Hey. How are things? Yeah? Me too. I stopped taking pain killers today. So if in the last two and one-half weeks you haven't received any bizarre, rambling voice mails from me, consider yourself fortunate. I have a history of making strange calls while under the influence of prescription medication. After I had wisdom teeth pulled a while back I made a call to my team at work. Really bad idea, though they enjoyed it for a very long time... :)
Thanks for all the encouragement. It is very meaningful to me.
The back is recovering slowly. I am up and moving about. I am mostly standing up straight now, and the "crooked little man"-nomer which I had aptly picked up earlier, mostly doesn't apply anymore. There has been no running yet due to the pain and such, but it has crossed my mind a few times.
I finally updated the spreadsheet. That was a hard thing to do. It reminded me why I do/did this running thing. Why? Because I like to accomplish things. On rare occasions I have actually enjoyed the running. But mostly, I like putting numbers in my spreadsheet. I like moving the bar graph. I like making check marks next to things like, ran a marathon - check, ran 800 miles in a year - check, ran every day for a 670 days - check, ran an ultramarathon - ?
My thoughts are still percolating on what to do next and when. Thanks for the suggestions. I hope this blog post finds you pursuing, and doing, and achieving, whatever those goals you have are. Reading your blogs it sounds like many of you are doing just that. Grats.
Final Streak Stats:
# of days in a row of running at least one continuous mile: 670
Total mileage: 1514.71 miles
Total time: Eleven days, twenty hours, forty-five minutes, and forty-five seconds. (17085:45 minutes, if my math is correct...)
Average run: 2.2071 miles, in 25 minutes and 15 seconds, 11:27 mins/mile pace.
Longest run: 26.2 miles in 5:13:38
Countries run in: USA, Kenya, England
States run in: California, Nevada, Montana, Colorado, Washington D.C.?!?, Florida, Oregon
Times I ran with my shorts on backwards: more than I care to admit
Times I ran in dress shoes because I forgot running shoes: >10
Times I had to drop "the Double D" on the side of the road during a run: yeah...about that...
Times I waited until 11:40 pm or later to start my run for the day: Innumerable
God is Good to me.
Moving on...more running to come...