For 2005 I revived an old New Year's resolution. Back in 2000, I said I would try running 500 miles that year. It doesn't seem too hard -- an average of 10 miles a week for 50 weeks, or a little bit more than 3.3 miles three times a week. I failed in my goal that year, and I hadn't tried it until 2005.

The key is consistency. In 2004, I did a lot of running, but due to injuries, I didn't reach 500 miles. I ended at a little more than 430.

In 2005, I fell behind a little bit after the girls were born, but I did a lot of running at the end of the year and I caught up again. In total, I ran 503.75 miles in 2005.

I've included a link to Shane's running log, not because he also had a goal to run 500 miles, but just because I thought it would be nice for him to continue logging his running as well, even after the marathon.


Go to details of running log.

running distances

Go to details of running log.