Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May miles

One of my goals for 2011 is to run 365 miles. Seven miles per week doesn't sound like a lot. But there will be weeks when it is too hot to run, weeks when it is too cold, weeks when I am on vacation, weeks when work is busy, weeks when I'm injured, and weeks when I am just too damn lazy. So, if I can log 365 miles, I'll be pretty happy with myself.

Here's where I am at so far:

January: 15.3 miles
February: 41.6 miles
March: 33.5 miles
April: 46.8 miles
May: 48.8 miles

I am expecting the miles to drop as the temperature climbs, so I'd love your help in keeping me motivated!


  1. That's an excellent goal, and impressive progress. You should at least post your monthly progress for us, and we'll try and call you out if you haven't done so.
    I'm living a bit vicariously through my running friends now anyways, as I've been taking a bit of a break to give my sore Achilles a rest. I'm hoping to start picking up the mileage again this weekend because i've been talking smack about a 5K on the 18th and need to get back into fighting trim. I'll keep you posted on my progress as well!

  2. I learned the hard way last year about how important it is to take a break at the first sign of injury. I hope your Achilles feels better - and hopefully, taking a break from running just translates into more time for reading and Red Sox!

  3. I actually went for a four mile run yesterday will no ill effects. I'm still conscious of my Achilles but the active pain appears to be over. I'm still going to take it easy, but i'm also going to start training again: my 5Ks not to far away!

    As for keeping you motiveated, I was pondering it and think that you should sign up for a race. Even if you're not a speed demon, the simple fact of having an event in the future should keep you on the road. I know that i'm always more motivated when I know that i'll have to lace up the shoes with a group of others in the near future.