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midwife
12-27-2008, 09:44 PM
In 2008, several of us ran in a 500 miles by Christmas challenge. Some of us got there (and then some---looking at you: Jo, Kitty, & Jenguin!) and some of us reached a different goal (300, thank you very much!).

Now we are starting a new year and have a new goal!

The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step....Are you IN???

This thread is open to everyone--if you are thinking of running 1000 miles by 12/31/2009...or 600....or walking 300...the idea is to move and track your mileage and have some fun along the way!

Good luck to us all!!!! :carrot:


mountain mama
12-27-2008, 09:48 PM
i'm totally up for joining in on this! I have been slacking in my jogging and so I will track every mile JOGGED starting on the 1st :)

JackieRn
12-27-2008, 09:57 PM
I'm in, I'm so excited. Thanks for starting the thread. Good Luck everyone!!!!!


JoyfulVegGirl
12-27-2008, 11:13 PM
I'd love to do this! My official goal for this year is 1000 miles, but I'm secretly hoping to get to 1500 if all goes well. :cool:

kittycat40
12-27-2008, 11:16 PM
Count me in :)

didja know daaaays ago by lookin' at my spankin' new ticker?? ;)

niitebug
12-27-2008, 11:44 PM
I'm in too!

Dianeofnka
12-28-2008, 01:17 AM
Count me in! I want more incentive to rack up the miles.

truffles
12-28-2008, 01:41 AM
I'm going for the 300 mile walk.

Mrs Snark
12-28-2008, 01:19 PM
I'm in again, looking forward to an awesome 2009!

I've decided to start the New Year right with a run at midnight right as 2009 arrives. :)

midwife
12-28-2008, 04:30 PM
Welcome to all!

Kitty, I need to make a ticker.
Jo, a NYE run at midnight? That sounds fun (cold....but fun!). I have a run scheduled New Year's Day, so I'll be right behind you.

I was talking to DH last night about a good goal and we crunched some numbers. So, here's what some mileage might look like.

Joyful, if you go for 1500, you are looking at about 29 miles a week. That's quite doable (and impressive)!

1000 miles = about 19 miles per week
800 miles = about 15.5 miles per week
700 miles = about 13.5 miles per week
300 miles = just under 8 miles per week

I've been running about 10 (3-4 miles about 3 times) miles a week consistently. I would have to double that to reach 1000 miles, which I could do, but it would take more time than I currently have allocated to running. But this is supposed to be a challenge.

I'm in for 800 miles in 2009. I think I can achieve it but it will take some work.

Now, off to make a ticker!!

dollypie
12-28-2008, 06:27 PM
I would love to join! My goal will be 500 miles in the form of walking, running, elliptical, and cycling at the gym.

jenguin
12-28-2008, 07:30 PM
I'm in! And I'm setting the goal of 1000 miles. It will be a bit of a stretch goal for me to do it, but I'm willing to give it my best shot!

Viatre
12-28-2008, 07:46 PM
I'm definitely in! I'll have to start keeping better track, but it's an awesome idea.

keemster
12-29-2008, 12:07 AM
Hi! I'm definitely up for this. 1000 miles running or the closest I can get to it! I'm new by the way... what a way to start my 3FC experience. :)

srmb60
12-29-2008, 12:10 AM
Walk, run, jog ... 1000 miles? I'm in. I'll make a ticker in the morning.

Mrs Snark
12-29-2008, 10:00 AM
Hi! I'm definitely up for this. 1000 miles running or the closest I can get to it! I'm new by the way... what a way to start my 3FC experience. :)

Welcome! Signing up for 1000 miles on your very first post, yippee!! :carrot:

thinpossible
12-29-2008, 10:01 AM
I'm in, and look forward to the journey with all of you!

~Thanks for letting me know about this thread, midwife :)

1/1 - off
1/2 - 1.25
1/3
1/4
1/5
1/6
1/7
1/8

dixied
12-29-2008, 11:29 AM
I'm in. I just calculated what I have been jogging, and it would be a little over 1200 miles, but giving myself some days off, 1000 would be do-able.

nicolen
12-29-2008, 12:16 PM
I'm in, but I'm going to split the difference and say 750 miles.

JulieJ08
12-29-2008, 01:18 PM
Oh fun! I'm running 9 miles a week right at the moment, so with some increases in mileage as I improve, I might just make 500 miles for the year! I'm in. :)

truffles
12-30-2008, 12:41 AM
I think I will change my 300 mile walk to a 500 mile combination of walking, elyptical, treadmill and running with the Wii Fit. Thanks for the idea Dollypie

sm177
12-30-2008, 12:26 PM
I'm in! I'll add the ticker soon:carrot:

srmb60
12-30-2008, 10:47 PM
Bump!

mountain mama
12-30-2008, 11:48 PM
my husband and I are doing this challenge kind of together too. Whoever gets the most miles by dec 31st.. or hits 1000 first wins and the loser has to be slave for a day on Jan1st hehe :)

Hes in the army and runs everyday.. so im def in for a challenge here!

midwife
12-31-2008, 10:18 AM
Are you guys ready????

Jo's gonna run at midnight! Anyone else that crazy----er, I mean, dedicated? :lol: There's a reason Jo will get to 1000 miles this year!!!

I have a run planned for tomorrow! Woohoo!

RunnerKim
12-31-2008, 11:26 AM
Cool! I'm in! I am training for a half marathon (my second) in May and I'm going to enter the lottery for the NYC full marathon as well.

RunnerKim
12-31-2008, 11:27 AM
Are you guys ready????

Jo's gonna run at midnight! Anyone else that crazy----er, I mean, dedicated? :lol: There's a reason Jo will get to 1000 miles this year!!!

I have a run planned for tomorrow! Woohoo!

You know...I really wanted to run the NYC midnight race tonight but DH won't drive into the city tonight for anything (kinda don't blame him) but I just may put on my headlamp and go out for a midnight run in my neighborhood to start 2009 off right! Wooohoooo!!! :carrot:

RunnerKim
12-31-2008, 11:28 AM
Hes in the army and runs everyday.. so im def in for a challenge here!

Do you guys live on Ft. Campbell?

JulieJ08
12-31-2008, 11:56 AM
Are you guys ready????

Jo's gonna run at midnight! Anyone else that crazy----er, I mean, dedicated? :lol: There's a reason Jo will get to 1000 miles this year!!!

I have a run planned for tomorrow! Woohoo!

Ready or not, tomorrow is the 1st!

I actually got sick Friday, so haven't been running. I got out and did 1.5 miles (I usually run 3) this morning :dizzy:

I hope I get back up to speed before too long! But you know I'll be out there one way or another. :carrot:

westiesam
12-31-2008, 01:21 PM
Count me in! I'm a new runner so I'll have to walk/run the 1000 miles, but I'd love to try it! I biked 1500 miles in 2005! See you at the finish line!
Sharon

mountain mama
12-31-2008, 01:41 PM
RUnnerkim: No.. not at campbell.. Knox. My DH is actually deployed right now.. out of kansas.. but I moved to this area cause one of my good frineds and hubby are stationed here.

Im excited to get the ball rolling tomorrow.. and nervous.. it's been so long since i've ran. Im pumped to get back on track.. but nervous of my endurance deterioration.. lol

ennay
12-31-2008, 01:55 PM
I'm in again, looking forward to an awesome 2009!

I've decided to start the New Year right with a run at midnight right as 2009 arrives. :)

I want to do that too, but dh thinks I'll get hit by a drunk driver.

JackieRn
12-31-2008, 01:56 PM
I can't wait until tomorrow, I'm not ambitious enough to attempt a midnight run, as awesome as that sounds but I will definitely be kicking things off on a high note tomorrow. Happy New Year everyone and I'm so happy to be doing this challenge with such a great group.

RunnerKim
12-31-2008, 01:56 PM
RUnnerkim: No.. not at campbell.. Knox.

ahhhh, one of the few bases I didn't get the pleasure of living on. (my parents were both in the Army).

RunnerKim
12-31-2008, 01:59 PM
I want to do that too, but dh thinks I'll get hit by a drunk driver.

Smart thinking. That's the very reason we don't go out on New Year's Eve. Fortunately my "neighborhood" is a loop of residential homes in horse farm country. Nobody is on our roads at night but if they are I do wear my headlamp and my reflective gear. We are so desolate they don't even put up street lamps. :running:

Mrs Snark
12-31-2008, 03:41 PM
I want to do that too, but dh thinks I'll get hit by a drunk driver.

I'll be sticking to the neighborhood streets and sidewalks and staying off any main thruways for this very reason. I'm hoping to catch lots of neighborhood fireworks!

Shannon in ATL
12-31-2008, 04:43 PM
I'd like to get in on this, but there is no way I can do 1000 miles in 2009... :) Any suggestions on a realistic goal for someone who just ran her first mile this week? (I've done lots of walking on my elliptical, but I don't guess I can count that for this purpose...)

ETA: I just read back and see that I may be able to count my elliptical for this after all... Mine tracks by revolution, not distance. Other than the optional GPS attachment that works with my Polar is there another way to track distance on the elliptical trainer?

ennay
12-31-2008, 05:50 PM
Well the GPS wouldnt do you any good. :)

What I used to do for xtraining "equivalent" miles is figure out how long it takes me at a "normal effort" to run 1 mile. Lets say for this example 10 minutes. Then if I elliptical for 10 minutes I count it as 1 mile.

Since you just started running you will probably be changing "average mile" time fairly rapidly, but I would keep it simple.

ennay
12-31-2008, 05:54 PM
I'll be sticking to the neighborhood streets and sidewalks and staying off any main thruways for this very reason. I'm hoping to catch lots of neighborhood fireworks!

I know, I was just going to run in the neighborhood and move to the yards if I even so much as saw a car on the road. I cant run on the sidewalks because people here dont shovel them :mad:

Shannon in ATL
12-31-2008, 06:00 PM
Well the GPS wouldnt do you any good. :)

What I used to do for xtraining "equivalent" miles is figure out how long it takes me at a "normal effort" to run 1 mile. Lets say for this example 10 minutes. Then if I elliptical for 10 minutes I count it as 1 mile.

Since you just started running you will probably be changing "average mile" time fairly rapidly, but I would keep it simple.

Duh... :)

I said to a coworker today "If I just stopped and thought about my question for two minutes before just blurting it out there think how much I could accomplish, and how much smarter I would appear." :)

JulieJ08
12-31-2008, 06:12 PM
ETA: I just read back and see that I may be able to count my elliptical for this after all... Mine tracks by revolution, not distance. Other than the optional GPS attachment that works with my Polar is there another way to track distance on the elliptical trainer?

Is there no spec for how far a revolution is? Might have to dig a little to find out.

Fat Chick B Gone
12-31-2008, 06:14 PM
Ohhhh sign me up too for 1,000 miles. I will count walking, running and the very rare elliptical and/or bike at the gym.

JackieRn
12-31-2008, 08:30 PM
Does anyone own a Garmin forerunner 305, do you like it? I just ordered one b/c I'm tired of running the same routes that I have to map out with my Car GPS. Also, I'm wondering if the heart rate monitor also has an estimation of number of calories burned?

ennay
12-31-2008, 08:43 PM
I've had both a 301 (w/ HRM) and currently own a 205 - which is the 305 without the HRM as I never used that part.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Never leave the house without it!

The Garmin will estimate calories based on your weight & pace if you do not use the HRM and I think based on your weight and HRM if you do use it.

MTA: heh we have the same ticker style...happy running!

MTA2- Can I be in this group if I want to do more than 1000?

JackieRn
12-31-2008, 09:10 PM
I've had both a 301 (w/ HRM) and currently own a 205 - which is the 305 without the HRM as I never used that part.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Never leave the house without it!

The Garmin will estimate calories based on your weight & pace if you do not use the HRM and I think based on your weight and HRM if you do use it.


Thanks, for letting me know. I feel less guilty about buying myself another present. :D BTW very impressive that you qualified for Boston, that is one of my long term goals. How much training did it take for you to do it? what weekly mileage did you peak at? Did you follow a specific training plan?

Mrs Snark
12-31-2008, 10:58 PM
Ohhhh sign me up too for 1,000 miles. I will count walking, running and the very rare elliptical and/or bike at the gym.

Yippeeeee!

mountain mama
12-31-2008, 11:38 PM
Tomorrow is the day to begin!! woweee! hehe Have a blast.. all of you that are running tonite!!!
I will catch up with you all tomorrow... probabaly in a shuffle more than a run tomorrow.. but i will get back on track after some practise hehe

ennay
12-31-2008, 11:40 PM
Thanks, for letting me know. I feel less guilty about buying myself another present. :D BTW very impressive that you qualified for Boston, that is one of my long term goals. How much training did it take for you to do it? what weekly mileage did you peak at? Did you follow a specific training plan?

I peaked at....wait I gotta go look it up. 61.8 miles but I am a slow ramper, I have figured out for me I need to ramp sloooooooooooowwwwwwwly. I ended up with 200+ mile months for 3 months before the race. I did minimal speedwork as mileage trumps speedwork and I cant ramp and speed without getting injured.

I ended up at 2100 miles last year and I am aiming for 2400 this year. I had a horrid december, but I am hoping to be around 50 mpw most weeks.

I didnt follow a specific training plan exactly, I would say I most closely followed Hal Higdon intermediate 2 (google higdon) but I stretched out the middle weeks more and combined it with my own plan.

midwife
12-31-2008, 11:57 PM
MTA2- Can I be in this group if I want to do more than 1000?

Absolutely!!! Joyful Veg Girl mentioned 1500. Whatever your goal is, you are welcome here!

Shannon, a good goal might be 500 miles. That allows for 10 mile weeks, with a couple of weeks off. I know you are starting slow (right??? ;)) but you could be at 9 to 10 mile weeks pretty soon and if you start doing some longer runs in late summer and fall, I think you could do it.

JackieRn
01-01-2009, 12:17 AM
Thanks for the info ennay, I aspire to that kind of mileage. What an amazing achievement on top of Mommyhood. It must take a lot of organization to keep up that kind of running schedule. You're awesome!!!!!

ShadowBabe
01-01-2009, 01:16 AM
I am gonna go for it! Walking 1000 miles!

I am new here, but I am ready to do this thing! (I posted on the intro board)

Mrs Snark
01-01-2009, 01:48 AM
My first miles of 2009 are in the books, w00t!

While waiting around for midnight I started to think that it wasn't that great an idea after all because I got sleepy. But then when we got out there (my husband escorted me on his bike!) and people were shooting off fireworks and shouting "Happy New Year" (and "You're nuts!") as I ran by, and the miles seemed to just melt away. It was alot of fun and even DH wants to do it every year from now on!

2009 Challenge miles: 3.14..... 996.86 to go!

river
01-01-2009, 01:59 AM
This sounds like fun! 1000 miles is doable for me, fitness wise, as long as I am consistent in getting the training in time wise. I'll make a ticker now! :)

ennay
01-01-2009, 04:59 AM
1.7 at 12:11am to kick it off!

stopeating
01-01-2009, 08:36 AM
Just got a treadmill this week. Sounds like a challenge!

RunnerKim
01-01-2009, 12:35 PM
I am really ticked. Last night it was absolutely FREEZING and the wind was about 35 mph (I run in most anything but HATE running into a strong headwind when the temps are below 20 degrees). I didn't even stay awake until midnight. But then the worst was to come. Both my girls are sick so they were both up crying ALL night. I got about 2 hours of total sleep. Now DH tells me he's going to leave so he can study for this big PMP exam he has next week and then he has his bowling league tonight. So here I am with a 2 year old and 5 year old and I can't leave them to go outside for a run today. I don't have a gym membership so what can I do? I'm so aggravated! Hope you all get to log your miles for today. I may have to double up tomorrow ;p

jahjah1223
01-01-2009, 12:47 PM
I am in starting today!

midwife
01-01-2009, 12:56 PM
Yea, Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!!!!

I am so impressed, Jo & Ennay! Sounds like a great way to kick off the New Year!!


Hey Kim! Sorry to hear about your obstacles. There will be days like this all year long!! Breathe in, breathe out.....If it doesn't happen today, it will happen tomorrow, 'kay?

mountain mama
01-01-2009, 01:05 PM
Kim: I know you've had a rough couple days.. but it will get better.. Focus on good thoughts and things will clear up... i know it's not the same.. but what about a WATP's jogging DVD? Just to get some exercise in on those freezing days that you can't go outside. It will at least get the blood flowing and the mood up! :) Good luck.. hug your kiddies... hopefully they will feel better soon :)

Fat Chick B Gone
01-01-2009, 02:18 PM
Jo - I was stalking you and stumbled upon this thread ;)

Kim - Oh sorry that sounds like a major sucky day. But it's only Day 1 of the year - just breathe.

sm177
01-01-2009, 02:29 PM
I'm pumped for this! It's pretty cold today but I'm still hoping to get in 6 miles.

JackieRN - my dad also has one of those watches and loves it! I think it's helped him improve his time.
He's an amazing runner, he does full marathons in 3 hours and does Boston and New York every year and he even goes to Europe to do marathons. I'm so proud of him, he's my inspiration for this challenge!

ennay
01-01-2009, 03:27 PM
9 miles this morning. It was pouring and my rain jacket apparently is no longer waterproof. I am pretty sure if I had jumped in a swimming pool fully clothed I wouldnt have been any wetter.

mountain mama
01-01-2009, 03:38 PM
3.3 miles down :) Mixing walking up hill and running. I used to be able to run straight for 3.1 miles.. but I have to work bac up to that.. Amazing what a couple of weeks off can do to your body.. either negativly or positivly.. lol
oh well! Tomorrow i will add more running in and build up!

JackieRn
01-01-2009, 04:59 PM
sm177: your dad is an inspiration, thanks for your input on the watch.

So I did my first run today, just 3.5 mile hill workout it was miserable it is so cold and its sleeting, only motivation was getting to move my ticker. Happy New Year everyone.

second chance
01-01-2009, 05:04 PM
Great idea! Im also in :) ill do the 1000 mile run/jog/walk :)

Dianeofnka
01-01-2009, 05:15 PM
10 miles this morning. It was cold and I was weirdly dehydrated from my one and only drink last night, but I did those miles! Great way to start the new year.

Nature Girl
01-01-2009, 05:53 PM
I am really up for this! I was already shooting for 652+ miles on my bike, so if I can figure out how to convert my x-c ski minutes (around a small track in my pasture) into miles and add in other ski miles and hiking, I can do this! If you runners can pound the pavement for all those miles, I can certainly get them in while either rolling or by foot!
I skied this morning for 31 minutes so I'm started.

EZMONEY
01-01-2009, 05:58 PM
I'm in!

I had 807.5 miles in 2008 so I am in the "hunt" for a grand!

Walked 3.25 today for the STINKIN' 5K

Good luck everyone ~ Gary

CyndiM
01-01-2009, 06:05 PM
I'm in and doing the combined walk, treadmill, elliptical, bike for 1000. I've just started trying to run again on the treadmill but definitely can't run outside so will use the bike & hiking miles in the summer. What a great idea!

I started the year off with 4 miles on the treadmill.

me4life
01-01-2009, 07:16 PM
i'm in i was just thinking of tracking miles myself and saw this thread...i'm in for 1000 via walking, running and elliptical...preferably more running but working up to that

midwife
01-01-2009, 07:48 PM
:carrot: Welcome everyone!!!!

5 miles today. Please note that this will be the first and last time in my whole entire life I will have more mileage than Jo in a challenge!!! (although she's probably knocking out another 10 miles as we speak!)

jenguin
01-01-2009, 09:24 PM
I wasn't quite ambitious enough to head out for a midnight run, even though that sounds like a fantastic idea. I did get out and run 3.7 miles during the day though. I was also able to try out my new Yak Trax as it's still a bit icy here. Those things are great! It was a little weird getting used to the feel of running with them on in general, but when I hit the icy patches I was excited to have them on. I'm not sure how nerdy that makes me to be excited about something like that - ha!

Happy New Year everyone!

midwife
01-01-2009, 09:43 PM
Way to start the New Year, Jen!

Please note that this is the first and probably last time in my whole entire life that I have more miles in a challenge than Jenguin! :lol: I gotta seize my moment in the sun!

I admire your dedication to run in ice......brrr!!!! Are you planning on another marathon this year, Jen?

jahjah1223
01-01-2009, 10:00 PM
Im soo jealous how do you people run so much!! LOL

JackieRn
01-01-2009, 10:12 PM
I wasn't quite ambitious enough to head out for a midnight run, even though that sounds like a fantastic idea. I did get out and run 3.7 miles during the day though. I was also able to try out my new Yak Trax as it's still a bit icy here. Those things are great! It was a little weird getting used to the feel of running with them on in general, but when I hit the icy patches I was excited to have them on. I'm not sure how nerdy that makes me to be excited about something like that - ha!

Happy New Year everyone!

Yaktrax are great, I had the same excitement the first time I went out with mine. Its amazing how stable you feel on ice b/c looking at them they don't look like much but they work very well.

RunnerKim
01-02-2009, 10:11 AM
Kim: I know you've had a rough couple days.. but it will get better.. Focus on good thoughts and things will clear up... i know it's not the same.. but what about a WATP's jogging DVD?

Thanks! What is WATP's video? Never heard of it and don't know what that means. Is it Walk Away The Pounds? If so, I just won a DVD of that on Ebay yesterday for $2.00! Worth a shot when I really can't get out of the house.

Thanks for the encouragement ladies! Hey...thanks for the post about the Yak-Tracks! I just ordered mine day before yesterday...they're on backorder.

I went out for 4.5 miles today. It was 24 degrees but thank God no wind. I had a glass of wine last night too and its funny how one little glass of wine can affect your running.

Ennay...love your progress photos. Your children are just beautiful!

So who here belongs to a running club or has races lined up for 2009? I joined a running club but have yet to do a run with them. Going to call the lead guy in charge today to find out when/where their long run is this weekend. I am signed up to run the Jersey Shore Half Marathon on May 5th (?...I think its the 5th).

Another final question...how do I get my tickers into my profile????

JackieRn
01-02-2009, 10:19 AM
Another final question...how do I get my tickers into my profile????

After being a member for 20 days an option will appear under user CP to let you edit your signature and then you can make a ticker. There are instructions on how to do so here: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56332

for running miles tickerfactory.com lets you make one and the process is similar to the one on 3fc.

As far as a running club, I haven't joined. Ther is a half marathon the day before my 25th b-day that I want to do here in Ontario.

mytmom
01-02-2009, 10:32 AM
ok, love this idea! And I need some serious motivation and challeges. I'm not a runner, but I'd like to be one. I'm going to count my combined movement, elliptical, treadmill, bike, outside walk/jog and I'll aim for the 1000 miles as well. I'm going to enjoy a cup of coffee right now while everyone is still alseep and the house is quiet and then I'll kick it off in a couple of hours. Thanks for a great idea!!

Fat Chick B Gone
01-02-2009, 11:32 AM
So who here belongs to a running club or has races lined up for 2009? I joined a running club but have yet to do a run with them. Going to call the lead guy in charge today to find out when/where their long run is this weekend. I am signed up to run the Jersey Shore Half Marathon on May 5th (?...I think its the 5th).

Another final question...how do I get my tickers into my profile????

I ran once with the running club here in Charlotte and they are just too fast for me at this point. It's okay - I'll get there and they were all very nice. I'm doing a 5k on Valentines day and after that I'm going to consider finding a 10k to shoot for.

For your ticker go to userCP and edit signature. You'll see ticker options there.

mountain mama
01-02-2009, 11:33 AM
Kim: yeah.. it's walk away the pounds. It's not high intensity but its better than nothing when you are stuck inside. I like the ones that have some jogging in them :)

Im very frustrated.. I have neuro cardiogenic syncope.. which i guess is a fancy word for ' i pass out now and again' my blood pressure lowers and sky rockets for a couple seconds when I first stand up or change positions quickly like that. It never happened till I got HEALTHY which is annoying.. hehe but anyway.. im frustrated because I had another spell today at the gym and had to back out of yoga.. and couldnt run today. Im going to chill for teh afternoo nand hopefully i can go for a walk/run this evening.

Mrs Snark
01-02-2009, 11:37 AM
+5.27 miles this morning...

2009 Challenge miles: 8.41..... 991.59 to go!

thinpossible
01-02-2009, 11:57 AM
As of today, it's my first week EVER of exercising for 6 days out of the week. :carrot: Yesterday was my day off, and I was afraid it would derail me, and I'd take the next 6 months off! But no, this morning, I got up and got on the [evil :devil:] treadmill. There was a day last week when I was literally crying I hated it so much. But you know what, most days I only mostly hated it, lol. And a few days it wasn't so bad. But no matter how I felt, I did it, and that's the important thing.

This morning 1.25 miles. I feel silly being proud of such a small number.:^:

midwife
01-02-2009, 12:16 PM
Woot, thinpossible!!!! :carrot: 1.25 miles is great!!! :bravo:

Mrs Snark
01-02-2009, 12:23 PM
As of today, it's my first week EVER of exercising for 6 days out of the week. :carrot: Yesterday was my day off, and I was afraid it would derail me, and I'd take the next 6 months off! But no, this morning, I got up and got on the [evil :devil:] treadmill. There was a day last week when I was literally crying I hated it so much. But you know what, most days I only mostly hated it, lol. And a few days it wasn't so bad. But no matter how I felt, I did it, and that's the important thing.

This morning 1.25 miles. I feel silly being proud of such a small number.:^:

That's awesome!!! You should be VERY proud, way to go!

eryn76
01-02-2009, 02:48 PM
Thanks Josephine for posting this on your blog and letting us know about it!!!

I am definitely in, and I am even going to go for 1000, even though I won't make it that far! But it's a good goal to have in mind and keep me motivated.

And I'll add the 1.5 miles I ran yesterday to that!! YAY -- ONLY 998.5 TO GO!!!

Skinny Teen
01-02-2009, 03:11 PM
This sounds good!
Count me in!

JackieRn
01-02-2009, 03:40 PM
+ 6.7 miles for me today, the weather was great.

thinpossible: thats exactly how I started out on the treadmill except more like .25 miles at a time. 1.25 miles is an awesome effort. Keep up the good work.

JulieJ08
01-02-2009, 03:52 PM
3 miles down, 497 to go. :carrot:

By the way, where are you getting mileage trackers from?

dixied
01-02-2009, 04:15 PM
I got nothing for yesterday....except new pants, which are a size 10! (I'm telling everyone, I haven't been this size since the early 90s.)

I'm planning on doubling up today, I did 3 miles this morning, and I plan to go again tonight. I took it slow this morning, so I'll just go til I've got nothing left to give, probably only a couple of miles.

JackieRn
01-02-2009, 04:23 PM
3 miles down, 497 to go. :carrot:

By the way, where are you getting mileage trackers from?

tickerfactory.com the process is pretty much same as 3fc.

Mrs Snark
01-02-2009, 04:48 PM
There are currently 36 of us in this challenge, yippee! I would like to see each and every one of us still posting our miles in December 2009.

So let's dig deep and commit to ourselves that we will PERSIST and BELIEVE.

WE CAN DO THIS!

JackieRn
01-02-2009, 05:01 PM
There are currently 36 of us in this challenge, yippee! I would like to see each and every one of us still posting our miles in December 2009.

So let's dig deep and commit to ourselves that we will PERSIST and BELIEVE.

WE CAN DO THIS!

That'll be good to keep track of. I anticipate a lot of digging deep on my part.

Shannon in ATL
01-02-2009, 05:42 PM
Is there no spec for how far a revolution is? Might have to dig a little to find out.

I think I figured it out based on the diameter of the wheel itself... 1000 revolutions is one mile... If that is correct then I did 1.5 miles this morning.

Shannon, a good goal might be 500 miles. That allows for 10 mile weeks, with a couple of weeks off. I know you are starting slow (right??? ;)) but you could be at 9 to 10 mile weeks pretty soon and if you start doing some longer runs in late summer and fall, I think you could do it.

Absolutely starting slow, yes! ;) I just went and got my new running shoes today, so hope it will stop raining so I can try them out!
I think I can do 500, though some of that might be elliptical trainer. Count me in!

JulieJ08
01-02-2009, 05:44 PM
There are currently 36 of us in this challenge, yippee! I would like to see each and every one of us still posting our miles in December 2009.

So let's dig deep and commit to ourselves that we will PERSIST and BELIEVE.

WE CAN DO THIS!

That's the plan, Stan! ;) :carrot:

jahjah1223
01-02-2009, 06:20 PM
10 biking miles in today!

jenguin
01-02-2009, 07:32 PM
I wasn't quite ambitious enough to head out for a midnight run, even though that sounds like a fantastic idea. I did get out and run 3.7 miles during the day though. I was also able to try out my new Yak Trax as it's still a bit icy here. Those things are great! It was a little weird getting used to the feel of running with them on in general, but when I hit the icy patches I was excited to have them on. I'm not sure how nerdy that makes me to be excited about something like that - ha!

Happy New Year everyone!

+5.02=8.72

midwife - You may surprise yourself and end up ahead of me! I'm not so sure about another full marathon this year, but I may do a half or two. My plan is to keep running but I'm also trying to figure out how to do a better job of fitting in some strength training in. I'm supposed to be in a wedding in September and am hoping to be a buff bridesmaid. I am pretty sure I will be the oldest member of the wedding party so I have to represent the best I can!

Jo - I agree I hope everyone is still posting at the end of the year - that is my plan!

thinpossible - That is awesome that you did 1.25 miles. I remember when I could barely make it that far and I ran a full marathon this year! It's amazing what the body can accomplish when you just start putting one foot in front of the other. I started with baby steps so don't feel silly at all for being proud of that number. I am not the fastest runner in the world by any means but I always tell people that even if I come in last place I'm still ahead of the guy who never got up off the couch!

mountain mama
01-02-2009, 07:33 PM
2.2 miles jogged today! yay.. it doesnt take long to get back on the wagon. it almost killed me doing one mile yesterday!

total 5.5/1000 hahahah wow.. thank god we got a year for this! lol

I can't wait till the day I can log like 10 miles in one day of jogging... thats my mini goal for this challenge hehe

thinpossible
01-02-2009, 08:50 PM
2.2 miles jogged today! yay.. it doesnt take long to get back on the wagon. it almost killed me doing one mile yesterday!

total 5.5/1000 hahahah wow.. thank god we got a year for this! lol

I can't wait till the day I can log like 10 miles in one day of jogging... thats my mini goal for this challenge hehe

I hope that it doesn't take me too long to get to 3 mi a day, because I'd really like to make 1000 mi this year. The sooner I get to 3 mi a day, the fewer miles I have to make up!

Fat Chick B Gone
01-02-2009, 08:58 PM
My plan is to be here at the end of the year also - even if I don't make goal!

I did 2.88 on the elliptical this evening. 997.12 to go!

I know some of you have a Garmin. I have the forerunner 305 and it's irritating the snot out of me. Everytime I use the "other" function it's logging it under multi-sport even if I just do the "other" activity. It also goes under multisport if I walk one day (other) and then run the next. GRRR. Does anyone know how to turn off the multisport function?

river
01-02-2009, 09:30 PM
Is anyone else stiff? Ouch.

Fat Chick B Gone
01-02-2009, 09:42 PM
I think Garmin issue has just been resolved (I'm a dolt at times ;) ). However if you do know how to just turn off the auto multisport that would be cool to know!

erismile79
01-02-2009, 11:24 PM
I will be walking so my goal is 300 miles! Happy tracking!

sm177
01-02-2009, 11:41 PM
3.5 miles speed interval running! I wanted to run a half marathon in May.


Jackie which one are you running? I'm planning on doing the one in Ottawa.

ennay
01-02-2009, 11:45 PM
I think Garmin issue has just been resolved (I'm a dolt at times ;) ). However if you do know how to just turn off the auto multisport that would be cool to know!

The only way that I know that the problem you describe would occur is if you start the timer and then switch sports. As long as you dont do that it wont happen.

I see what you are saying though. Cause of course that means you have to remember every time before you start.

I log my running and walking @ runningahead.com and dont bother changing my sport.

My watch is dead right now so after it recharges I'll see if you can disable it.

eryn76
01-03-2009, 12:04 AM
2 miles today!! And I hadn't even planned on it!!

dollypie
01-03-2009, 12:04 AM
Okay I got in 2 miles on the elliptical tonight!

Primm
01-03-2009, 12:29 AM
I'd like to join too, if that's ok. I just put up my ticker, and now I'm going for a run.

Well done to all of you, and this is just what I need to get me back on track (I've been a slack little chicky over xmas/ny). So here we go...

See you when I get back!

ennay
01-03-2009, 01:50 AM
I think Garmin issue has just been resolved (I'm a dolt at times ;) ). However if you do know how to just turn off the auto multisport that would be cool to know!

No, I dont think there is a way to turn it off.

Nature Girl
01-03-2009, 02:44 AM
Skied on the first, shopped for 6 hours on the second--does that count? Iasked my husband how to measure the track around the pasture & he said each fencepost is 7 feet apart--I'll have a lot of counting to do!

cakses
01-03-2009, 04:09 AM
Ok I am in for 600. I'm starting tomorrow :) Err make that today technically!

RunnerKim
01-03-2009, 10:08 AM
Woooo-hooooo :banana: got up and ran 4.5 miles in 24 degree weather with a pretty strong wind at 6am. I have to say that I think I need to increase my complex carb intake because I am having a hard time doing longer distances and I had to walk once during my run (which 4.5 is NOT far for me). Tomorrow is my day off from running since I go to church so I will do free weights at home, oh, and I bought a jump rope at Walmart yesterday. I heard jump-roping is one of the best cardio exercises.

thinpossible
01-03-2009, 10:27 AM
Wow Kim, 4.5 miles in 24 degree weather at 6 a.m.! That's amazing.

I've been up for 2 hours, and I have not stepped foot on the treadmill. Procrastination is very dangerous, I can't mess around, so I'm getting on the [evil :devil:] treadmill as soon as I hit "submit reply".

I'm also making a commitment for tomorrow to get on the treadmill the MINUTE I get out of bed.

Thanks for helping me to stick to it! Have a great weekend.

stopeating
01-03-2009, 10:37 AM
Oh my legs ache! I've done 10 miles so far - will change my ticker this weekend. I have a goal of doing 6 miles today on the treadmill. Walking in 10 degree weather in Michigan not fun for me (ha! ha!)

eryn76
01-03-2009, 10:56 AM
Question: does it have to be strictly running/walking or can the mileage include biking as well?

thinpossible
01-03-2009, 11:19 AM
Question: does it have to be strictly running/walking or can the mileage include biking as well? I wouldn't think it would matter. The point is just to get your body moving, right? :carrot:

Fat Chick B Gone
01-03-2009, 12:03 PM
Ennay - Thanks so much for looking for me. I just cleaned out my history and think I can remember to reset it going forward.

I did a run 2.xx this AM, I'll be walking later on with the dogs so I'll get my totals then. Good job ladies!

midwife
01-03-2009, 12:51 PM
Question: does it have to be strictly running/walking or can the mileage include biking as well?

I agree with thinpossible. Biking, skiing, elliptical.....all of those are fine. It's a fun way to track mileage with a supportive group.

Welcome everyone!!! Make sure you all are stretching and hydrating!!

JackieRn
01-03-2009, 12:52 PM
5 more for me this morning, the weather has been very nice the past two days.

nalia
01-03-2009, 03:43 PM
Yikes, I'm a few days late getting in on this post. Hope I can still join in. I was doing really well losing, then hit a plateau and was ready to give up. I think this is just the thread I need to motivate me to bust through this...
I'm in for 500 and hopefully more.

midwife
01-03-2009, 05:09 PM
+6.8 = 11.8

Fat Chick B Gone
01-03-2009, 05:56 PM
Okay Garmin is behaving today - yippee!

2.17 running this morning, 2.81 walking with the dogs just now.

7.86 total, 992.14 to go!

mountain mama
01-03-2009, 06:26 PM
It's a pouring down thunder storm today. So I just did WATP, advanced 1 mile. up to a 6.6 :) hehe

Heather: Is a garmin what you use to track miles ran?

Mrs Snark
01-03-2009, 06:43 PM
Yikes, I'm a few days late getting in on this post. Hope I can still join in.

Welcome!

Fat Chick B Gone
01-03-2009, 07:11 PM
It's a pouring down thunder storm today. So I just did WATP, advanced 1 mile. up to a 6.6 :) hehe

Heather: Is a garmin what you use to track miles ran?

Yep this (https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=349) is the one I have. (note you can get it cheaper then ordering direct!) Thus far I'm not sure if it really does anything I couldn't track myself other then monitoring my heart rate the whole time BUT I don't track my stuff very well when left to my own devices. I find it very motivating to plug it into the software and see right away that woo! I ran a bit quicker today or I went a bit further.

Skinny Teen
01-03-2009, 08:41 PM
I ran 2 more miles today. Well, I ran a block then walked two.
It's still a start! I'll be running 2 without walking soon!
WOOHOO ENDORPHINS!

dollypie
01-03-2009, 09:25 PM
I did two more miles on the ellipitical. I can't believe how I have let myself get so out of shape!

CyndiM
01-03-2009, 09:39 PM
I completed the second day of C25K and so far my knees seem okay. I tried to do the program last year and my knee made like a balloon and my doctor said "no way". I was 50 lbs heavier back then so I'm hoping I can actually do it now. It's worth a try anyway :) Added another 2.5 miles

mountain mama
01-03-2009, 10:26 PM
Cyndi: I don't know about your case, but i know making sure to keep a day in between of jogging REALLy helps. There was a phase in the program where I thought I could run everyday.. and it was a BAD idea. KNEE pain up the wazoo.. Try to keep a day in between.. and nice hot baths for your knees on the days you do jog :) good luck!

CyndiM
01-03-2009, 10:36 PM
Thanks for the bath tip :) I had knee surgery in 2002 and have some issues so the most I'll probably be able to do is indoor running not road running. I'd just like to add it to the winter menu.

erismile79
01-04-2009, 12:07 AM
TWO miles down and many more to go!
:)

Mrs Snark
01-04-2009, 09:37 AM
Did my long run today, + 8.35 miles.

I need to replace my shoes before my next long run. I've got 4 more long runs before my next half marathon on Feb 8.

2009 Challenge Miles: 16.76... 983.24 to go!

mountain mama
01-04-2009, 01:28 PM
Hey guys!
I am feeling so good right now. Im back to running my 5ks without too much stress lol I went out running around my neigboorhood today and it started raining halfway through.. I have never ran in the rain before and it felt so goood! i felt all rejuvenated and liberated and hardcore! hahaha

3.4 ran today... total 9.9! hahaha why didnt I run that last.1? hahaha

Tyler:im looking into some new sneaks too. Nothing feels better than that first run on sneakers that feel like fresh new clouds on your feet! hehe

Skinny Teen
01-04-2009, 05:32 PM
I ran a block and walked two again today.
I ended up doing 3.2 miles! ^w^

Fat Chick B Gone
01-04-2009, 05:39 PM
7.86 + 3.56 walking miles today = 11.42 total

Primm
01-04-2009, 06:17 PM
I mentioned to hubby last night that I was lusting after a Garmin Forerunner 305, but couldn't quite justify the cost. I have a Polar HRM, but I'd really like one with a GPS and all the fancy bells and whistles.

Well, he reminded me that the place he works for (auto parts) is an authorised Garmin dealer. So he thinks he can get me a 305 at staff price (read: cost + 5%). He's going to look into it today, but he said the catalogue has all the products, but they only ever order the in-car GPS systems.

Woohoo! I'm going all high-tech and stuff! That'll be fun.

Oh, and another 5.6 km under my belt yesterday. Got up too late to go for an early run today, but when it cools down this afternoon I'll do another one. Just wish I could find somewhere without having to drive where there aren't any hills! I'm so over hills, you have no idea. The area I live in is called the Hills District, so I guess I'm all out of luck, aren't I?

EZMONEY
01-04-2009, 06:34 PM
Got in 5 today with the wife and personal trainers :)

8.25/1000 MILES

RunnerKim
01-04-2009, 06:52 PM
No running for me today. Today was my day off from running and go figure....50 degrees today! I'm sure it wouldn't have been that warm at 6am but STILL!

Getting ready for dinner and some heavy upper body weight lifting and jump roping. I am DREADING the idea of going back to work tomorrow after 2 weeks off. I mean REALLY dreading it.

Hey...NSV yesterday that I wanted to share. We took the kids to Philly for a model train show thing (yep...and I have 2 girls!) and on the way home DH stops at Geno's for some awesome cheese steaks and fries. I did not partake in any of the food festivities except some of the meat, onion and cheese. I am SO proud of myself because those fries looked like they were to die for. I did treat myself to an amazing decaf coffee at Starbucks afterwards though!

JackieRn
01-04-2009, 07:11 PM
I did 2 runs today total mileage 9.8 miles, I think I'm getting addicted to seeing my ticker move.

Dianeofnka
01-04-2009, 07:17 PM
5 miles this morning.

mountain mama
01-04-2009, 07:25 PM
Hey...NSV yesterday that I wanted to share. ... I did treat myself to an amazing decaf coffee at Starbucks afterwards though!

Congrats on the NSV! And i love STARBUCKS! YUMMMMYYYY!!

Shannon in ATL
01-04-2009, 07:34 PM
I did 2.5 miles today - I ran approximately 1.7 of that, started with walking 1/2 mile, running 1, running walking the second one.

I got my new running shoes on Friday and this was the first time I used them. While they were very comfortable my big toes went tingly on both feet while running. Not while walking. What does that mean?

stopeating
01-04-2009, 08:25 PM
Did six miles today even though I wasn't "feeling" into it. 20.5 miles since January 1st!

JackieRn
01-04-2009, 08:29 PM
Did six miles today even though I wasn't "feeling" into it. 20.5 miles since January 1st!

Thats when it counts the most. I find during a run like this I'm so miserable but after its over I feel so good but going through it was agony. Good for you.

RunnerKim
01-04-2009, 08:56 PM
I did 2.5 miles today - I ran approximately 1.7 of that, started with walking 1/2 mile, running 1, running walking the second one.

I got my new running shoes on Friday and this was the first time I used them. While they were very comfortable my big toes went tingly on both feet while running. Not while walking. What does that mean?

Sounds like not enough room in the toe box. you'll know for sure if your toenails start to turn black.

RunnerKim
01-04-2009, 08:57 PM
I did 2.5 miles today - I ran approximately 1.7 of that, started with walking 1/2 mile, running 1, running walking the second one.

I got my new running shoes on Friday and this was the first time I used them. While they were very comfortable my big toes went tingly on both feet while running. Not while walking. What does that mean?

Also, I forgot to add...a good running shoe store will size you up a good full shoe size to allow for foot swelling while running.

westiesam
01-04-2009, 09:48 PM
Just started the 1000 miles in 2009 challenge today -- 6/1000
This is going to be fun! :carrot:

keemster
01-04-2009, 11:36 PM
8.26 today... The farthest distance I've ever ran. Since I lost feeling in my legs around the 7 mile mark, I'm sure I could have gone even further LOL! :D

midwife
01-05-2009, 12:03 AM
Woot! :carrot: We have some serious mileage going on! I'm so proud of you all!!!

thinpossible
01-05-2009, 12:51 AM
Total miles so far: 4 :woops:

Keep it up everyone, we're doing great!

Primm
01-05-2009, 02:26 AM
I've decided I HATE running on the treadmill, and I think I know why.

Went to the gym today to do my 6k because it was a stinking hot day, and I got up too late to run in the (relative) cool of the morning. I did it, but my walking bits were longer and I couldn't run as fast as I do when I run outdoors. I can run 5k outside, hills and all, but I was struggling with 2k before I had to take a walk break today.

So now for my theory. Ready? Here goes...

I don't like being told what to do. I've always been a bit rebellious. I've pretty much got it under control now - good thing too, as I'm nearly 40! But it caused me and my parents some grief in my teenage years.

So when I'm running outside, I tell me what to do. I decide that I'm going to run faster up this hill, or I'm going to sprint to that light post. I am totally in control, and I run further because I decide that I'm going to.

On the treadmill however, an inanimate machine is telling me how fast to move my legs. So my anarchic brain kicks in and says "I don't think so! How fast? Nope, slow down. Don't let that monster tell you what to do!"

What do you think? Possible, or way off base? If that's not it (i.e. the "totally psychological theory") then what makes it much harder for me to run on the treadmill, when the ground is moving beneath my feet for me, and there's a lovely cool air conditioner blowing in my face? And someone (something) to hold my nice cold water bottle for me.

Cheers chickies!

Fat Chick B Gone
01-05-2009, 05:56 AM
Primm you made me laugh this morning! I have a horrible time with being told what to do also so I think it's a perfectly good explanantion!

Skinny Teen
01-05-2009, 06:52 AM
I just did WATP for a mile when I woke up! I feel so much more energized than I usually do after drinking an energy drink!
And to think I thought going back to school would slow me down.

eryn76
01-05-2009, 09:02 AM
I am up to 5.5 miles :yay: I plan on running 3 miles with my friend tonight plus I'm going to bike to her house (prob a little over a mile away) so that will get even more!!

Shannon in ATL
01-05-2009, 09:19 AM
Also, I forgot to add...a good running shoe store will size you up a good full shoe size to allow for foot swelling while running.

Hmm... I got these at a running store, actually. I had to stand on a balance pad and then run on a treadmill. They are my actual shoe size, though... I may need to call them today...

JackieRn
01-05-2009, 09:50 AM
What do you think? Possible, or way off base? If that's not it (i.e. the "totally psychological theory") then what makes it much harder for me to run on the treadmill, when the ground is moving beneath my feet for me, and there's a lovely cool air conditioner blowing in my face? And someone (something) to hold my nice cold water bottle for me.

Cheers chickies!

I don't think you are way off base. I used to be the queen of the treadmill, I thought people who ran outside in the cold or in hot weather had lost their minds. Then I tried it for myself and felt that breeze, experienced the change in scenery, had people wave and honk at me and give me thumbs ups as a I ran, and I was hooked. I haven't been back on the treadmill since. I run in super icey cold conditions, sleet, snow, and even that is better than the monotony of the treadmill for me.

I know that treadmill running can be enjoyable and I've had that experience but because of each run I have completed in difficult weather and all the equipment available to make winter running more comfortable I don't see myself going back for now.

dollypie
01-05-2009, 10:15 AM
Okay another 2 miles on the elliptical this morning and it felt great when I was done!

JackieRn
01-05-2009, 12:23 PM
Another 5.1 miles for me today.

thinpossible
01-05-2009, 12:32 PM
1 more mile today.

All I can say is, Primm and Jackie, I hope someday I like walking/running SOMEWHERE, and I don't care whether it's on or off the treadmill!!! :lol:

JulieJ08
01-05-2009, 01:57 PM
6/500

eryn76
01-05-2009, 02:32 PM
All I can say is, Primm and Jackie, I hope someday I like walking/running SOMEWHERE, and I don't care whether it's on or off the treadmill!!!

I concur, thinpossible! I HATE running, but I do it anyway. I want to learn to love it and embrace my inner runner, wherever she may be.

sm177
01-05-2009, 07:52 PM
5.5 miles!

river
01-05-2009, 08:00 PM
Grrr, I haven't gotten on the treadmill the last 2 days, although I did walk the dog for a few miles yesterday I'm not counting it towards my goal since I feel so lazy today. Tomorrow morn on the treadmill, 2nd stop after bathroom.

Fat Chick B Gone
01-05-2009, 08:32 PM
My legs are like lead today. Due to work and class tomorrow night it is an off day from all things exercise anyway. Just happens to be good timing for once ;)

walk 1.77 with dogs ran 1.51 = 3.28 for a total of 14.7 so far this year!

jenguin
01-05-2009, 08:35 PM
Did another 5.02 today for a total of 13.74/1000

cakses
01-05-2009, 08:48 PM
Finally started today - forced myself to the gym. Ran 1.5 miles and walked the rest. I am really going to have to push myself to get in the miles. I love setting a big goal though - no time to wuss out on it!

2.75/600

JackieRn
01-05-2009, 09:31 PM
Are there any cross training aerobic or strength training activities that people swear by and would recommend that have improved your running?

RunnerKim
01-05-2009, 10:12 PM
Five miles today at 5:30 am. The weather was really actually quite nice for this time of the year. I just wish it wasn't so dark that early in the morning. I am really going to love when the spring and warm weather gets here!

Another NSV today...I've been very frustrated that the scale has been stuck on the same number for a MONTH now. Losing and gaining back the same pound day after day. Well, I pulled out a suit from my closet for work today that was skin tight on me 2 months ago and I was swimming in it! I could not believe how loose it was on me! Oh...and I forgot (not tooting my own horn but I am just so darn proud of my self control these days) to mention that today was our holiday lunch at work and we went to a very fancy restaurant and I did not deviate from my plan at all! I even asked for fresh strawberries with no whipped cream for dessert when everyone else was eating death by chocolate cake! LOL!

Fat Chick B Gone
01-05-2009, 10:24 PM
Kim that is awesome!!! I'd rather my clothes fit better then the scale move if I have to choose!

keemster
01-05-2009, 11:34 PM
4.31 today, oh my goodness. Sadly, don't think I can run tomorrow... =/

EZMONEY
01-05-2009, 11:41 PM
2.75 today after taping drywall all day....would have skipped it but the girls said no way! Angie had yoga and they needed their walk!

11/1000 MILES

sm177
01-06-2009, 12:13 AM
How many calories a day are you guys eating? I still want to lose a few pounds but I'm not sure what the balance would be in losing weight and having enough energy to train.

JackieRn
01-06-2009, 12:28 AM
How many calories a day are you guys eating? I still want to lose a few pounds but I'm not sure what the balance would be in losing weight and having enough energy to train.


Good question I'm having the same issue. My weekly mileage the past two weeks and what I have planned for this week has jumped 10-15 miles compared to late november/early december but my appetite hasn't increased and I never have low energy during a run or my other exercise activities. I'm eating about 1500-1600 with the weekly 1800 on my off day which is the day before my long run. I eat 95% whole foods so I'm always full, the weight loss has remained steady at 1/2 lb a week which is my goal so I'm going to stick with it for now.

JoyfulVegGirl
01-06-2009, 03:48 AM
Are there any cross training aerobic or strength training activities that people swear by and would recommend that have improved your running?

Any kind of weight training helps my running, and I would think that any kind of core training would be beneficial. Two things that have really helped me in the past -

30 Day Shred
Coming up with a free weight routine from stumptuous.com and Body Sculpting Bible for Women.

Mrs Snark
01-06-2009, 07:36 AM
Cycling and swimming are both excellent crosstraining for running in my opinion. Particularly cycling.


+ 5.28 miles this morning. Week 1 of 2009 is in the bag and the mileage is enough to stay on track for a 1000 mile year, yippee!

2009 Run Challenge miles: 22.04... only 977.96 to go!

eryn76
01-06-2009, 08:12 AM
I ran 3 miles yesterday and biked 3.35 miles, which puts me at 11.something miles towards my 1000!!

midwife
01-06-2009, 09:46 AM
Woot! :carrot: We have some serious mileage going on! I'm so proud of you all!!!

+ 3 today = 14.8

Jackie, swimming, biking and weight lifting are all great ways to improve strength and endurance. I am looking to improve speed and my lactic threshold, so I'm trying something new. This month I am working sprint intervals into all my runs. I'll let you know how it turns out!

dollypie
01-06-2009, 10:01 AM
Kim, congrats on the NSV!!!!

I made it to the gym again this morning in the rain and cold and did 2 miles on the elliptical. I have all my meals planned today so I am set.

RunnerKim
01-06-2009, 03:06 PM
Again this morning 5 miles at 5:30 am and again another beautiful morning in the 30's. No wind. I LOVE no wind! I had to walk twice during my walk (distance was less than 1/2 mile total). What's up with that????? My quads have been SORE which NEVER happens. Is this a result of the low carb thing? I've been doing 2 tbsp of peanut butter on whole grain organic bread about 30 mins before I leave and I've noticed a remarkable difference.

GOOD QUESTION about the calorie thing. I'm STUCK at the weight I'm at now. My clothes are fitting better and I'm looking better but the scale actually went UP 2 lbs since Christmas for me and I've been more diligent about my carb intake. I am 6'2" and I am probably eating around 1800 calories a day. If I eat less my body tends to hold onto everything I eat and I'm STARVING. I really need to figure this out.

Skinny Teen
01-06-2009, 04:50 PM
I managed 2 miles in total for walking around, getting to class.
I also swam a quarter of a mile today, if swimming counts. (I'm pretty sure it would.)
I've never been more happy my school has an indoor pool! It was great!

cakses
01-06-2009, 04:51 PM
did 2.25 miles today, so that's 5 total now. I also swam a half mile though. Ever since I started swimming a few times a week my running has gotten better. I am hoping once my chest cold is gone and I am 100% I can up the mileage on both.

JackieRn
01-06-2009, 04:56 PM
Thanks ladies, I'm just looking for something to add variety to my routine, swimming sounds good and I think its time I went back to my spinning class.

Midwife: I really haven't done sprint intervals before I would be interested to know the improvement you see. I've done 4 x 800 speed intervals in the past and saw a lot of improvement in my mile and 5k times.

5.3 miles of hills for me today, it was so cold and I was super slow but I made it through.

river
01-06-2009, 09:07 PM
GOOD QUESTION about the calorie thing. I'm STUCK at the weight I'm at now. My clothes are fitting better and I'm looking better but the scale actually went UP 2 lbs since Christmas for me and I've been more diligent about my carb intake. I am 6'2" and I am probably eating around 1800 calories a day.

Similar to me. I'm up 3 lbs since Xmas eve, but I had been sick for a few weeks and wasn't too sure about those last 3lbs lost at that time. The scale is stuck, I'm 5'10 and eating 1600, and I'm not running as much as you- did 3.3 miles today. I'm just going to stick with it and believe that the training/eating plan is solid and the weight will come off soon.

Dianeofnka
01-06-2009, 09:29 PM
4 miles today. It's too bad we can't count elevation, because that would be at least 5. :) But I'm so happy I managed to shoehorn a run in today; I was afraid I wasn't going to exercise at all (it's that kinda day).

Dianeofnka
01-06-2009, 09:55 PM
Are there any cross training aerobic or strength training activities that people swear by and would recommend that have improved your running?

Weight training definitely has helped. Losing weight has helped (having less to lug around). :lol: But one thing that's really made a difference is when I have to use a treadmill (generally I dislike it -- so boring!) is I do HIIT (High intensity interval training). There's lots about HIIT on the boards, and I think there's a sticky in the Exercise section. It's definitely helped me cope with higher speeds and overall conditioning (in a way that aerobic exercises generally hasn't).

eryn76
01-06-2009, 10:13 PM
Finished 3 miles today... worst.run.ever. but I did it

mountain mama
01-06-2009, 10:38 PM
I was having an off day too. I managed to only run 2 miles... but I walked another and eliptical'd another. so I clocked 4.. just wish 3 instead of 2 were running.. oh well I will do better nexttime :)

sm177
01-07-2009, 12:10 AM
Again this morning 5 miles at 5:30 am and again another beautiful morning in the 30's. No wind. I LOVE no wind! I had to walk twice during my walk (distance was less than 1/2 mile total). What's up with that????? My quads have been SORE which NEVER happens. Is this a result of the low carb thing? I've been doing 2 tbsp of peanut butter on whole grain organic bread about 30 mins before I leave and I've noticed a remarkable difference.

GOOD QUESTION about the calorie thing. I'm STUCK at the weight I'm at now. My clothes are fitting better and I'm looking better but the scale actually went UP 2 lbs since Christmas for me and I've been more diligent about my carb intake. I am 6'2" and I am probably eating around 1800 calories a day. If I eat less my body tends to hold onto everything I eat and I'm STARVING. I really need to figure this out.


I'm also not losing! I'm eating about 1500-1600 calories a day and with any less I feel so hungry. It's kind of starting to discourage me:(. I'm eating good whole healthy foods. I'm afraid if I lower my calories I'll go into that craving everything, binge waiting to happen mode. I'm not sure what to do! Does anyone have any good advice about how to divide calories throughout the day? I usually do my runs at night.

keemster
01-07-2009, 01:03 AM
4 miles while it was kind of raining outside. It was pretty good until I ran into a puddle. Booooo! :(

Skinny Teen
01-07-2009, 07:49 AM
I got about a mile and a half in already! Whoo!

dollypie
01-07-2009, 10:35 AM
Okay I missed my morning workout, set my alarm for pm instead of am. I am going to the gym tonight hopefully 3 miles.

JulieJ08
01-07-2009, 11:18 AM
9/500

I've got to go find myself a running ticker, so much more motivating than 9/500 :)

midwife
01-07-2009, 11:41 AM
Great job, everyone! Sometimes it can be a struggle, or harder than other days, and then there are puddles :( , but persisting through is what separates those who reach their goals from those who don't. Be even more proud of yourselves on the days that it is hard---and remember, it's okay to take a rest day now and then.

thinpossible
01-07-2009, 11:57 AM
persisting through is what separates those who reach their goals from those who don't.

Thanks midwife, just the nudge I need to get on the treadmill once again today.

kittycat40
01-07-2009, 01:14 PM
Hi there mile mommas and pappas! I am poolside on the last day of vacation. After my final beachside/boardwalk run today my miles since 1/1 are at 29 :)

See you all upon my return to reality. And that includes the scale-aghh! ;)

cakses
01-07-2009, 03:16 PM
2.5 inside today. I need a treadmill soon. Already stalking craigslist and Amazon until I find something decent. Will never be able to replace my baby and shell out $1800 but I'l find something then the mileage will come when I can do more at home.

7.5/600

urockmom
01-07-2009, 05:04 PM
Hi! :wave: Is it to late to join in?

I had been doing the monthly challenges through the fall but I think a long-term goal would be really useful. Based on what I have been doing, I think that I can do at least 750 miles in 2009. I ski in the winter so I am going to convert the vertical drop on the mountain times the number of runs to compute the distance to mileage. I hope that this works. I will also be doing running, biking, swimming, and who knows what else the New Year will bring!! ;)

So far, I have done 14 miles between skiing, elliptical, & bike. I am going to go work on my ticker. :)

Oh, you guys seem really dedicated and supportive so :thanks: in advance.

Mrs Snark
01-07-2009, 05:05 PM
Welcome, urockmom!

JackieRn
01-07-2009, 06:11 PM
5 more miles for me today, definitely needed the yaktrax today it was icey but thankfully not extremely deathly cold just partly deathly cold so I survived.

Fat Chick B Gone
01-07-2009, 08:11 PM
Today was a yoga day so just 1.80 walking with the pups.

mountain mama
01-07-2009, 09:19 PM
I got 3 walking miles in today. :) 2 treadmill on hill function and one jogging in place while watch TBL online :)

jenguin
01-07-2009, 10:34 PM
Welcome urockmom!

Jackie - I agree with biking and swimming for cross training activities.

+5.2 today. I am going to have to be better about getting my weekend runs in than I have been if I want to meet my goal for the year!

eryn76
01-07-2009, 11:03 PM
I got in 10 miles on the stationary bike tonight. That counts, right? I had to give my knees a break

Shannon in ATL
01-08-2009, 12:17 AM
Is it okay to count miles on my stationary bike in this challenge? I figured out the revolutions to miles on my elliptical trainer, I went out and ran again yesterday and got in 2.5 miles (1.7ish of running again), and on Monday I did 10 miles on my stationary bike. Though, if I include it I may want to up my goal... Hmm...

ETA: I didn't even see eryn76's post above me... Eryn, I say the stationary bike counts! :)

sm177
01-08-2009, 12:49 AM
4.5 miles!

lentilbean
01-08-2009, 01:17 AM
wow! 1000 miles this year... i don't know if i could do it. at this point i'm lucky to get 1.5 miles on a treadmill. sad!

midwife
01-08-2009, 09:45 AM
+ 3 =17.8!!

Great job everyone!!

I am still impressed by those who use Yaktrax to run. I would seriously just stay under my comforter for 3 months if I needed to do that. I was complaining about 30 degrees today. Yes, I am a wimp. :brr:

Eryn & Shannon, I think it's fine to count bicycling miles. In fact, I might do that this spring and summer and bump my goal to 1000 miles.


Hi Lentilbean! I think 1000 miles is pretty crazy too but we have some incredible chickies who run that kind of mileage before lunch! Set a goal you think you can reach. On the first page of this thread, I broke down weekly mileage goals. If you can do 1.5 miles a day now, maybe aim for 400 miles for the year. Something that will push you to be consistent, but that is also achievable.

Mrs Snark
01-08-2009, 10:16 AM
I also can't imagine running in yaktrax, that's hardcore. Of course, here in Florida I'm still running in short sleeves and shorts (as I did this morning), so I'm spoiled. I pay for it in summer though.

I'm challenging myself to run 1000 miles (not counting biking or walking mileage) but I think each of us should choose the challenge that suits us and our personal goals! The important thing is just to stay motivated and reach for a bit of a stretch goal! And to support each other along the way... :carrot:

Ran 5.28 miles this morning.

2009 Run Challenge miles: 27.32... only 972.68 to go!

JackieRn
01-08-2009, 10:25 AM
I also can't imagine running in yaktrax, that's hardcore. Of course, here in Florida I'm still running in short sleeves and shorts (as I did this morning), so I'm spoiled. I pay for it in summer though.

2009 Run Challenge miles: 27.32... only 972.68 to go!

I am beyond jealous. I can't wait for consistent 30-40 deg days. This is the point in winter when spring/summer seem like figments of my imagination, it seems so endless. Part of what keeps me going is that I can't let the weather beat me, it is snowing again today and looks to be another yaktrax day.

Mrs Snark
01-08-2009, 10:37 AM
Man, Jackie, you are racking up serious mileage in the snow! I might have missed you mentioning this already, but are you training for a marathon? Or are you just a mega cool runner girl?

Mrs Snark
01-08-2009, 10:39 AM
wow! 1000 miles this year... i don't know if i could do it. at this point i'm lucky to get 1.5 miles on a treadmill. sad!

Choose a goal that suits you and join us. It doesn't have to be 1000, there are all sorts of goals on this thread. :carrot:

dollypie
01-08-2009, 11:25 AM
lentilbean, I am only doing a 500 mile challenge so we are all different levels you can do it!

Well I did three miles last night on the treadmill and then some cycling. I still feel like I am not exercising at my full potential but this is my first week back and don't want to over do it. Next we I will kick it up a notch.

Fat Chick B Gone
01-08-2009, 11:29 AM
You yaktrax girls are hardcore and I'm a little jealous (and a little worried about your mental health ;) ). I'm in the wuss category and will be treadmilling it up this evening as it'll feel like it's about 20degrees with the windchill by the time I go this evening.

RunnerKim
01-08-2009, 12:15 PM
I am beyond jealous. I can't wait for consistent 30-40 deg days. This is the point in winter when spring/summer seem like figments of my imagination, it seems so endless. Part of what keeps me going is that I can't let the weather beat me, it is snowing again today and looks to be another yaktrax day.

I second that! Amen sister! I LOVE when the weather hits 30 degrees in the mornings and I don't have a 25mph headwind to run into! This morning was windy but not too bad. I was excessively tired though and only managed to squeak out 3 miles. That's unheard of for me. DH has the flu and I woke with a sore throat so I wonder if I'm coming down with something.

My YakTraks are still not in yet (back order...grrrr!) but when they come in I can't wait to try them on.

I got spooked on my run this morning. Just some background on where I run. I live on a 1 road development. It's a big circle that's 1.5 miles around one time. Everything else in my township is horse farms and country roads. So I stick to my 1.5 mile loop. There are NO streetlights so I run with a headlamp at 5:30 am. Well, this morning it was just DARK. I dont' mean normal dark but REALLY dark for some reason. It seemed like my headlamp wasn't making a dent in the dark. Oh and it started to snow a bit. Then, I see these 2 glowing eyes down low on the road. When they are up higher i know its either deer or a bear (yes...seriously!) but these were low to the ground. So I clapped my hands becuase I couldn't see what it was except for the eyes. The darn thing didn't move. As I got up closer I could see it was a cat and the cat just STARED at me and didn't move. It was very creepy. I felt like I he was going to attack me, and I love cats! So I think that's another reason I ended my run at 3 miles today instead of 5.

JackieRn
01-08-2009, 12:21 PM
Man, Jackie, you are racking up serious mileage in the snow! I might have missed you mentioning this already, but are you training for a marathon? Or are you just a mega cool runner girl?

I'm actually training for a half in May and toying around with the idea of a fall marathon. I'm trying to get to and maintain 40 mpw b/c I have been injured in the past not in the last 9 months thank goodness but I'm worried that if I don't start out ahead I won't reach my goal should an injury occur or my motivation will run out. I haven't been the most consistent runner in the past and so this challenge is huge for me.

Also, I'm hoping if I rack up the miles I'll have legs like yours. :)

RunnerKim: I know isn't it amazing how much easier it is to run at that temp. When its colder, windy, and especially if it start to snow or sleet and its hitting me right in the face it becomes harder to bear. I've never been a cold weather person If I didn't run the only time I would spend outside is walking to and from my car in the winter time. Its just that I can't make myself do the TM right now.

thinpossible
01-08-2009, 12:29 PM
wow! 1000 miles this year... i don't know if i could do it. at this point i'm lucky to get 1.5 miles on a treadmill. sad!


Girl, you and me both. My total mileage so far? A whopping 7.7 miles :p But I'm shooting for 1000. Think how great you would feel! Frankly I have no idea how I'm going to do it, since I'm supposed to be averaging about 19 miles a week. I'm just living in hope that as I get in shape, I'll be able to make up the difference. Heck, even if I only make 500 miles, that's about 498 more than I did last year :lol:

One thing that's nice is that even though there are some hard core runners in here, everyone is very supportive. So just jump in with both feet!

RunnerKim
01-08-2009, 01:00 PM
RunnerKim: I know isn't it amazing how much easier it is to run at that temp. When its colder, windy, and especially if it start to snow or sleet and its hitting me right in the face it becomes harder to bear. I've never been a cold weather person If I didn't run the only time I would spend outside is walking to and from my car in the winter time. Its just that I can't make myself do the TM right now.

I second that! I HATE the cold weather and all I am thinking when I'm running is that half the state is still asleep and when they're downing their 1,000 calorie latte in the morning I will feel good knowing I sucked it up and went out for a run. Plus, truth be told that I do love seeing the looks of utter horror when I say to someone at 8:30 am that I "did 5 miles outside this morning" :fr: ha!

RunnerKim
01-08-2009, 01:02 PM
Girl, you and me both. My total mileage so far? A whopping 7.7 miles :p

You have done 7.7 miles more than the person who chose to sit on the couch and watch TV did! :carrot: Plus once those numbers start going up into the double digits you will get very motivated from seeing it. Don't compare yourself against the elite...compare yourself against the alternative. You're doing GREAT!

Skinny Teen
01-08-2009, 05:26 PM
Today I decided to do running in gym today. Mixed with the 3 miles I walked today around school *loving her pedometer*, I have a grand total of 3.5 miles today

river
01-08-2009, 07:15 PM
You yaktrax girls are hardcore and I'm a little jealous (and a little worried about your mental health ;) ). I'm in the wuss category and will be treadmilling it up this evening as it'll feel like it's about 20degrees with the windchill by the time I go this evening.

Yea, what she said. I hate the cold, and we had an ice storm here so everything is slippery. It's warm on the treadmill and I got to watch McDreamy.:D

cakses
01-08-2009, 09:11 PM
2.5 miles to add to my total

9/600 man that is just sad lol

keemster
01-08-2009, 10:34 PM
6.2 miles tonight. I had to avoid some ice outside, and the weather is supposed to get worse tomorrow. Brrr, chilly!

sm177
01-08-2009, 11:05 PM
7.2 miles today. I have officially registered for a half marathon in May, so time to get my rear in gear!:carrot:

Dianeofnka
01-09-2009, 01:08 AM
3 miles on treadmill, 3 miles on elliptical. Up to 25!

mountain mama
01-09-2009, 01:18 AM
Today I had a day off of milage. Back on the track tomorrow! :)

You guys are all kicking butt!!! yay! This is a great challenge!

Fat Chick B Gone
01-09-2009, 05:37 AM
Work dictated my life last night and no run. This will be remedied today.

MBN
01-09-2009, 08:34 AM
I guess I'll jump in here too-- Since I'm averaging 25 miles per week running, I should be able to make 1000 miles this year. Especially if I add in my paddling and hiking miles into that! I hadn't been tracking my mileage, but started again Jan 1. So far to date:
running miles = 24.5
kayaking miles = 8
total YTD: 32.5

This thread is so active, I'm not sure I can keep up, but I'll check in from time to time!

Mrs Snark
01-09-2009, 10:06 AM
Ran 3.31 miles this morning...

2009 Run Challenge miles: 30.63... 969.37 to go!

dixied
01-09-2009, 10:37 AM
I took yesterday off, but I was back at it this morning. Four more miles logged, grand total of 29.

JulieJ08
01-09-2009, 11:03 AM
12 down, 488 to go :)

Shannon in ATL
01-09-2009, 11:31 AM
3 miles last night - walked .5, ran 2.5. I'm pretty excited about that - I am able to build up to longer distances faster than I expected, just like you guys said!

I'm having surgery on 1/22 so will lose some exercise time. Once I get back from that and see where I am I might move up my goal some if I'm still going to be counting the stationary bike. It doesn't seem fair to set only 500 miles when I typically do 10 miles at a session on the bike. Josephine is right, it does need to be a stretch goal so I feel some pressure! I tend to perform much better under a little pressure! :)

RunnerKim
01-09-2009, 01:27 PM
Ran 3.0 miles this morning. I got the MOST awesome wind/rain suit from Roadrunnersports.com ! It came in the mail yesterday (but my Yaktracks are still on backorder) and I tested it out this morning. I was having a great run but then mother nature called in the worst way and well, um....I'm not going to do THAT in 20 degree weather on a neighbor's lawn no matter how DARK it is outside! LOL!!!!

RunnerKim
01-09-2009, 01:29 PM
Ran 3.31 miles this morning...

2009 Run Challenge miles: 30.63... 969.37 to go!

I just have to say that I LOVE your name. My oldest daughter's middle name is Josephine. So elegant and classic! My 2 year old says "Jo-Jo-Bean" when saying the older one's middle name. It's quite comical!

dollypie
01-09-2009, 02:59 PM
I did 3 miles last night....2 on the elliptical and 1 on the recumbent bike

thinpossible
01-09-2009, 04:02 PM
Sheesh, 1:00 and I haven't exercised yet. For me, that's flirting with failure. I've already had my day off this week, so I've got to go do it NOW. I'll report back when I'm through

OK! I did 30 minutes, whew, glad that's over. It's YOU keeping me on track, so thanks!

Thinpossible, it is now 3:35 and I haven't exercised yet either... I haven't had a day off this week yet, but I have had two short exercise days... We can do it! :) GO Shannon! You can do it!

Shannon in ATL
01-09-2009, 04:36 PM
Thinpossible, it is now 3:35 and I haven't exercised yet either... I haven't had a day off this week yet, but I have had two short exercise days... We can do it! :)

RunnerKim
01-09-2009, 05:36 PM
Yay....I got off my butt at work this afternoon and did 3.0 miles of power walking. Our building is an octagon shape and 3 laps is 1 mile. I did 9 laps and feel great that I can say I covered 6 miles today.

JackieRn
01-09-2009, 06:42 PM
4.9 miles for me today, pretty good weather conditions.

urockmom
01-09-2009, 07:07 PM
So, I got in 1 mile on the treadmill last night and then did 4+ hours of downhill skiing today (translated into 3.5 miles). Tonight, my legs are hurting!!!

So, I am up to 18.5 of 750.

jahjah1223
01-09-2009, 08:00 PM
3.2 miles in today!

Fat Chick B Gone
01-09-2009, 08:16 PM
3.31 today, half with the poopers. As an added bonus I got to scare some dude that doesn't understand sidewalk rules. You do not run towards a jogger with a 150lb dog and and a 40lb dog unless you enjoy jumping out of your skin. That's right, if you don't feel the need to move I'll show you why you should. I'll let them jump towards you a bit. I know they're just being playful, I know I have a good grip and they won't touch you but you didn't know that did you Mr. Man? You should have moved nicely to the street and we all would've continued in a forward fashion with no one nearly wetting their running shorts. I hope you were near your house. I happen to know it's just not that hard to move when you're by yourself however, when you're with two dogs the difficulty increases. People with children/strollers and the elderly of course I'll wrangle the dogs out of the way for. Mini sidewalk ettiquette lesson now over.

mountain mama
01-09-2009, 10:03 PM
hey guys :)
Today I had a small NSV! I ran for an hour straight! I have NEVER gone over 40ish minutes before! ( it was mostly cause I was lost and it ws getting dark.. but I didn't stop running!) hehe

3.8 miles done. Wish I wouldnt went.2 more lol but I didn't track how far i went until after. I can't beleive I had never heard of mapmyrun.com until recently! lol

kittycat40
01-09-2009, 11:07 PM
very cool fauxtini! BTW, your new avatar photo is smokin hot :)

ok peops w/ miles tickers: HOW DO YOU UPDATE THEM???

JackieRn
01-09-2009, 11:19 PM
very cool fauxtini! BTW, your new avatar photo is smokin hot :)

ok peops w/ miles tickers: HOW DO YOU UPDATE THEM???

Click on the ticker and it will take you to the ticker factory website click on update/edit. When you are there type in your password and click the green add plus sign thing, put in the number you did that and it should update your total. Then click next at the bottom and that should do it. To make sure I did it right, I refresh the 3fc page I last posted on and my new total comes up in my signature. I hope that makes sense.

dollypie
01-09-2009, 11:51 PM
Awesome fauxtini!

I did another 4 miles at the gym on the elliptical and recumbent bike. I hope to start getting back on the treadmill soon. 30lbs can make a huge difference on my knees when I run, so I am sticking to the elliptical until I at least lose 10lbs.

keemster
01-10-2009, 04:30 AM
4 miles outside before I had to meet a friend for dinner. I'm glad I ran based on the desserts I ate! :)

mountain mama
01-10-2009, 06:09 AM
Dolly: I love the eliptical! I love setting in ' random' mode. i work up an awesome sweat and the scale rewards me for me hard work! lol
way to go :)

kitty:awww.. thanks!

thinpossible
01-10-2009, 10:46 AM
hey guys :)
Today I had a small NSV! I ran for an hour straight That is terrific!

Well bit by bit my mileage is moving up. 10.1 miles total. Starting next week I should be able to hit about 15-17 miles for the week, because I'll be walking to school to pick up my kids. Man you guys must kick my butt about that, :drill: because I don't want to do it. Brrr, it's cold out there. :bb: I know all you runners pounding the pavement in -5 weather are rolling your eyes at me :lol:

river
01-10-2009, 10:51 AM
It's -9 here before wind chill, to cold for me to run outside. Bad enough I have to dog walk in it. I want to move to Hawaii. I'm planning 4 miles today on the treadmill. I taped Chariots of Fire to watch for my next two runs. :)

urockmom
01-10-2009, 11:30 AM
Fauxtini~Awesome job going for an hour!!!! Who cares if you were lost, you were workin' it!!!

Got in 9 miles on bike this morning but felt every revolution!!! grrrrr....

kittycat40
01-10-2009, 01:01 PM
ran outside in snow flurries wearing hat and gloves. very different than running beachside smeared in sunblock. ;)