We’re three quarters through 2010. How are you doing with your annual fitness goals?
Here is my report, promised last month, whether you are interested or not, but hey, who is this report for anyway?
The Run Around the Earth project. If I complete my mileage goals for 2010, I will have run more than 24,000 miles toward my long range goal of 25,000 miles, the circumference of our planet. The other day it occured to me that if one middle-aged guy can run around the globe, then it’s a pretty small world. Finite. Just how many people are crawling around on this ball?
The Thousand Miles in 2010 project. As of today’s run, the final run of September, I have run 785 miles this year. To stay on track to meet the 1,000 miles goal, I need to have run 750 miles. I am 35 miles ahead. No celebration, though; I’ll need the miles “in the bank” because December is always one of my worst running months. The holidays are distracting. The weather turns bad. Blah blah. Whine.
The Kinsey Milhone vs. Bob Jenkins competition. I beat Milhone again this month, my 96 miles to her 90 miles. I have, in fact, beaten her 6 of the 9 months so far this year. But . . . the 3 months she won during my sciatica episodes, she really kicked my ass. In toto, she leads 819 to 785 going in to the last quarter of the year. She will not falter. Her lead of 34 miles is probably insurmountable. She will run 1080 miles this year, the darling girl (bitch).
How Far is Afghanistan? My son’s return date from Afghanistan is December 1. That’s actually the estimate for “wheels up” as his aircraft lifts off the desert of Afghanistan. Good enough. Because I want to hit December with 950 miles run, Luke is a scant 164 miles away. Just run 164 miles and my boy will be done with war. Honorable, safe, home.
What’s the point? If you want your fitness to be a lifelong lifestyle, you got to keep it mixed up and have fun with it. You need to find ways to keep your mind occupied, to keep yourself motivated, to kick your own ass when necessary. If you can’t do that, Kinsey Millhone will be glad to oblige (bitch).
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