Exercise! - 1000 miles in 2009 #4!! Wowsas!!!




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midwife
12-09-2009, 08:51 AM
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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!!!!

We have over 1500 posts in this challenge with threads 1 and 2 and 3! Woohoo!


EZMONEY
12-09-2009, 12:13 PM
The girls and I got in 4 this morning...

574.5/1000 MILES

Mrs Snark
12-09-2009, 08:38 PM
New thread --boo-YAH!


EZMONEY
12-10-2009, 12:25 PM
I had a nice 4 mile walk today....started out cold and came home warm!

578.5/1000 MILES

closing in on 600....might make that...

EZMONEY
12-11-2009, 12:20 PM
Girls and I took it easy today...

581/1000 MILES

Shannon in ATL
12-11-2009, 12:40 PM
I think I missed posting a day somewhere... Sadness... Oh well.

+5.2 at the park last night. 40 degrees sure feels a lot warmer after five miles of running in it... :)

EZMONEY
12-13-2009, 06:02 PM
583.5/1000 Miles

EZMONEY
12-14-2009, 10:50 AM
586/1000 Miles

Shannon in ATL
12-14-2009, 12:00 PM
+7.2 on Saturday... 35 degrees this time... Got new winter running clothes, so didn't feel quite so crazy. :)

Dianeofnka
12-14-2009, 03:48 PM
Did +12 this weekend, in the rain... I have to rev up my "hardcore" running self and get excited about running in the rain again.

MaryEllen
12-15-2009, 08:07 PM
Did 8.25 yesterday. Yay thread 4! :)

EZMONEY
12-15-2009, 10:18 PM
588.5/1000 Miles

EZMONEY
12-16-2009, 12:39 PM
591/1000 Miles

midwife
12-17-2009, 09:03 AM
Ok, since I last updated, 33 miles! Let's see how close I am to EZ!

ETA: Not very! But maybe I'll hit 500!

retiredone
12-17-2009, 12:53 PM
Hi, I guess I'm too late to join in this year, hahaha but I was wondering if there will be a new challenge for 2010?

Shannon in ATL
12-17-2009, 12:58 PM
Tuesday - +2.55 on the treadmill
Wednesday - +6.15 at the park

ennay
12-18-2009, 10:21 PM
Hey...havent posted in awhile. Been a rough year for me health wise. Still got in a good bit of mileage although nowhere near where I intended to be. I'll probably end up about 1600-1650. But I am heavier and slower than where I started the year. Hoping the next 2 weeks give me a miracle health cure so I can start fresh!

Mrs Snark
12-19-2009, 11:25 AM
It has been crazy at my house so far this month. I was hoping to end December with a BANG but am instead ending as a whimper running-wise.

I'm up to 677.68 running and 1117.39 biking. Boy, it was easier to get over 1000 on the bike than on my feet. Maybe I can get to 700 even for running before the year runs out, I'll try!

Good job everyone, I'm so impressed that we've been running all year, whoo hoo!

Mrs Snark
12-19-2009, 11:27 AM
Hi, I guess I'm too late to join in this year, hahaha but I was wondering if there will be a new challenge for 2010?

I'm sure there will be another challenge for 2010!

midwife
12-19-2009, 12:15 PM
It has been crazy at my house so far this month. I was hoping to end December with a BANG but am instead ending as a whimper running-wise.

I'm up to 677.68 running and 1117.39 biking. Boy, it was easier to get over 1000 on the bike than on my feet. Maybe I can get to 700 even for running before the year runs out, I'll try!

Good job everyone, I'm so impressed that we've been running all year, whoo hoo!

Yes, yes, yes! Look at us!!! We should all be proud of sticking it out!

Isabella, I'm game for another one next year!

I think we should add up all our miles at the end of 2009!

EZMONEY
12-19-2009, 05:23 PM
Coming in to put the pressure on BABY CATCHER....;)

I was babysitting my sister last week...taking her to her doctors and appointments as she battles breast cancer....not able to check in as much.

I did get 1.5 miles in with her and the mutts on Thursday

I di 2.5 miles with the mutts before I picked her up yesterday morning

Today Angie and I had an extended Starbucks with the spoiled brats for 4 miles....

adding 8 miles....

I love ENNAY'S "off" year of 1,600+ miles :hug:

Great job Jo, Mary Ellen and Shannon :carrot:

599/1000 MILES

CyndiM
12-19-2009, 07:57 PM
I haven't checked in since way back when the thread started. I'm not going to make 1000, but pretty close. I'm a walker, though I think when I joined I was hoping to run. That went down the drain when running irritated my neck a lot. Then I had some low back issues and foot drop this past summer so walking was limited for a couple of weeks (I have one of those made in China walmart spines). Overall though I'm pretty happy and definitely looking forward to the 2010 challenge. Watching that number move was definitely motivating :)

ennay
12-20-2009, 01:11 AM
I love ENNAY'S "off" year of 1,600+ miles :hug:



Me too! :D It is crazy now how I have a week that I think, dang I hardly ran at all this week and it will be about a 25-30 mile week

EZMONEY
12-22-2009, 07:58 PM
Between getting kicked out for termite patrol and chemo watch with my sister I was only able to get a couple miles in today...

so I am adding two....which puts me over 600!

closer but no cigar...

601/1000 MILES

Dianeofnka
12-23-2009, 03:15 PM
I haven't been posting my mileage here, because I've been so busy running it! I don't know what it is about having said "I'm going to run 1000 miles" that makes me willing to go absolutely nuts and run 120 miles this month, just to reach the 1000 mile level.

Anyhow: I am at 971.5 so far, with 9 days to go!

EZMONEY
12-24-2009, 11:29 AM
Angie and I took the mutts to Starbucks for their Christmas Eve day walk...knocked down 4 miles on a new route...

HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! :clause:

605/1000 MILES

EZMONEY
12-26-2009, 06:56 PM
adding 3...

608/1000 MILES

Shannon in ATL
12-26-2009, 11:25 PM
12/19 - 2.5 miles elliptical
12/21 - 6.15 miles at the park
12/22 - 5.5 miles at the park
12/23 - 1.5 miles elliptical

Won't make goal, but got closer than I thought at the start of November! :)

Dianeofnka
12-26-2009, 11:29 PM
+8. 13 to go! I can't even believe that I've already done 120 miles this month. I'm looking forward to knocking it back a bit.

Dianeofnka
12-27-2009, 03:30 PM
+4. I am finding it hard to work up the enthusiasm to get out there and do miles, which is really odd, given how few I have left to go. I don't know if it's exhaustion from overtraining or fear of actually reaching the goal or what!

By the way, I have started a Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=238829087496) for this madness for next year. Because if it doesn't have a Facebook group, does it really exist?

I'm also using the Twitter hash tag #1000milesin2009 for running posts...and I'll use #1000milesin2010 next year!

EZMONEY
12-27-2009, 06:14 PM
Great job DIANE

Adding 3 more for today..girls and I went out after church

611/1000 MILES

ennay
12-27-2009, 10:42 PM
Diane - you got it! And you will be amazed at how easy 1000 seems next year.

Shannon in ATL
12-27-2009, 11:07 PM
Diane - joined your FB group. Might still target 750 next year instead of 1000, but I can watch the rest of you guys! :)

+11 today. My longest run ever. Well, run/walk, but still 11 miles! There is hope for the half marathon yet!

EZMONEY
12-28-2009, 02:56 PM
adding 3 more

614/1000 MILES

midwife
12-29-2009, 11:53 AM
Go, Diane, go!!!

I can add 6 miles!

ETA: I joined the FB group, too!

EZMONEY
12-29-2009, 12:42 PM
Angie and I took the mutts to the beach for breakfast...big waves there today...adding 4 miles....

618/1000 MILES

EZMONEY
12-30-2009, 03:26 PM
Adding 2.5...Angie and I took the mutts out for a quick one...

620.5/1000 MILES

way cool....all I need is 379.5 miles tomorrow and I am there....:carrot:

I better get up freakin' early....

Shannon in ATL
12-30-2009, 03:44 PM
+6.35 at the park yesterday.

ennay
12-30-2009, 04:03 PM
Gary - start early, I know you can do it! Ok, it would break the world record for a 24 hour run by quite a bit, but you are just the fellow to do it!

Dianeofnka
12-30-2009, 04:15 PM
I DID IT!!!

I can't believe it, but (ifmyrunningwatchisclosetoaccurate) I did 1000 miles this year!

+6 yesterday
+4.5 today

Grand total: 1001.5.

I am sleeping in tomorrow. :)

If anyone's interested, my monthly totals were:
76.5
57.5
69.5
108.0
136.5
116.7 <-- marathon month
50.0
50.5
53.5
64.5
93.8
124.5 <-- crazy miles to get to 1000 for the year

ennay
12-30-2009, 05:46 PM
Awesome job Diane!!!

Seriously, next year I predict you'll hit 1000 in October :)

Mrs Snark
01-01-2010, 08:38 AM
My final stats:

Bike: 1129.89 Miles
Run: 682.86 Miles
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1812.75 miles

I'd like to bring up the run mileage in 2010, but I did more than double my biking miles in 2009 over what I biked in 2008. I like the cross training! :)

Congrats everyone! Diane, that's an inspiring amount of running, you rock!
A whole new year for us all! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

midwife
01-01-2010, 12:18 PM
Final stats: 500.2

~800 km (I like that better!)

kittycat40
01-01-2010, 12:25 PM
Wow, tou all did fabulously :)
I prob did not get there, but I don't think I was too too far off. My prob was not adding the miles to my ticker immed. after I did them. That will change for next year :)

GO. Team. GOGOGO!!!! :):):)
Happy Healthy Peace and Joy in 2010 for everyone:)

ennay
01-01-2010, 12:28 PM
1655.3 m - on to a new year!

Mrs Snark
01-01-2010, 12:35 PM
We need a 2010 thread.... !!! I'm ready to commit myself to a ridiculous amount of mileage -- the new year is always a time of hope and optimism, lol!

Mikan
01-01-2010, 12:43 PM
I'm new here, but I want to do this for 2010. I will keep an eye out for a new thread !

EZMONEY
01-01-2010, 02:20 PM
Didn't get up early enough yesterday to reach goal....dang...

Finished with 620.5.....

looking forward to getting closer in '10

See you all there.....I have 3 today

ennay
01-01-2010, 05:42 PM
I reset the pace bunny for the new year...A few people seemed to be using it even in my long absence.

3.2 at midnight, 7 this morning for 10.2 to kick it off.

Dianeofnka
01-01-2010, 06:25 PM
I've created a new thread here (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/exercise/189338-1000-miles-2010-lets-go-go-go.html).