Tonight was my first run since the half on Sunday and it was a sore one. I didn’t wear my watch knowing full-well that if I pushed myself too fast then I would endure definite injury. I took advantage of all the stop lights and was careful with my form. I officially start training for the Illinois (Full!) Marathon on Christmas Eve, but need something to push myself to run until then. There’s a local Thanksgiving race here that’s actually on November 10th, but I feel like I needed something more substantial. Well, imagine my surprise when I saw the Pile on the Miles 2012 Challenge on The Midwest Prep. It’s organized by Run, Eat, Repeat and I am so excited to join in! I set a goal of 100 miles in the month of November. I know I probably won’t win top mileage (someone put in 200 miles as a goal!), but I love being held accountable and joining in on the fun with other bloggers. As someone who is new to the blogging world, I figured this is a great way to get to know other people in the blogosphere.