I was never much of a runner growing up, but several years ago I trained for and completed a marathon, then fell off the "running wagon", started up again, completed a half-marathon and then continued with it.
I bought a Nikeplus running sensor and that really motivated me as it kept a running total for me. It worked fairly smoothly, with just a few technical glitches throughout the year and it has recorded that, as of today, the last day of my leave, I completed exactly 1600 miles in the last 14 months!
I can't believe that I ran that much. I'm so glad that I did.
|September: 500 miles-San Diego|
|January-1,000 miles- San Diego|
|June-1,500 miles-Beach at Torrey Pines, San Diego|
|August 27, 2013: The Last Day In The Year Of Bob-1,600 Mile Grand Total|
|California beaches in September: 30 above|
|Saskatchewan city streets in December: 30 below|
(I ran every single day in the month of January in California)
|Electric Run in February: Del Mar Race Track, San Diego|
|Caught in a torrential downpour in November: Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico|
|Lovely fall morning run: Orrington, Maine|
So after 6 pairs of running shoes, 3 sets of headphones and countless ipod playlists, I am so glad that I kept it up over these past 14 months as it has left me feeling healthier and happier for the effort.
According to another site I used called DailyMile.com, which broke down my efforts in other ways, 1600 miles of running is also equivalent to the following:
Total Time: 268.34
Pounds Burned: 66
Total Workouts: 219
Around The World: 0.06
Televisions Powered: 3,853
Gas Saved: 84.20
Donuts Burned: 1,264 (this one's my favorite!)
Average Distance: 7.2 miles