got 77 miles in but if not for the challenge I’m quite sure I wouldn’t have even gone for a walk some days. So thanks for the motivation and hope your heel gets better.

  11. April 3, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Those babies!! I love them so much.

    Stupid feet!!



  12. Love this! Love yourself – sometimes we just need a break from the routine! AND those precious babies will only want baths together in grandmas tub for so long – enjoy the moments as you can… sorry about foot – had plantar once, no fun.