Monday, October 22, 2012

1000 Mile Goals: 11 Weeks Left

At the beginning of 2012, I set two goals for myself, to both run and bike 1,000 miles this year. Moving along pretty well -- as of yesterday, this is how things stood:
  • Cycling: 185.61 miles left.
  • Running: 349.91 miles left. 

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Monday: Cycling
  • Pasquinelli Loop: Nice 11 mile loop with some rolling hills, bike path, and few large street crossings. Cold today, but just a gorgeous day to ride!
Tuesday: Run
  • Finished "The Kingdom," forgot what a bleak ending it has. Really a crazy, unknowable place the Middle East is for us, totally different culture.
  • Treadmill Tuesday #2: Started "Out of Time," pretty well-paced movie. I've never been a big fan of Denzel Washington, but he's decent in this. 6+ miles in the Skoras, will run in them outside on Thursday!
Wednesday: OFF
  • Headed up to Milwaukee to look at some space a client is having built out -- love that city, a mini Chicago, but more accessible feeling.
  • An evening full of wine, Laima and I tasted 11 wines (!!!), 7 sparklers and ice wines from the Finger Lakes in New York, and 4 from Chile. 
Thursday: Run
  • Fiveish miles on the TM, finished "Out of Time," makes me want to move to Miami, especially with winter coming up.
  • Laima's last run before Saturday's Zooma Great Lakes - cold fall day, beautiful leaves, 3 miles in the Skoras outside! Pushing the stroller makes me wonder if there is a CrossFit Stroller games, would be a cool idea for us parents.
Friday: Cycling
  • Between a wet dismal morning, work, Little Worker's eye doctor appointment, Laima getting ready for Zooma Great Lakes, and more rain, never got out to cycle.
Saturday: Run
  • 6 miles on the TM, started "Under the Tuscan Sun," fun escapist fare. Laima is off running the Zooma Great Lakes Half Marathon and I have a day full of soccer, so it will be busy, busy, busy!
Sunday: Cycling
  • Decided to run on the TM first this morning. Finished "Under the Tuscan Sun," such a beautiful part of the world, can't wait until we finally make it over to Italy!
  • COLD COLD COLD for a bike ride, 36 degrees, but it wasn't too bad, maybe because my core was heated up from the treadmill session. Definitely hate riding in the dark!
Weekly Totals:
  • Cycling:  17.25 miles planned, 20.5 miles accomplished, 165.11 miles left.
  • Running: 32.5 miles planned, 32.48 miles accomplished shorted myself!), 317.43 miles left.
A decent week, though disappointed I didn't get more cycling time and that most of the running was indoors on the TM, but progress is progress.

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  1. Wow, you are doing great! Progress is progress for sure. Not much left to do before you reach your goals. But can you believe it's 22 October already?

  2. Way to tick off those miles regardless of how you get them done. I'm really impressed on the two-workout days. So glad I don't own a stroller anymore.

    I love Milwaukee too. My sis moved up there in '96 and has lived in the general area since. I love to visit as long as there isn't snow. :)

  3. The cycling is in the bag! And I think the run is still well within reach, too. Take advantage of the perfect fall weather and get it in!

  4. Great job - only .02 and you would have reached your goal:)

  5. I would definitely come watch the CrossFit Stroller games. LOL. What do you like to do for strength?

    Did Laima tell you how many times I told her she should call on Saturday and tell you she decided to stay another night? LOL.

    We visited Positano, because it looked so cool in Under the Tuscan Sun! Love that movie :)


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