It was one year ago today, on May 21, 2010, that I started running.
During the past year, I have tracked exactly 101 activities on RunKeeeper.com.
Between walking (a few times) and running (almost all the time),
I moved my fat butt 358 miles by my own power.*
This comes out to an average of 3.54 miles per activity or 0.98 miles per day.
If you also count the one cycling event I did in April, the total jumps to 102 activities, almost 385 miles, and the average goes up to about 3.82 miles per activity.
Yeah me. =)
I’ve never been this active in my life and, while I still believe that diet is more important for overall weight loss, I know I’d be less fit than I am now if I didn’t get out there and move.
Because I’m over forty and not getting any younger, I’d better damn well work hard to get healthier. I still have a ways to go — at least 21 pounds and 8% BF when comparing my goals to my current status — but even though I was 10 pounds lighter last June, I was nowhere near as fit as I am now. It’s a good feeling, knowing that what I’m doing is working.
I can do better. I will. Just watch and wonder as SuperJohn emerges from his fat-and-lazy cocoon. =)
Like yesterday, I drank some Purple Wraath and some Jack3d before starting this morning and I had a double espresso at Starbucks at the three-mile mark.
I decided I liked the extra distance I ran yesterday and repeated my go-a-bit-further adventure, heading down to the next overpass away from my house and turning around.
This time I opted not to add the second extra-distance leg to my run and headed home. Totals for today:
- Distance: 8.26 mi
- Duration: 2:01:19
- Average Pace: 14:41 / mi
- Average Speed: 4.08 mph
- Calories Burned: 1141
- Elevation Climb: 492 ft
This was my third-longest run ever, after my personal best yesterday. Very cool.
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