November 19, 2012

10,000 Miles

I started keeping track of my running & walking mileage in 2004.

I count any and all miles on my feet that I can record and obsessively add them to my spreadsheet.  In addition to data from the Garmin or treadmill, I also go to and trace walks to dinner and any walking I do while traveling and site-seeing where I don't have my Garmin.

This week, I crossed a total of 10,000 miles since I started keeping track.

Those 10,000 miles have destroyed 20 pairs of running shoes over 7.5 years in 16 countries, and include 13 10Ks, 31 half-marathons, and 7 marathons (with another 10K and marathon coming up in the next 2 weeks.)

Not bad for someone who used to believe that they didn't like running.

I think it's safe to say I've changed my mind.


Arvay said...

Yay! I wish I, too, kept track of my hiking and running and reading, but alas, my OCD is limited to admiring other folks' pretty numbers. :)

Cathy said...

Time to change your oil.

Biting Tongue said...

@Cathy -- Good point. Now if only I knew how to do that to a human.