Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lazy is as lazy does

When I had the bright idea to start 2011 in 2011, my goal of running 2011 miles in the year 2011, I thought I'd update my status every other day colored with excruciating attention to detail.
Mile 1: I started sweating as I shuffled down the four steps from the door step leading to the driveway. I was out of breath before I turned the first corner.

Mile 2: I never knew I could move so slow and have it hurt so much. I think I might be having a minor heart attack.

Mile 3: .....
This blog hasn't turned out that way. In part it is because I've been too busy (lazy) to run every day, but also because I've been to busy (lazy) to write any blogs. So seeing as today is the 110th day of 2011, I thought I'd do a little accounting.

In 110 days I have gone on 56 runs. That means I'm on pace to run 1005.5 in 2011, not 2011 in 2011. In the immortal words of Butthead, Dude, that sucks.

Normally I like to blame things on Al Gore, but I'm going to blame my lackluster performance on travel. I have been on the road 67 of 110 days this year, not to mention the days of jet lag that followed each trip.

So if I were to excuse myself from running on days that I was on the road that would mean that I'm really only 43 days into 2011...

Yeah, I didn't really think so either. Worth a try, though.


Not that all is totally lost. When I stepped on the scale this morning I was a spritely 199.1 lbs. In the boxing world that means I've dropped from heavyweight to cruiserweight. Sorry, David Haye, I can't fight you anymore.

So I ran 5.3 miles today, bringing my total miles logged for 2011 to 256.9. With 255 days left in the year, I have 1754.1 miles to go before I reach my goal of running 2011 miles in 2011.

And all is not lost to accomplish running 2011 miles in 2011.  I just have to make sure I run every day between now and New Year's Eve and make up for the 54 days of missed runs, which equates to just 173 miles, less than one mile per day for each day left in the year.

Vegas is taking bets on whether or not I can do this (just ignore the fact that you have to trust me when I say I'm running or not).


Have Mercy! Killer Reviews said...

That's really great. I'm trying to lose some weight and get into running. I read your earlier blog about the cheeseburger. I know the feeling. I've been meat free for two weeks. Well, was...until last night, but it hasn't been about not eating meat at all as to just not eating as much meat as I had before, so I think one cheeseburger won't hurt you on occasion. ;3

Wanderlust Spoon said...

Why dont you just aim for 2011 KM instead of 2011 miles