Monday, August 2, 2010

A little "yay" moment

[Brought to me by my Brother-In-Law "Buff".]

For being a runner, I suck at the numbers "thing".  I do not enjoy number crunching.  [pace, distance, heart rate, VO2, blah, blah, blah..] 

I run. 

I love to run. 

While I do enjoy seeing the numbers on the treadmill [miles completed].  I rarely give a flying fart about my pace.  Don't get me wrong I do the speed workouts, 800's, hills, whatever but I finish - I write down total distance [in my phone] and I'm done . . . until tomorrow.  No analyzing.

So when I got a text from "Buff" saying, "How many miles have you logged since you started training for your marathons last year?".  I was like, " (*&$@# if I know " followed by, "a lot".  He wasn't so impressed.  So I took a ballpark figure per week told him I started the last week in September 2009.  He came up with his figure - then I said there's no way it's THAT many miles. 

So, I sat down with my phone, a pad of paper and [a calculator, yuck] and started adding

Yep - I did it.  I'm not telling how long it took me.  Sad.  Just very sad how many times I checked and double checked [and maybe triple checked] to make sure the number was right!??

Ya, so running/training for 10 months has yielded me . . . . . .


2,380 miles.

crazy.

I love crazy.

47 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

YOU HAVE LOGGED 2380 MILES BY RUNNING!!!! GOOD GRIEF!!!

I mean, that looks normal, ON A BIKE!! I am beyond IMPRESSED!!!

Carrie said...

That is AWESOME!!! You should totally reward yourself when you hit the 5000 mark! (besides buying new running shoes) :)

Gina said...

Run, Forest, RUUUNN! :)

Rae said...

Holy moly! Very AWESOME!

ShutUpandRun said...

Wow you arent' kidding...you do like to run. By my calculations with my calculator that is like 60 miles/week on average???? Insane.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Holy cow that is a lot of miles! Good for you!

abbi said...

Holy Cow! That is a ton of miles...way to go...see, isn't the math interesting some times?

Anne said...

Love that kind of crazy :)

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

No wonder you are such a crazy awesome runner. You have monster miles behind you. SO COOL!

Syl said...

You are insane girl, insane, but I love your insanity! WAy to GO!!!!!

MCM Mama said...

Wow! That is some kind of amazing!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Damn, just damn!

Evolving Through Running said...

Good god. How many pairs of shoes do you go through a month? That is truly awesome!!

Pam said...

Good Lord, Woman!!! You're a wild thang!!!

RunningLaur said...

That's a great kinda crazy!

(I can't imagine not knowing every number for everything. Must be the OCD :) )

this free bird said...

Holy bloody Moses! I think I've walked 23.8 miles to the refrigerator and laundry room today...time to get movin'

xoxo,
Carrie

Tricia said...

wow

just

wow

Adam said...

NIIIIIIIIIIIICE. That is impressive. That means that you're logging 50+ miles per week, right?

ajh said...

That is a lot of miles! Wow! How many do you run in a week? You are amazing.

Julie said...

Holy crap! You are a running machine:) Yep, now I know how you got your perfect little body! I need to run a little more:) Nice job with logging your crazy miles, very impressive!

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Caratunk Girl said...

Holy crap. You are amazing!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

2 words: insane! Impressive!

Angie Bishop said...

You are the coolest ever :)

Jennifer said...

Holy Cow! I mean that's like a trip overseas, via a jet (first class for you!) What a great acomplishment! Cheers!

Suzy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. And...well, WOW!!! That is a lot of miles.

Suzy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. And...well, WOW!!! That is a lot of miles.

Molly said...

As a BRAND NEW runner that is so inspirational I can't even tell you.

AND that number is totally insane! Congrats.

Teamarcia said...

You love to run and it shows!
BTW I am the same way on the hate math/record keeping thing.

Erika said...

OMG! That's a lot of miles!! As a somewhat new runner, that is motivation at its grandest!

Molly said...

Wow! (insert long, loud whistle here)

Char said...

How far across the States would that have taken you? It's a mighty long way.

Emz said...

Yay!! Thanks so much guys!! [minus the Porno link comment].
Char- It works out I could run from Phoenix,AZ to NYC in 2,456. That put it in better perspective for me. ;) thanks for asking. :)

You guys are THE BEST!!

64 CLASSIC said...

Thats an unbelieveable amount of mileage in a VERY short time period.

Very impressive!

AJ said...

That's Awesome! I don't keep track of my miles either but that's only because I can use my fingers and toes to calculate my weekly mileage. I'm inspired too keep track now! Good work mama! :)

Jill said...

Woohooo, excellent!!! Very impressive!!!

Petraruns said...

Oh you rockstar woman! I am SO impressed!

Johann said...

That is awesome! Lots of respect from me!
I’m a total stats fanatic and have spreadsheets and computer apps all over the show that update and calculate my every move when I type my distance into one field every day. I can give you any number relating to anything of my running from 1 January 1994 to today…crazy but fun.

Colleen said...

So...an average of 10 miles a day, 6 days a week? Assuming you take a day off - but since you run so crazy much, you probably don't. You are insane, and I really want to hate you but.I.just.can't ;)

Marlene said...

Nice number, lady! I'm crazed with my stats... love seeing the weekly, monthly, yearly totals!

Kelly Leigh said...

omgosh that is a lot of miles! I am in a coffee shop in chicago right now and on the coffee cup it says "run your feet, not your mouth." Made me think of you!

Amy said...

Holy Moly! That IS crazy. Way to go!

SteveQ said...

You have me beat and I had a couple of 100 mile runs in the mix! And, yeah, 100 miles in one run is a whole 'nother level of crazy.

Congrats!

Scott Keeps Running said...

:)

Sarah said...

Oh yeah? Well, I ran like 2. Don't feel bad. ;-D

Megan said...

Dang! that is a lot of miles.

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Nice!