17 September 2012
In October, 1990 I decided to increase my jogging habit from a dozen times a month to a daily run. In the almost twenty-two years since I have failed to run 90 times, so I have put in at least a few miles on over 7,900 days.
Today I reached a grand total of 30,004 miles over the 264 month period I have adhered to this regimen.
I have gradually increased my annual miles from 900 to over 1,800, with an annual average of 1,365 miles.
On weekdays I run in the dark before work, fastening blinking safety lights to my waist & collar and wearing reflective clothing.
On weekends I enjoy running in sunshine.
I wear New Balance brand running shoes, models 496, 497 & 498, and have managed as many as 2,900 miles on a pair of these shoes. But their average lifespan is usually shorter due to mishaps such as getting them overly soaked during a rainstorm, or falling into a creek.
*fascinating pdf record of my runs through today: 1 October, 1990 - 17 September 2012 = 30,004 miles
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