I have a few more days left in the month of September so I’ll save my September perspective for next week but I had to write something today because I hit 700 miles! Its pretty crazy that I’m still on track. I feel mostly great physically and I think getting so close now to my goal of 1,000 miles is only going to drive me even harder until the end of the year. Its still a bit unbelievable to me that after 6 months this year, I was at 345 miles. And now, a little less than 3 months later, I’ve already done 355 more miles. I’ve more than doubled my mileage in a little less than half the time. I feel like I’ve done it intelligently too. I’ve build up mileage week by week. I’ve had a good base from years of running now. I watch my nutrition and listen to my body pretty well. So I’ve really done this the right way. After my 17 mile run Saturday (planned run…been having trouble with hitting the 17 mile mark for a few weeks now for various reasons) I will have 283 miles to run in 3 months. I can do it!
In other news I got my RoadID Elite this week. I’ve seen ads for them over the last couple years in lots of the race packets I get and about a month ago a bunch of my tri friends were all wearing one. I thought about it but didn’t really think I needed one. Then a couple weeks ago I was running in Massachusetts and I was in the middle of nowhere. I did a couple runs like that and it was on a busy, country high way. It was actually a little dangerous. Enough so that the last day I just did the treadmill. Then last week in Knoxville I was running on some new greenways I found but with the sun coming up later and later right now, doing a 6am run in the woods by myself probably wasn’t the smartest thing I could do. So I did it twice and then the third time ran on a road with sidewalks. (My plan to live forever is being put in jeopardy by my quest for fitness…)
So I finally ordered a RoadID. I figure this way at least people will know if I’m in the hospital in some remote part of the country or even in another country. I really wanted to put Mens sana in corpe sano (A sound mind in a sound body) on it but of course that was one character too many. I went with Carpe Diem and got a little 26.2 badge to put on it. If I complete Ironman Florida next year then I’ll add the 140.6. I like the elite since it has a rubber wrist band rather than cloth. It’ll stay much cleaner!