Running …

… because I can … because it's fun … because it's healthy … just BECAUSE.

1,001 push-ups; 100 miles

For once, I don’t need Leap Day or a “normal” length month to hit a few milestones in February.

On my short run yesterday I hit 100 running miles for the month. It’s the earliest I’ve ever hit triple digits in a calendar year, and only the second time hitting 100 miles in a month in the first half of a year. The other time was April 2010.

What’s important to me is these have been high quality miles, as well as miles experimenting with different shoes and getting a dose of every type of weather condition possible. I didn’t even realize I was going to hit 100 miles for the month until I added my mileage up mid-week last week.

Another number-related milestone is passing 1,000 push-ups for the month. I’m redoing some of week 5 after struggling a bit at the end of last week, but all in all I continue to be happy with my progress in the 100 push-ups program. In addition to feeling stronger, I can see a difference in my arms.

My goal isn’t to get huge arms, but I do like the more toned look. I also like how it’s┬ábenefiting┬ámy running — it’s tough to explain, but I know that it’s helping.

Category: Training
  • Steve (Twitter: @SteveGrayFTW) says:

    Gonna bounce quarters off your pecs at Fitbloggin. Consider yourself warned.

    February 27, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    • David H. (Twitter: @RunningBecause) says:

      I know you're being funny, but being a speaker at Fitbloggin' ismotivating me to get into better overall shape and not just focusingon running. Now I just have to eat better and keep working at it thissummer.

      February 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm
  • Bodyworks Sports says:

    Congrats on the numbers!

    February 28, 2012 at 3:48 am
  • Steena says:

    I have the opposite feeling about February's lack of days, if there was just ONE more day to the month I would have had a 100 mile month.
    Awesome job on the push ups!

    February 28, 2012 at 7:32 am
    • David H. (Twitter: @RunningBecause) says:

      I've had too many “what could have been” Februarys. I never intendedto set mileage marks this month, but it feels good to do it. Bigpicture, though, it's just part of my continuous effort to getstronger and faster — the mileage milestone is just a bonus.

      February 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm
  • Scott (Twitter: @irunnerblog) says:

    Dude, nice numbers, way to go!

    February 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm

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