Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Calendar Conundrum

 
The Calendar, something we all use, we all have and something that we both decided to make a commitment to in 2014.
 
 
What do I mean by this? Well, in June of 2013 I participated in my first Virtual Race. I was committed to a certain amount of miles to be completed in a certain amount of time. To keep track of these miles I wrote them on the calendar. After the virtual race was over I tried to continue keeping track of my miles. Sometimes I remembered and sometimes I didn't.
So as we closed out 2013 I decided to add up all the miles ( at least the ones that I remembered to record) that I have completed between June and December. My total ended up being 316 miles. Not too bad for only six months. I believe if I would have started recording at the beginning of the year I may have been able to exceed 500 miles.

So after talking about this with my sister, we both made a commitment to start recording each and every mile on our calendars! 

Have you always recorded all your miles? If not is this something you will start doing?

( Even though I record my mileage on my Garmin, it was actually fun to add all the calendar miles up at the end of the year. Something I will look forward to doing next New Years Eve!)

~M

21 comments:

  1. Great job!! I started tracking my miles at the beginning of 2013 on excel. I like the AutoSum luxury lol!

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    1. If I remember correctly, you were trying to reach 600 miles, right?

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    2. Yup, and it would have been right around there if I hadn't started marathon training so I actually ended up with 720 miles total

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  2. I just use my runkeeper app to record my miles.

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    1. Does the Run Keeper Keep all the miles for all year long?

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  3. I'm OBSESSED with recording miles. Its probably not a good thing... but whatever. I use too many things to record my miles:

    - Google Spreadsheet (Here's the link to a template I use: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ah1Orq9uWR88dDRsVTkzaHRXM0dTRjZkaGxyYUY0dVE&usp=drive_web#gid=4)
    - DailyMile
    - Garmin Connect
    - Training Journal (http://www.believeiam.com/products/the-believe-i-am-training-journal)

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  4. I schedule my runs on a calendar but track my actual miles on DailyMile and Garmin Connect.

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  5. I'm being better about tracking my mileage now that I set a goal for myself/am training, but I just kind of haphazardly track them. I should get better...

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    1. I use to be like that too Rachel, until I started running Virtuals. That's when I really started to keep track!

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  6. I'm doing Run This Year so I submit my miles on their website. I should probably also track it independently so I can easily see it at a glance too. Thinking about checking out DailyMile. Have you ever tried it?

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    1. Nope, i've never tried DailyMile. I just learned about Run This Year today! Sounds fun!

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  7. I love tallying up my mileage! I find it to be very motivating and I keep a chart on my fridge (so I definitely don't forget to write it in...lol).

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  8. I will also be tallying up my miles this year! It would have been fun to tally them last year since I trained for 2 halves! We will see what this year brings :)

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    1. I know, I was in half marathon training all of 2013, so I wish I would have kept track of my miles since the beginning of the year!

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  9. I am obsessed with running logs, and after not being able to find the perfect one, I started making my own. I actually sell them on Etsy, which I have a link to on my blog. I also use the DailyMile.com, it's basically FB for fitness enthusiasts. :)

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    1. That's great that you made your own running log!

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  10. I count my miles using runningahead.com. Before that I used to write them down in a $1 planner from Target and count them up each month :)

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  11. I've been learning so many new sites to track mileage now! Thanks for sharing!

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