160 in 60: A jogging journal

img_20171009_094923076.jpgStarting November 1st and ending December 30th (60 days), I set a goal to run 160 miles. It divides into about 2.6 miles per day, which doesn’t sound like a whole lot, I know. But with the 2 biggest holidays and some travel happening in this timeframe, I’m hoping to stay ahead of the curve as I envision having a few days where I won’t run at all. Updates coming as they happen, hope you enjoy this journey with me!

Day 1 November 1. Cloudy and cool.
Time: 28:02 Distance: 3.52   Tot Dist: 3.52 miles
Notes: chased by a chihuahua.

Day 2 November 2. Cloudy and warmish.
Time: 27:32 Distance: 3.48   Tot Dist: 7.00 miles
Notes: Good confessions to God during this run.

Day 3 November 3. Warm and muggy.
Time: 9:17 Distance: 1.13   Tot Dist: 8.13 miles
Notes: Ran at 930pm. Felt like a possum.

Day 4 November 4. Dusk at a greenway.
Time: 18:21 Distance: 2.31   Tot Dist: 10.44 miles
Notes: Karate guys karateing nearby.

Day 5 November 5. Beautiful day.
Time: 0:00 Distance: 0.0   Tot Dist: 10.44 miles
Notes: Flag football and volleyball instead.

Day 6 November 6.
Time: 26.37 Distance: 3.46   Tot Dist: 13.90
Notes: Same path as day 1 and 2 but in reverse.

Day 7 November 7.
Time: 35:24 Distance: 3.69   Tot Dist: 17.59
Notes: Boring treadmill at Planet Fitness.

Day 8 November 8.
Time: 29:00 Distance: 3.32   Tot Dist: 20.91
Notes: Boring treadmill at Planet Fitness.

Day 9 November 9.
Time: 26:33 Distance: 3.45   Tot Dist: 24.36
Notes: Pretended the barking dogs were just cheering me on.

Day 10 November 10.
Time: 9:26 Distance: 1.11   Tot Dist: 25.47
Notes: Mile around the neighborhood.

Day 11 November 11.
Time: 31:40 Distance: 3.51   Tot Dist: 28.98
Notes: PF treadmill watching (10)Auburn beat (1) Georgia.

Day 12 November 12.
Time: 9:52 Distance: 1.18   Tot Dist: 30.16
Notes: Cruise speed around the neighborhood.

Day 13 November 13.
Time: 32:58 Distance: 3.26   Tot Dist: 33.42
Notes: Jogging and interneting on walk breaks on the boring treadmill.

Day 14 November 14.
Time: 13:15 Distance: 1.75   Tot Dist: 35.17
Notes: Around the neighborhood again.

Day 15 November 15.
Time: 36:00 Distance: 3.51   Tot Dist: 38.68
Notes: Treadmill with headphones…a world of difference!

Day 16 November 16.
Time: 8:29 Distance: 1.03   Tot Dist: 39.71
Notes: Low mileage preparing for Turkey Bowl.

Day 17 November 17.
Time: 0:00 Distance: 0.00   Tot Dist: 39.71
Notes: No mileage preparing for Turkey Bowl.

Day 18 November 18.
Time: 23:02 Distance: 0.98   Tot Dist: 40.69
Notes: Turkey Bowl day. Walk around dog park because of Charlie Horse to right thigh.

Day 19 November 19.
Time: 0:00 Distance: 0   Tot Dist: 40.69
Notes: right thigh still bruised and hurting.

Day 20 November 20.
Time: 43:40 Distance: 3.51   Tot Dist: 44.20
Notes: watching Monday Night Football at Planet Fitness.

Day 21 November 21.
Time: 0:00 Distance: 0   Tot Dist: 44.20
Notes: travel day, Tallahassee, FL.

Day 22 November 22.
Time: 10:00 Distance: 0.3   Tot Dist: 44.50
Notes: walking the dogs before travel day, Orlando, FL.

Day 23 November 23.
Time: 34:24 Distance: 3.69   Tot Dist: 48.19
Notes: Thanksgiving Day run with Nathan in Orlando.

Day 24 November 24.
Time: 0:00 Distance: 0   Tot Dist: 48.19
Notes: Orlando.

Day 25 November 25.
Time: 15:00 Distance: 1.0   Tot Dist: 49.19
Notes: Trail hiking in Orlando.

Day 26 November 26.
Time: 0:00 Distance: 0   Tot Dist: 49.19
Notes: Orlando.

Day 27 November 27.
Time: 0:00 Distance: 0   Tot Dist: 49.19
Notes: Orlando.

Day 28 November 28.
Time: 61:30 Distance: 5.38   Tot Dist: 54.57
Notes: Running from Enterprise Rental to home. Walking treadmill at Planet Fitness.

Day 29 November 29.
Time: 49:58 Distance: 3.76   Tot Dist: 58.33
Notes: Walking dog park and running Mill Creek greenway.

Day 30 November 30.
Time: 59:22 Distance: 4.33   Tot Dist: 62.66
Notes: Planet Fitness treadmill and dog park.

Day 31 December 1.
Time: 9:19 Distance: 1.12   Tot Dist: 63.78
Notes: Around the neighborhood.

Day 32 December 2.
Time: 7:54 Distance: 1.12   Tot Dist: 64.90
Notes: Around the neighborhood.

Day 33 December 3.
Time: 27:07 Distance: 3.53   Tot Dist: 68.43
Notes: Realizing reaching this goal is physical AND mental.

Day 34 December 4.
Time: 25:04 Distance: 3.04   Tot Dist: 71.47
Notes: around the neighborhood streets.

Day 35 December 5.
Time: 36:23 Distance: 3.1   Tot Dist: 74.57
Notes: Planet Fitness treadmill.

Day 36 December 6.
Time: 30:00 Distance: 3.15   Tot Dist: 77.72
Notes: Becoming very familiar with Planet Fitness treadmills. 18 miles short of what my daily average should be. Not sure I’ll make it to 160.

Day 37 December 7.
Time:53:32 Distance: 3.49   Tot Dist: 81.01
Notes: running and dog park walking.

Day 38 December 8.
Time: 20:53 Distance: 2.77   Tot Dist: 83.78
Notes: none

Day 39 December 9.
Time: 6:00 Distance: 0.34   Tot Dist: 84.12
Notes: walking to and from church for their Christmas concert.

Day 40 December 10.
Time: 47:07 Distance: 5.00   Tot Dist: 89.12
Notes: Back to the Planet Fitness treadmill.

Day 41 December 11.
Time: 25:22 Distance: 3.47   Tot Dist: 92.59
Notes: Music made a big difference.

Day 42 December 12.
Time: 0:00 Distance: 0.00   Tot Dist: 92.59
Notes: Ran…out of time.

Day 43 December 13.
Time: 92:10 Distance: 7.28   Tot Dist: 99.87
Notes: Dog park and treadmill, treadmill in morning and late afternoon. 14.80 miles behind where I should be on this day.

Day 44 December 14.
Time: 49:41 Distance: 4.2   Tot Dist: 104.07
Notes: treadmill.

Day 45 December 15.
Time: 58:00 Distance: 4.85   Tot Dist: 108.92
Notes: treadmill and dog park. 11.08 miles behind schedule.


The remainder of this challenge got derailed by holiday travel and catching a cold. But while on vacation I probably added another 10 miles.

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