Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mileage

As I am approaching a big birthday I am thinking about the mileage. I wonder how many miles I have traversed on foot walking through grocery stores, before my marriage I walked through countless airports for my job and then through the streets of France during my mission. I walked to elementary school every single day, rain or shine. I walked to and from Jr. High almost everyday - it was a little over a mile away from our home. For the last 10 years I have woken up early almost every week day to walk 2 - 3 miles. My walking partners have changed but I have loved the walking.


I've never been a runner. I bet I haven't run 1/100th of the miles I have walked but this weekend I will participate in a 4.2 mile charity run. I don't think that I will be able to run the whole thing but I am going to run as much as I can. I did a trial run on Monday and I still can't walk well - I am very sore. But those 4.2 miles will be mileage I will add to my belt with pride.


I know I accrue a lot of mileage in the car. I make countless trips to schools, games, orthodontist/pediatrician/dentist/optometrist's offices, scouts, grocery stores each month. Miles, miles, miles. My suburban recently turned over an impressive number of miles and I took a picture

How are you racking up miles?

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Good for you doing the Pat tillman run! Travis wanted to do that! I am horrible @ running! I dont understand how people run... I have been walking every morning, and i walk one circle and then run the other one, and I feel like I am a chain smoker old lady. I am so out of breath, and my lungs just hurt! Not to mention my butt just jiggles all the way up my back!! HA, ha...

jt said...

Good luck in the run !! I think my car has that many or more miles too. What if we had a counter on things like how many diapers we've changed, dishwashers emptied, loads of laundry etc. ?

One Sassy Mama said...

Good luck on your run! You are fabulocity to me. Love the picture.

sarinahbrooks said...

Wow - some miles. This week, my van hit 111,111 and Austin noticed and pointed it out. Thought provoking post.

anniegrams said...

How did the run go? I am so proud of you!!! :) xoxo DeAnn

Shauna said...

Hope you have a blessed and beautiful weekend!
♥ HUGS ♥

Julie said...

Okay, what's the deal? You went over a month without posting!! I miss your blog!!