Since I'm not blogging frequently, I can't leave my most recent post as my most recent post for too long. Yesterday morning, at boot camp, our instructor asked if I track how many miles I've run. I said I probably could, but I started running pre-GPS watches, so it would involve going back to old paper training logs. Then he asked if I knew how many miles I've raced. That's easy, since I've kept a race results spreadsheet for a long time.
A few of my recent races don't have exact times or dates, but that's because I've been too lazy to look up the official dates and my times, but I have the race name and distance there.
So I looked it up this morning. Starting with my first grown-up road race in 2003 (I know I did a couple in college and law school, but those don't count since I didn't keep running consistently after them)...
I'm just over 200 road races to date, and just over 2,000 miles raced (2028.5 by my count).
Well, I suppose "raced" is a stretch, since some were run with friends, or just for fun, sometimes I did a race just to get in a training run without worrying about the logistics, etc.
Still kind of cool to look at that. That's basically Chicago to Seattle. Or Dallas to Portland. I thought it would be super cool if it worked out to be Dallas to Boston, but I passed Boston a few hundred miles ago -- that's kind of ironic in its own way. If I'd totaled up my numbers when I was in my BQ phase, maybe it would have totaled Dallas to Boston. But I passed Boston and kept going -- but slower lately. Oh well, no complaints.