Thursday, September 11, 2008

46 Miles for 46 Years

Tomorrow I celebrate my 46th birthday. Since I don't have the endurance to run 46 miles on my birthday, I am attempting to run:

4.6 miles on my birthday
46 km on my birthday weekend
46 miles my birthday week

My schedule:

Mon - 4 miles (done! 4.2 miles)
Tues - 5 miles (done! 5.16 miles)
Wed - 8 miles (done! 7.9 miles - was a little ahead so stopped before 8)
Thurs - Rest day (done, thank goodness! I ran Sat (6 miles) and Sun (12 miles) last weekend so after 5 days straight running I was ready for a rest day!)
Fri (B-day) - 4.6 miles (done! 4.6 continuous non-stop!)
Sat - 5.4 miles (done! 5.4 even after birthday celebration the night before)
Sun - 19 miles (maybe I will run 1 more to grow first really big run leading up to San Antonio)(done! See details in next blog post. Did 0.1 extra - didn't have it in the tank to do 20...but I completed my 46 for 46!)

It was the coming of my 40th birthday that started my running. In honor of my 40th birthday, I ran my very first 5K. So I guess you could say I am celebrating 6 years of running as well as 46 revolutions around the sun.

And what an adventure it has been! Thanks for sharing it with me.

I will let you know how it ends up!


Maddy said...

Happy Birthday to you!

What a great goal (and birthday present) you are well on your way!

You are incredible!

ShirleyPerly said...

Happy Birthday!!

What a fun, creative way to celebrate it. Have fun!

Road Warrior said...

What a great idea, Chris. Happy Birthday and have a great week o' running!

PLANET3RRY said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Alisa said...

great goals! I hope I'm still going as string as you at 46. Way to go!

Petraruns said...

Happy birthday! And what great achievements to have by 46 - and great goals as well!

Susan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am impressed with you and all of your stats. Like Maddy sais, you're incredible!

Running Knitter said...

Happy happy birthday!

Love the mileage to celebrate.

Rural Runner E said...

Congrats on 46 years.
Good luck on the runs.
Sounds like a great way to celebrate.

IrishBlue said...

Happy Birthday Chris! Congrats on your run. More importantly, congrats on sticking with it for 6 years! I would say you are a lifer now.