Friday, November 18, 2011

1611 miles

According to my dailymile logs, I've run, biked, walked, hiked and otherwise locomoted under my own body power a total of 1611 miles in the last 18 months. Wow! To make it more interesting, 1109 of those miles have been in 2011. That's an average of just about 100 miles/month. I want to stop myself from keeping the stats when I exercise because sometimes I get carried away with the details, but I cannot help it as they are part of the fun for me. Watching my progress over the months as I went from doing next to nothing to making sure I am exercising at least a few times a week, and even training for runs and rides where I am exercising almost every day of the week, has been part of the journey that is keeping me interested in doing what I am doing. I was not new to running, but it had been 15-16 years since I ran track in high school. I was not new to biking, as I've owned a bike of some sort since I was a kid. In high school, I would regularly go out for 10 mile rides like it was nothing. Looking back on my last 18 months, I am just really amazed. Seeing statistics like this will definitely continue to keep me motivated. Sites like dailymile are not just entertainment for me. It is real motivation and real progress. I am very thankful for the ability to do this. I look forward to bringing those numbers up, even if it is just one mile at a time.

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