Friday, April 27, 2007

Let the Band Play

I made it!

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Since early January of this year I have run over 329 miles on an elliptical trainer, the distance from my present home in Chilliwack to my childhood home of Prince George. Yes, yes, I know that the silly ticker at the top of my blog says I still have 1.6 miles to go. That's because it isn't registering the fact that I've actually run PAST the required distance. I'll have to either take it down or change the destination and keep right on running. What do you think? Should I just keep right on going to...to...to....hmmmm.....how about to Prince Rupert?

12 comments:

Paula said...

Congratulations! And I say "Keep on truckin'!

Anonymous said...

Keep on running. I think doing it on an elliptical is amazing. I can't imagine the speed you achieve, because I know what I can do. It's a lot less. So congratulations.
Gillian

Marlene said...

Well I was running for months before Paula, and I'll keep on running regardless, but I was just wondering if I should keep the ticker up and try for another "faux" destination.

I have to huff and puff like a steam engine Gillian, and I'm soaked with sweat when I'm done. It's not easy but it feels great to stick with something over such a long period of time.

AlisonH said...

Cool! Congratulations!!!

Romi said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Leisel said...

Congratulations!

I wish my elliptical would tell me how much distance I'd covered. I think it would be a great incentive to be heading somewhere.

Shelly said...

If you run to Prince Rupert, make sure you bring your knitting so you can join our group on Wednesday night ;)

Sharon in Surrey said...

So . . . what's next??? Canada? The World?? Actually, I think it was a great way to keep yourself motivated! Good for you!!! I'm afraid I'd still be in Spuzzum . . .

Marlene said...

I don't think I'll be there by this Wednesday Shelly, but maybe I could be there before next fall. I haven't checked the actual distance yet.

Having a destination has been great incentive Leisel, but I won't be setting an actual goal date again. I found that to be a little deflating. When I didn't make my original date I felt somewhat defeated even though I had already achieved a LOT. I had to talk myself out of feeling I had somehow failed.

The main goal of course is to get, and stay, in shape, and that kind of motivation doesn't require a destination. My eldest daughter bought some stickers for me to put on my calendar for each day that I work out. That can be a visual reminder of the need to work out regularly too.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Marlene, welcome back to PG!! Too bad you weren't really here and had a certain little baby in your travel packsack!
Anne

Maggie Ann said...

Sounds good to me. I'd keep the ticker up...its an incentive..=) Congratulations on reaching your goal and then some!

PJ said...

Personally, I like the ticker...even though since the move I've done ZERO miles...it somehow sticks in my mind. one day. Congratulations on your goal! Keep it up!