(copied from my blog)
Today was the magical day, I had my 100th day of daily running. I went for my run this morning at 6AM. I usually run in the afternoon, but that's how the schedule worked out. It was a fantastic run. 53 degrees, cool, and perfect for running. It was 6AM, so it was very quiet out. Perfect for reflecting on 100 days of running. Normally, I don't think about running while running, but today I did.
I thought about how I first started, almost two years ago with the Couch to 5k program. Before that program, I wouldn't have run if a bear was chasing me.
So, some stats as I reflect upon my running...
9/24/07 - the day I started running with the Couch to 5k program
11/24/07 - the day I ran my first 5k - 34:40 was my time
I joined the Seacoast Series for the 2008 season and had to complete 6 of 8 races and one had to be a 10k to get a jacket. I ran 7 of the races, 2 of them were 10ks and I am the proud owner of a Seacoast Series jacket.
6/14/08 - the day I ran my first 10k
11/9/08 - the day I ran my first half
6/1/09 - the day I started running every day
27:27 - my best 5k time on 6/7/09 at the Smuttynose 5k
54:58 - my best 10k on 8/20/09 at Saunders
40 pounds - the weight I've lost since running
Month of August - had a 100+ mile month
Longest run during the 100 days was 10 miles, least was 1.88 miles
This year I’ve run a total of 533 miles and 1255 since I began
It's crazy and fantastic and I really hope goes to show that ANYONE can run. I don't have any "next" goals for the daily running, I'm just going to keep going for as long as I can without injury. My next big running goal is the half marathon at the beginning of next month. Thanks for reading along, both with this post and my running journey.
Bring it on.
Awesome job. I love the stats. Keep it up.
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In it for the long run..
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