I ran 85.2 miles in September burning just shy of 11,000 calories. That isn’t much compared to the 148 miles that my schedule has down for October. Holy Cow! That is a lot of miles. I ran something like 110 miles in Jan. ’08.
I was on the Nike+ site today. I belong to a team that is called the 1,000 Miles in ’08 team. I really had my heart set on making 1,000 miles this year. I probably will come around 700 or so. I could blame it on the Texas heat or my crazy schedule. I could also blame it on lack of motivation for a few months. I guess 700 miles isn’t too bad. As I looked at the team leaders board, I noticed that the top runner is approaching FIVE THOUSAND MILES (yup, 5000) so far this year. Say what? Does this person ever sleep? Wowwie! I think that person was an overachiever as a kid. Talk about overkill!
I have a doctor’s appointment on Friday for my hip. I first hurt my hip when I was about 12 yrs. old. I was running with my Dad and decided to sprint past him just before our house. My hip “popped” and hurt like the dickens. It would pop from time to time when I was would do floor exercises, gardening, etc. About two years ago, it popped badly on a 16 mile run. I noticed a softball sized bruise on my hip the next day and had to drop out of marathon training. The ache is back a bit so it is time to finally see a doctor about it. I am hoping to get some exercises that will strengthen my hip. Maybe even a cortisone shot too. My big fear is that the doctor will say “No running for you”. My goal is to run 10 marathons before I am 50 yrs. old. I have 9 more to run in 10+ yrs. That is doable.
Bring on the miles. I just bought another pair of New Balance sneakers. I am ready to go.