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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Two more miles

Day 1002 - September 29, 2011

Just couple of miles - keeping the streak alive. On saturday I'm running the Warrior Dash - should be fun.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


DAY 1000 - September 27, 2011

It is kind of surreal to think that on January 1, 2009, I took the first step toward where I am today. I want to thank everyone who supported me along the way. My family who adjusted their schedules many times so I could have time to get in a run, my friends who joined me for many of the miles, and everyone who dropped me a comment or word of encouragement online.

For now, I'll continue to run everyday - probably until I forget to do it someday. It has become habit and as long as I continue to enjoy it - why not keep going.

For anyone who is curious, here are some of the statistics from the last 1000 days:

Total mile: 4253
Total time running: 554 hours, 14 minutes, 50 seconds (a little over 23 days)
Longest run: 3 hours 46 minutes; 26.2 miles
Shortest run: 6 minutes 59 seconds, 1 mile on treadmill
Earliest run: 4am
Latest run: 10:45pm
# of Running Shoes: 9 pair
# of races: 20
Best finish: 2nd overall, three times
Age group wins: 8
Fastest 5K: 18 minutes 45 seconds
Fastest 4 mile: 24 minutes 45 seconds
Fastest 10 mile: 1 hour 3 minutes 14 seconds
Fastest half marathon: 1 hour 24 minutes 54 seconds
Fastest marathon: 3 hours 11 minutes 32 seconds
Number of States run in: 5 (VA, PA, UT, FL, VT)
Number of Foreign Countries: 1 Mexico
# dog bites: 2
# angry drivers: 1

Days not getting in at least 1 mile: ZERO

Thanks again to everyone who has followed along. I'll continue to post here, but to follow my daily runs, check out CERUNS at Daily mile or on Twitter.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 999 - going to boston

Day 999 - September 26, 2011

Today was like Christmas eve. All the anticipation of tomorrow's big run...and an early gift. Today I received confirmation that my 2012 Boston marathon registration was accepted. I can't believe it. What an awesome way to get to the 1000th day.

Today's run was out at Chris Greene Lake. 6.25 miles.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pouring RAIN

Day 998 - September 25, 2011

Something different each day as I approach day 1000. Today was rain - and lots of it. While I waited for the wide to return and take over kid duty, I jumped on the treadmill and got in 2 miles. I figured I would then go out and run 4 outside, then come back and finish up on the treadmill. At the time, it was just a light drizzle and I figured I wouldn't get that wet. WRONG. It dumped on me. Once I was soaked, there was no reason to head back in for the mill, so I added on 4 miles and got in 10 today. Good stuff. 19 miles short of 1000 for the year.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Three days to 1000

Day 997 - September 24, 2011

Today was a treadmill day to get the run in - may try and go back out later, but not going to hold my breath on that one. Still have a shot at 1000 miles for the year by Tuesday, but I'll have to commit to a long run.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Good News!

Day 996 - September 23, 2011

Dr. says I don't need the rabies vaccine unless the dog becomes symptomatic. Keeping fingers crossed.

Ran a very careful 4 miles tonight! Looking for self defense options for future runs...anyone have ideas?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

5 days to go

Day 995 - September 22, 2011

Ran four miles with friends tonight. Didn't want to run alone after yesterday. Learned today that the dog's shots are out of date. This sucks.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm starting to hate dogs

Day 994 - September 21, 2011

I can't believe I got attacked again. Tonight it was a large (100+ pound) pit bull. Came running out of no where and nailed me on the left leg. I thought this one was going to end very badly. Fortunately, it let go quickly. It started to come back, and I thought I was done. I braced myself for the attack and it backed down. Neighbors from all the houses came out from all the yelling and the dog ran off.

I can't even imagine if I had been a kid. That dog would have killed them. I don't understand why anyone would keep an aggressive dog.

6 Days to go. :(

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

One week to go

Day 993 - September 20, 2011

The final week is here! Today was three miles on the treadmill. The goal is to completely over do it and see if I can get to 1000 miles for the year on the day I get to 1000 days. I need 42 miles :) Totally in reach!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 990 - What!!!

September 17, 2011 - Day 990

Ten days to go.....this is unbelievable to me. 1000 days is about to become a reality.

Tonight was a very cool fall evening. Humidity was down and despite being very tired from a busy Saturday, I felt pretty good. The deer were out taking advantage of the cool night as well. We had 7 doe in the back yard as I was getting ready to go. I then saw three more buck during the run....something I would have missed if I had not been out there logging another day.

I have to say that the run streak is getting pretty cool being this close to 1000. Looking forward to the next 10 days.