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Forrest Gump Day (Read 4715 times)

    Today's a Forrest Gump Day.

     

    The shortest distance coast-to-coast is 2,092 miles, between Jacksonville, Florida and San Diego, California.

     

    Two times that (coast-to-coast and back) is 4,184 miles.

     

    This evening's run ended with 4,186.6 miles to-date since logging my runs, which is nearly every mile I've run.

     

     

    While I haven't literally run between Florida and California and back, I have run many wonderful places since starting running in 2005.

     

     

    It's time to turn around, and head back the other way.

     

    Mama says they was magic shoes. They could take me anywhere.


    Needs more cowbell!

      Mama says they was magic shoes. They could take me anywhere.

       

      Excellent!  Enjoy your return trip. Big grin

      I shoot pretty things! ~

      '14 Goals:

      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


      I look my best blurry!

        That is really cool!  That might have to be a goal.  To make it to "Forest Gump Day"  

          Current total miles run is now roughly the distance across Eurasia.  Smile

          mark-bixler


            I only have 46.9 miles to go!!  Currently at 4139.7

             

            That's all I got to say about that.

            Listen. Yeah, it's gonna hurt some. That's the marathon business.

            But here's the thing. When it starts to get intense, that's not time to panic. This is what you wanted to happen. It means that all the training, all the miles, all the wakeups, all the cold, all the wet, all the sleep-deprived days and all the shit you've done to yourself over the last 6 plus months is finally about to pay off. It means you've put yourself where you wanted to be. You've given yourself an opportunity that very few will ever have. You've given yourself a chance.

            Now finish it.

              stupid is as stupid runs

                 +1

                 

                stupid is as stupid runs

                  Do you realize that he (Forest) ran ALL those miles in the same set of shoes?!?!?! 

                   

                  My shoes look like crap after 500 miles. But at least I'm not running in Nikes.

                  mdmccat

                    My Forrest Gump Day will arrive in about 6 or 7 weeks, but only after having run in a lot more than just one pair of shoes!

                    "I can do 440 in 220"    Half Fanatic #846    "90% of running is half mental"    If I collapse, please pause my Garmin

                     

                      Instead of the pace bunnyies in the user groups, it would be cool to pick two places on a map and track your running against those trips. Examples would be running across the country, running the sahara, around the world, etc

                      2014 Goals

                      Weight - 200 lbs (stuck around 211)

                      2000 miles (1190 as of July 1)

                      Work on stretching and flexibility (doing so much better at this!)

                      Stay healthy for Boston 2015 (have a BQ -9:00 time) - check!

                      Marathon - 3:10 (Goal Race in October)

                      HM 1:29:59 (Goal race in July)

                      10k - 39:59 (no goal race yet)

                      5k - 19:30 (goal race July 4)

                       

                        Well, here's where I could have run to so far this year, assuming I ran in a straight line and didn't run into silly things like mountains, canyons, etc.

                        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                          That's pretty cool!

                          2014 Goals

                          Weight - 200 lbs (stuck around 211)

                          2000 miles (1190 as of July 1)

                          Work on stretching and flexibility (doing so much better at this!)

                          Stay healthy for Boston 2015 (have a BQ -9:00 time) - check!

                          Marathon - 3:10 (Goal Race in October)

                          HM 1:29:59 (Goal race in July)

                          10k - 39:59 (no goal race yet)

                          5k - 19:30 (goal race July 4)

                           


                          Menace to Sobriety

                            Today's a Forrest Gump Day.

                             

                            It was a Lebron James day for me. It was so friggin' hot I bailed on the last quarter of my run.

                            Janie, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go f*** himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus.
                            xor


                              I ignored this thread for months because Forrest Gump (especially the running angle) annoys the heck out of me.

                               

                              I finally opened it.

                               

                              Wow. What a cool idea!  Good job to those of you who have cracked this fun little mileage barrier, or others.

                               


                              Former runner

                                I celebrated my Forest Gump day today. Big grin  Back in March 2008 when I started C25K, 4188 miles would have been unimaginable.

                                Ross

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