Monday, November 5, 2012

1000 Mile Goals: 9 Weeks Left

At the beginning of 2012, I set two goals for myself, to both run and bike 1,000 miles this year. As of yesterday, this is how things stood:
  • Cycling: 146.28 miles left.
  • Running: 285.17 miles left.
Monday: Off
  • Tweaked something in my lower back yesterday, maybe when planting bulbs, not sure, so no cycling today as a precaution. Laima and I went to Michigan today to pick up a couch from the cottage today. Probably not the best thing for my back, but I was careful and no more damage done. Now we're a sectional couch richer and we got to have lunch at Greenbush Brewing, one of our favorite places to eat in that area.
Tuesday: Run
  • Finally got the 4th "Fast and Furious" dvd, so started that today. Decided to go treadmill rather than outside in case back problems flared up again. Happily, no problemo!
Wednesday: Run
  • Since I took Monday off, decided this morning would be a catch-up day. Didn't want to ride in the dark, so a run was preferable. Planned on running outside this morning before work, but cold and blustery winds made it more palatable to stay in on the TM. Finished watching "Fast and Furious," 4th in the franchise and one of the more entertaining installments.
Garmin Edge

Thursday: Cycling
  • Since I ran Tuesday and Wednesday, I decided today was a good day to ride. 11.5 miles relatively easy miles, though it was hilly and windy. Goal today was to stay off main roads, so rode through mostly southside neighborhoods, saw lots of new places.
Friday: Run
  • 60 minutes on the TM, finished "The Break-Up," more miles in the PureConnects, really liking them now.
  • 2nd TM run today, started watching "Runaway Jury," love movies set in New Orleans! Was in a mood for a John Cusack movie for some reason.
Saturday: Cycling
  • One of my favorite loops, usually not a lot traffic. Got stopped at 2 interminable lights today, probably the only true negative about riding later rather than early in the dark as I used to.
  • Bonus run with the whole family at Greene Valley Forest Preserve. Couldn't believe it, but the kids ran pretty much the whole 3ish mile loop! Good practice for the Bonfield Express on Thanksgiving morning.
Sunday: Run
  • Busy day ahead with 2 soccer games, so got an early run in on the TM -- finished up "Runaway Jury." So nice the time changed and everyone has some extra time to get ready!
Weekly Totals:
  • Cycling:  17.25 miles planned, 22.64 miles accomplished, 123.64 miles left.
  • Running: 32.5 miles planned, 33.38 miles accomplished, 251.79 miles left.
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  1. Funny you should post this, one of my 2012 goals was to run 1200 miles - 100 per month. It seemed like such a moderate goal, but there's no chance I'm gonna hit it. Hope you do!

  2. Cool that the kids ran the 3 miles with you! And that was lots of treadmill running this week--you have way more tolerance than I for it!

  3. Nice job beating your goals...AND getting in some quality movie time! :)

  4. I'm feeling pretty good about my running goal, but not so much on the biking. Though it looks like we are due another warm snap later this week so maybe I can get in another long ride. Cash in my "change jar" on my dresser this weekend and almost have enough for a cheap bike trainer so maybe there is still hope. Work has been a butt kicker.

  5. Fun family run on Saturday! So happy that everyone, especially Gaigai enjoyed it so much:)

  6. I love that the family runs together!! That is freaking awesome. Love your goal btw.

  7. Dont hurt yourself on the running trying to reach the goal. You know you are no spring chicken... :)

  8. Nice solid training week! Even more impressive you did it with a tweaked back.

  9. you're doing great at sticking to the plan! sounds like the back tweak wasn't anything serious - glad to hear that (know how bad those can be!)


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