2,667 miles in 2016

Before the end of 2015 my friend Jorge tagged me on a Facebook post challenging me to do a “Running Challenge” in 2016. All I had to do was create a meme committing to running three miles per ‘LIKE’ that I got on the meme. I jumped onto the challenge for a couple reasons — 1, I like a good challenge and, 2, why not?

I had already set my running goal for 1200-1400 miles. Which is what it usually is every year. And, quite honestly, I didn’t expect to gather that many ‘LIKES’ on my post. I was thinking — 200 to 300 tops. If that?

That would give me 600-900 miles off the social media likes — then my additionally miles for my yearly goal.

But, yeah, that’s not exactly how it played out. I got 300 likes within three hours — and it just kept growing from there. And, by 11:59pm last night — it reached 889 likes.

Which would gave me 2,667 miles for 2016.

Basically that’s —

7.29 miles a day.
51 miles a week.
204 miles a month.

That’s a lot of running.

Realistically, I know that my body can’t do that much running. Especially right now as I try to balance my thyroid and testosterone. But, at the same time — I want to be a man of my word. So what do I do?

After talking to a few of my friends and counseling with the big man upstairs I decided to count not just my running miles towards this goal, but I am going to also count my walking miles — and if for any chance I get on a bike this year — those miles too.

Basically, I am going to go off of my FitBit miles.

Fair enough, right?

Plus, I really think it could be a good challenge. Not only would that keep me running, but I’ll also have to be actively moving throughout the year to reach the goal.

I really love the challenge. It should keep me going.

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Mileage Breakdown

January

Running Miles — 18.35 miles
Race Miles — 19.3 miles
Walking Miles — 127.97 miles
TOTAL MILES — 165.62 miles
Races in January — New Year’s Revolution Run & Frigid 5K

February

Running Miles — 13.5 miles
Race Miles — 3.1 miles
Walking Miles — 111.26 miles
TOTAL MILES — 127.86 miles
Races in February — Sweetheart 5K

March

Running Miles — 31.85 miles
Race Miles — 16.2 miles
Walking Miles — 134.07 miles
TOTAL MILES — 182.12 miles
Races in February — March Madness Half Marathon & Eggs Legs 5K

April

Running Miles — 46.9 miles
Race Miles — 0.0 miles
Walking Miles — 154.5 miles

May

Running Miles — 12.95 miles
Race Miles — 39.3 miles
Walking Miles — 164.64 miles
Races in May — Provo City Half Marathon, Ogden Half Marathon & Alpine Classic Half

June

Running Miles — 36.4 miles
Race Miles — 43.3 miles
Walking Miles — 131.18 miles
Races in June — Drop 13 Half Marathon, Wasatch Ragnar Relay & AF Canyon Run Against Cancer

July

Running Miles — 19.65 miles
Race Miles — 68.6 miles
Walking Miles — 108.66 miles
Races in July — 13 Miles of Freedom Half Marathon, Utah Midnight Run, Handcart Days Half Marathon, Deseret News Half Marathon & Timp Half

August

Running Miles — 59.55 miles
Race Miles — 16.2 miles
Walking Miles — 114.97 miles
Races in August — Beat the Heat 5K & Run Elevated Half Marathon

September

Running Miles — 11.5 miles
Race Miles — 55.5 miles
Walking Miles — 118.49 miles
Races in September — AIIA 5K, Revel Big Cottonwood Marathon & Huntsville Marathon.

October

Running Miles — 20.0 miles
Race Miles — 94.38 miles
Walking Miles — 79.11 miles
Races in October — St. George Marathon, Red Rock Relay — Park City, Frightmares Lagoon 5K, Pony Express Trail 50 Miler & Provo Haunted Half

November

Running Miles — 3.7 miles
Race Miles — 312.0 miles
Walking Miles — 102.71 miles
Races in November — Antelope Island Classic 50K

December

Running Miles — 45.15 miles
Race Miles — 20.5 miles
Walking Miles — 124.87 miles
Races in December — New Year’s Run Revolution

Total 2016 Miles

RUNNING MILES

305.8 miles

RACE MILES

420.55 miles

WALKING MILES

1526.73 miles

TOTAL MILES TO DATE

2253.08 miles

MILES LEFT FROM GOAL

413.92 miles

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