Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Two Helpers in the Mileage Quest

Over the past month two things have entered my life that have helped me log more miles.

1. Treadmill
My husband asked me what I wanted for Valentine's Day and this is what came to mind. I can't express how many times I've wanted to go for a run and been unable to because it wasn't conducive for little man to go out with me. Too late, too cold, too rainy...the list goes on and on. I've done the treadmill thing before without much love, but that was the better part of a decade ago and I wasn't so desperate to get moving. The treadmill has taken residence in our guest room and since it's arrival I've been able to run more than I have in a long while. I'm a huge fan of numbers, so I could easily be amused watching myself burn Calories, but instead I've been watching movies while running. Two things I love doing at once? Winning!

2. Daily mile
This is a facebook-like site for runners where you can share and comment on your friends workouts. A high school teammate told me about it and I'm hooked to it so much more than facebook. It's so much fun. I get to "train" with old teammates all over the country! People actually notice when I workout and notice my improvement! I'm running more because I know others are watching! Winning!

On a side note, I submitted my request for the 2011 Peachtree Road Race lottery. I hope I get in. I submitted my 2010 time and already know I want to go under an hour if I am selected for the race. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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