Thursday, July 26, 2012

301 Miles

Move over, Tommy Houston. I have now run a Nationwide Series race myself ... literally.

This morning, I ran 4.15 miles in 50 minutes. I didn't set any speed records or anything like that, but that's OK. That's not what I was trying to accomplish.

But here's the kind of cool thing, at least to me. I use an app called MapMyRun to track what I've done, and today's run put me at more than 301 miles since I started using it. That's a Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway!

All total, I've been on the move for sixty hours, 37 minutes, 13 seconds.That's an average of about five miles an hour ... give or take a few hundred feet.

My first recorded run was on 3 October 2011, when I did 2.05 miles at the park in Yadkinville. The longest run I've done was 10.49 miles -- that's the one where I felt like my left knee had been severed from the rest of my body -- and the shortest was a mile last month in Houston, Texas. I didn't know the neighborhood!

I had done three 5k races before I started using the app, so I'm gonna conservatively say that since I started trying to lose weight, I've walked and run maybe 100 miles more than what the MapMyRun total shows. That's a Sprint Cup race at Michigan.

Next stop ... the Daytona 500!