10,000 miles in less than 4 years (Read 868 times)

    I'm not one to toot my own horn that often, but today I logged my 10,000th mile I have run since 12/22/07. Thanks to Eric's exemplary efforts to create the best running site on the Trenternet, I'm able to look back  at a graphical representation of each of them. This includes two 3,000 + mile years, and 8 marathons in the last 3 years. I have been extremely lucky to have been pretty much injury free for all of them. I have not become very much faster ( 4:22 first, 3:59 best last fall) , but that has never been my primary goal. Mainly it's been about going out for 30,40,50 hours a month to keep my head on straight. The past few years have been ,in many ways, the most tumultuous in my life. Running has been my therapy.


    Each and every one of those miles had to be forged by placing one foot in front of the other. I enjoyed every one of them. Even the ones that really sucked (relatively few) were enjoyable when they were done.


    I can't wait to see where my future miles take me. Here's to the next 10k.


    Whoot . Whoot.





      That's awesome, Joe. Congrats on the 10k.

      When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

      Princess Cancer Pants

        Wow...that is some serious mileage in a short time! Amazing milestone...congrats!

        '17 Goals:

        • Chemo

        • Chemo-Radiation

        • Surgery

        • Return to kicking my own ass by 2018


        She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.

        ~ Unknown

        Prince of Fatness

          Way to go, Joe!


          I look my best blurry!

            I'll follow your lead and go for 10K.  So many inspirational runners here.   Congrats Joe!

            old woman w/hobby

              Wow!  Congrats Joe!



              Just run.

                Wow, inspirational! Congrats Joe and keep going.

                  I just looked at your log, and it shows exactly 10,000.  Are you having a hard time logging your next run and messing up the number?  I would be. Smile

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

                    Yes. I did think about that. Ephemeral, that what all this is.





                      Nice work, Joe. Keep it rollin'!

                      an amazing likeness

                        Wow, that's impressive work and results!  Worthy of horn-tootin' if you ask me.

                        I've done my best to live the right way. I get up every morning and go to work each day. (for now)

                        Queen of 3rd Place

                          WTG, Joe! Gotta love those nice, round numbers.

                          Ex runner


                            10,000 miles!!??   Shocked   You must be tired!  Go take a nap!   Smile


                            Running is stupid

                              Joe: Pride of the Garden State.

                              "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


                                That's just amazing! Wish I could do like thatBig grin