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I WILL run across America (and then the world!)

Friday, September 07, 2012

I was reading about a person running around the world and thought...hey, I can do that!

So I looked it up. Turns out, to run around the world, I'll have to run 24,901.55 miles. At my current goal of running 10 miles a week, it will take me 47.89 years.

DEFINITELY NEED A BIGGER WEEKLY GOAL!!

And I'm working up to it. But my shorter term (though still long-term) goal is to run across America. It's a starting point!

I logged onto the Run Across America website ( exercise.lbl.gov/ ) and added in the mileage I've already gotten since July. A grand total of 41 miles...in two months! Which got me really excited, until I realized that 41 miles got me to Charles City, VA.

This is going to take a while.

But it was really cool looking back at my early "runs" and seeing how far I've come. The average run, starting off, was a 20 minute run taking me 1.5 miles. Now, my normal run is 4-5 miles in about 50-60 minutes.

PROGRESS!!

I'll make it across America in NO TIME if I keep up with my workouts and keep progressing and getting better!
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BROWNCOFIDDLER 9/7/2012 6:22PM

    What a terrific attitude you have!! You're amazing. GO FOR IT!!!!!!! Fantastic. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 9/7/2012 3:18PM

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DSHRUBS3 9/7/2012 1:53PM

    That is a really fun idea! You can totally do it in less than 47.89 years. emoticon

Have you always liked running or did you just get into it?

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OUBACHE 9/7/2012 1:28PM

    What a neat idea and great way to stay motivated! Thanks for sharing. Oh, and I know you can do it!
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IRONBLOSSOM 9/7/2012 12:06PM

    I've been thinking about doing a run across California and I love your bazinga! :-)

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FRENCHIFAL 9/7/2012 11:04AM

    I think it starts in Yorktown? That's what the map says, anyway!

The TransAmerican trail this site tracks takes a twisty-turny route, so it will be 4063 miles to make it across the U.S. -- and 737.7 miles to get out of Virginia (I hear it's a very common goal...BAZINGA!)

Seriously, though, I think making it out of Virginia by my 30th birthday is ambitious but still doable! It means running an average of 8.5 miles, three times a week, from now until March 10. I'm still at the 4-5 mile point, but 5 is easier every day and I think I'm ready to add in a 6-mile run on the weekends!

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SHARJOPAUL 9/7/2012 10:25AM

    Good attitude!
Remember you just recently started running. It takes time to build up distance and speed. You will be surprised in time you will be doing 25-30 miles a week. That should add up that milage across America a lot faster.

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KIMPY225 9/7/2012 9:40AM

    oh neat , that is pretty cool! Thank you for sharing!

Keep sparking over the weekend!
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KAYOTIC 9/7/2012 9:33AM

    And every step takes you that much closer to your goal! For point of reference, where was your starting point? emoticon emoticon

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BEAUTIFULBRIT50 9/7/2012 8:58AM

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ERICADAWN1986 9/7/2012 8:57AM

    That's such a fun idea! Thanks for the tip. I'm going to check out those websites! Anything to keep moving one foot in front of the other.

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