Thursday, October 02, 2008

September running

During the month of September I ran on the treadmill 22 days; for a total of 100.93 miles (4.6 ave. per day); for 1208 minutes (54.9 ave. per day); and burned 11,852 calories.

I looked back, and during August I ran 22 days for 87.7 miles. So I'm up a little.

Lately I've been doing a little over 5 miles per day on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday I either don't run or just do a mile or two walk. Thursday and Friday I try to do 4 or 5 miles each day. Saturday depends - I might not do anything, or I might do 5. Sundays are for resting.

It's odd, because I still don't really like to run, but I think I've become addicted. My body feels better on days when I run. I don't know if I could do it without a tv though. Normally I watch 'Around The Horn' and 'PTI' on ESPN, and sometimes CNN.

Sometimes I forget just how long it's taken me to get to this point too. For years and years I walked; then we got an exercise bike; and for the first few years of having the treadmill the most I'd ever done was an occasional 3 miles. I don't know when things changed. I suppose it's probably like that with any discipline... even spiritual disciplines like prayer, fasting, Bible reading, etc. It takes a long time of doing them, and then one day without even realizing it, it sort of becomes who you are. Seems like lately I have heard from so many people who don't like how their life is... and they don't know how to change it. People don't want to hear that it takes a long-term commitment to the little things. Plus we don't want to change who we are.

Anyway, this post was supposed to just be a log of my running on the treadmill. Not to brag, but someday I may need a reminder that I did this stuff.


MR said...

I would have called this message "Running Total"

dan h. said...

Ok. That will be next month. Sounds like a whole dang series. Man, I'll never be able to stop running.

MR said...

Psychologist: What are you running FROM, Dan?

Dan: umm... love handles?

Psychologist: no, REALLY.
Dan: really.
Psychologist: no, really.
Dan: really!

dan h. said...

I would think there has to be a good Forrest Gump line to plug in here, but I'm not too knowledgeable in about Gump world.

Carrie Jade said...

Drew knows that movie just as well, if not better, than you and mom know all things Seinfeld. So you're in luck! :)