Thursday, November 5, 2009

Almost 200

The title of this post will surely have faithful readers scratching their heads and saying, "Didn't we have a big fooferaw about Post #200 back in the summer sometime?"

To which I respond, "Yup."

This is the almost-200 miles I have run since I started keeping track in February, when I ran my first 5K race.

This morning's 5K run at 5am (a clear frosty moonlit morning) brought me up to 199.

I plan to hit the 200 mark running with some women from church this weekend. This year's Women's Retreat is this Saturday, right here in town rather than up in the wild woods, but I'm sure we'll manage a wild and wonderful time anyway.

200 miles isn't much of a total for someone like Joy's Uncle Marathon (or UncleDO or Auntie RatM either, come to think of it.) But for me, it's pretty special, particularly since I managed to start back running again after being interrupted by the red-white-&-blue-foot phenomenon this summer.

Yay, wild women!


jess wilson said...

giddy up, girlfriend!

and really? i would say fooferaw? hmm, wouldn't have thunk it.


Anonymous said...

Yay! 200 miles is definitely worth being excited about. I'm only at 226 for the year. :)

JoyMama said...

Jess - fooferaw, fooferaw, fooferaw! (Wonderful word, aint-it?)

RatM - "only" at 226, she says. Actually, if I'd recorded my January, I guess we'd be mighty close. I'm planning one more race for the year, a December one. (Can I report my best summer race for Shave Your 5K, or do I have to go with the most recent?)

Anonymous said...

Well, I'll be fooferawed! 200 miles is a LONG distance - near 1/3 across Texas.

Distance as measure of accomplishment is very useful. The benefit to your mind and body from running - immeasurable.


Anonymous said...

Here, go play with this tool and see how far you've run this year. It's pretty dramatic

mama edge said...

Mazel Tov, JoyMama. I'm inspired by you today to get on my treadmill, after a week of actually preferring leaf-raking to doing any deliberate exercise.

Bonus: f I get into good enough shape, when I finally run away from home I'll be able to really get some good distance.

datri said...

Way to go! I'm inspired.

Niksmom said...

Now that's an accomplishment to be proud of! You go, girl!

pixiemama said...

Are you kidding me? 200 miles is AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

The victory does not always go to the swiftest, but to those who keep on running.

Uncle Marathon - 24,682 miles run since 1982

JoyMama said...

Uncle Marathon:

"We are not worthy! We are not worthy!" -- Wayne's World