If I Could Run 500 Miles…


I greatly enjoyed the last week spending time with family for Thanksgiving.  We cooked and ate a LOT!  Thanksgiving was just as it should be and running the marathon right before made me feel even better about taking it easy and gorging myself a bit.  I have been good to my body and have not run yet, but I did do two workouts while home, as well as a terrific yoga session at Pink Lotus Yoga with guest blogger Rebekah.  Needless to say, now I will be back to healthy eating and exercise as I lead up to Christmas. 

I had a bit of time to reflect post-race and pulled together my training stats.  Drum roll, please…Over the course of 22-weeks I logged 500.2 miles of running.  This included the first six weeks of getting to a 10-mile base (total of 88 miles), the 16-week training plan (386 miles) and the marathon itself.  Additionally, during the 16-weeek plan I kept a record of the following:  1,360 push-ups (during last seven weeks), 27 cross-training days (including 17 weight workouts, 7 yoga sessions, 5 soccer games, and other miscellaneous activities like swimming, biking and elliptical machine activities).  While compiling the stats, I enjoyed looking back through my blog posts over this course of time.   Many thoughts ran through my head such as, “what I really ran on a day that hot?!” and “oh wow, that was a beautiful day!”  I’m so thrilled that my blog has helped me to encapsulate my feelings throughout this timeframe.  I feel great (minus the cough that is still lingering) and am excited to start thinking about my next training plan and what I’ll do the same and/or different.

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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