In the last 500 posts, I’ve…
- run more than 2200 miles
- finished 2 marathons
- run 5 half marathons and 1 17.75K
- run 4 10 milers, 1 12k, multiple 10Ks, 1 quarter marathon, one 4 miler, and numerous 5Ks.
- raced in 10 states
- PR’d at pretty much every distance
- run 6 barefoot miles (cumulative), including one on pavement
- biked 4 miles ;o)
- volunteered at many races
- run quite a few virtual races
- won some neat stuff
- given away a few things
- met several RBFs
- and, amazingly, suffered 0 injuries
It’s been an amazing 2+ years and it’s hard to believe I’m already a fifth of the way towards my 50 state goal. We are having an incredibly hot summer this year, so I’ve canned any speed and distance goals for the time being. I’ll run when time and weather allow and do speed work when I can.
I had a lovely run on Monday with AJH. We only did a little over three miles, because of the heat and my crazy life. I had a great time chatting with her and I totally stole this picture from her blog. After we ran, I ran back to my car and then hit the treadmill at home for a quick barefoot mile. I’m still taking it really slowly as far as mileage goes, but I’ve been able to increase my running speed and knocked that mile out in under 9:30. The achilles issue that popped up after the longer barefoot run has subsided, so hopefully keeping the mileage low will keep me uninjured.
Tomorrow’s run will likely be on the treadmill. The heat here is unbearable and the air quality sucks. Fun, fun.
Stay tuned for a giveaway starting Friday to celebrate my 500 posts. Here’s a hint: it’s something that will help you out in the summer…
41 thoughts on “A lot has happened in 500 posts…”
Congratulations on 500 posts! Your blog is always fun to read and I always look forward to new posts in my reader from you! I will stay tuned for the summer giveaway, from your hint, sounds like your giving away an in-ground pool? (please) 🙂 Look forward to the 1000th post!
An in-ground pool? I'm in on it! Congrats on so many posts and so many milestones along the way. I think it's really awesome that you have remained uninjured–keep it up.
Congrats on 500 posts!! Wow! Totally curious about the giveaway :)Here's to 500 more (raising my beer glass to you)…cheers!
Hello! I'm a new reader and can't wait to see what's ahead…sounds like you've definitely done a lot over the last 500 posts!
Congrats on the post milestone! Your clue suggests you'll be giving away a palm frond-waving cabana boy. I'm IN!! 😉
Congrats on such a HUGE milestone! I always love following your journey and will continue lurking around here!
wow! 500 is a ton of posts!!! I cannot believe the weather it is crazzzzzyyy hot!
Congrats on 500! You have accomplished so much and I LOVE that it was done injury free! Super lucky you got to meet up with AJH! And the giveaway. Is it a babysitter? Because I could really use one of those this summer!
Congrats on 500 posts! Good luck with running in the heat.
That's a list to be proud of, congrats on 500 and all that went on in between!How fun that you got to run with AJH!!
Wow, it sure has been an incredible couple of years! I love that you have run more barefoot miles than you have biked.
Congrats on #500!
Congrats on 500 – it sounds like you need to spend the summer knocking off states like North Dakota and Maine 🙂
congrats on zero injuries – that's my fave out of 500 posts!!!nice to meet you briefly this morning!! sorry about my disheveled appearance 🙂
p.s. I am totally signing up for whatever craziness you want if an in-ground pool is the giveaway. 🙂
Wow! You've done a lot over those 500 posts! Congrats! I'm intrigued by the giveaway – can't wait to find out what it could be!!!
WOW!! Congratulations!! I love your blog. You are very inspiring and your blogs are so funny. I love your sassy and spunky tone. I am new to the blogging world. Only been here a little over a month but I already feel the "community" of jogging mothers and It has helped me tremendouly in the motivation dept. Way to go.
congrats to 500;-) that's fabu!and can't wait to win a new pool! wow;-)
Congrats on the 500 posts! I had no idea you had done so many! It was fun to meet you. I have to say when I got back to VT on Tuesday and it was very cool I kept exclaiming over how much I love it here! I hope it shows you it's best when you race here!
Congrats on all of your acomplishments! I'm looking forward to following more of your story and meeting you when you run a race in Michigan:)
Congrats on 500 posts! You've done a lot in that time. 🙂
You have been one busy lady!!! Congrats on your accomplishments! Very inspiring you are :)Yay for giveaways 🙂
wow, you've accomplished so much in 500 posts! congrats!
Congrats on 500 posts! So much has happened! Congrats on all you've done and staying injury free. Looking forward to the next 500!
That is a really impressive list! It must be so satisfying to write all of that out 🙂 best wishes for the next 500…
Congratulations on 500 posts. You have had an incredible 2 years. I love your blog and I am looking forward to 500 more posts.
Congrats on your 500! When you make it to Arkansas we'll have to meet up.
Congratulations! And the fact that you've been uninjured this whole time is absolutely AWESOME 🙂
You have a ton to be proud of! You have accomplished so much over the past two years:) I think it is only to get better for you as the years roll on! There is so much more adventure and fun times waiting for you in the future:) Congrats on the 500th post!How very cool to have a bloggy meet up with ajh:) I am glad that you enjoyed your run!
Wow! 500 posts! That's great! I agree, heat + speed= no way! Nice picture, btw : )
Well, I thought 500 posts was an accomplishment until I read the rest of your list – WOW! Cheers to 500 more!
Congrats on your 500!You're doing really well on your 50 state goal in a relatively short amount of time!
Yeah, tomorrow I'm going running along the Georgetown waterfront in the evening. I'm craving a treadmill run hardcore though. It's just so hot here outside!I'm pretty terrible at getting up for early morning runs, but maybe I'll have to start doing that. Sigh.
500 posts, awesome!!! You've come so far in those 500 posts, excellent work! Looking forward to your continued journey…another 500!
Congrats on the 500 posts and amazing list of accomplishments!Awesome that you were able to meet AJH!
You are inspiring me to run barefoot!! and Congrats on the 500 post!!
Congrats on 500 posts! I've loved reading them all and can't wait for more!
Happy 500! Here's to 500 more! (And 2200 more miles, why not?)
Congrats on 500!!! I hope to be like you one day!And so very cool you got to run AJH – that pic is awesome!The heat is a nasty, nasty thing! I have been doing the dreadmill, too! I'm very afraid of July!
Here's to 500 more!