I received an email last week from Runkeeper, my run tracker of choice.
“Congratulations! You’ve been crushing your workouts, and your hard work and dedication have paid off. So how far is 1000 miles?
4,000 laps around a track
14,664 football field lengths
32,180 Olympic pool lengths
Impressive, right? We think that this achievement is pretty cool, and it’s important to celebrate the milestones you reach on the route to your goals. So why not celebrate with friends?”
I logged my first activity back in November 2008 (3.82 miles in 36.57 minutes @9.40 mins/mile. I’m now running the same distance about 4 minutes quicker). I haven’t tracked every run that I’ve done since then, and not all of them have tracked 100% accurately, but Runkeeper tells me that I have managed 1,013 miles in 234 separate activities. That’s an average of 4.3 miles a pop.
Good grief. Celebrate my achievement with friends? I think what I really need is a sit down.
I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
(today's my day off, as it happens.... so I'm off for a swim)