On April 6th, I made it to my first milestone, 100 miles. I published this video:
And talked about it on this blog post.
I kept running, training for a half-marathon race that I had already paid my fee to participate in. On May 31st, I made it to my second milestone, 250 miles. This was halfway. And It wasn't nearly halfway through the year either.
I published this video:
And I talked about it on this blog post.
Things never quite go as you planned. After my half marathon, I had a bit of a breakdown when it comes to my resolve for running. I went an entire month without logging a single mile. I got back to it, but as things got busy, and we moved into our new house, I missed another long period, almost another full month. I got back to it, but I found, as the end of the year approached, that I had to really hit the gas if I wanted to make it.
I struggled along, my shin splints aching the whole way, until the final few days came, and I could see that I would make it after all. And with a day to spare, I crossed the finish line.
I let it lie for the past three months, but now I have finally finished the accompanying video for the final 250 miles. It was the last piece of the process.
While I was running that last month, I used these Post-it notes to track my progress, and make sure I didn't accidentally run too few miles.
You'll recognize them as the inspiration for the graphics in the video. So, without further preamble, here's the video for miles 250-500. It may be my favorite one yet.