Monday, February 25, 2013


This is it.  This is my commitment to run 500 miles by the end of the year.
There are 44 weeks left in the year.  
That means I need to average 11.36 miles per week to meet my goal.  
Right now I average anywhere from 3-10 miles per week.  This must change.  This will change, starting today.  
I blame Greta over at Gfunkified.   I've been watching her inspirational posts about how much she is running, and I just can't stand the thought of sitting on my couch reading about her adventures anymore.  I must join her.  
It is also Roo's fault over at NiceGirlNotes.  She got me in on this Diet Bet, and my first diet ever is going pretty well so far.  Yes, the money is definitely a nice little motivating factor as well, but honestly I knew I had to get my dissertating butt in gear.  

So cheers to my new goal: 500 miles by December 31, 2013.  I'm also planning to have my dissertation finished before that goal, so hopefully my fingers will also get into gear.  I'll be checking back in every Monday to let you know how I'm doing on meeting my goal.  

Thanks so much Greta, Roo, and to the lovely ladies over at Mamavation for getting my butt moving again.  Nothing like endorphins to get the blood pumping and the mood elevating.  
Let's do this!

I want to feel THIS sense of accomplishment again: 
This is me with my 2 girlfriends after we all finished our first 1/2 marathon.  
Wasn't that a great number they gave me? 

I'm not sure how many races I'm going to be doing, as the real kind actually cost money that I'm trying to save right now.  I WILL be rewarding myself for finishing the first draft of my dissertation with the Rugged Maniac in September.  Who wants to join me?  


  1. Yay!! I'm so excited that you're doing this, and I'm glad that my posts (which I was sure people would get sick of reading) have inspired you! Someday, I hope to move up to a 10K (or more), but right now, the 5Ks are exciting, too! I can't wait to hear about your progress!!

    1. I started yesterday with an inaugural 5K. 3.1/500!

  2. awesome goal! I think you will be surprised at how (relatively) easy it is to amass that type of mileage once you get going. I am training for my first marathon and managed to run a total of nearly 20 miles last week (just week 2 of my training schedule) - a few miles a day adds up!

    1. I can't run every day due to some sciatica, but I'm sure I'll meet my goal!

  3. WOW! I'm totally impressed! Fantastic goal!
    Good Luck!!



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