Posted by: Drew | April 15, 2008

You’re going how far?!?

I have no idea.  But occasionally I’m going to put up a visual representation of my 2008 mileage.  I mentioned in my last post that I was going to steal the idea from Guinness74 over at Conspiracy of Happiness, and now I’m following through.  I don’t have a goal destination in mind like he did, but rather I’m just going to see how far I go in the year.  I decided that since I live relatively close to Interstate 70, I would just (virtually) run West on I-70 and see where I ended up.

After 111 miles in 105 days, here is where I’m “at” right now.

I started near my house on January 1st, and now after my run last night I’m just outside of Jacksonburg, IN.  I’m guessing the towns and cities will start passing quickly as my training ramps up.

Today’s fun fact: Jacksonburg is an unincorporated town in Eastern Indiana.  Just east of Jacksonburg is Martindale Pond, a 15-acre borrow pit that contains an abnormally large (percentage-wise) population of bluegill.



  1. I like the “Fun Fact” idea. Maybe I’ll incorporate that when I’m back to running. Here’s to running to the West Coast!

    The ankle is healing nicely. I’m hoping to get back on a treadmill for some fast walking/possible light jog next week sometime.

  2. If I have no time limit, the West Coast is in the bag! If I get to Denver (1200+ miles) by Christmas it’s been an extremely good year.

    Glad to hear things are healing well. Do you have any races you’re thinking about for late ’08, or is staying injury free priority one?

  3. Well, the in-laws are taking us to Italy in May, so I just want to be able to walk comfortably for that.

    I was thinking of a half-marathon in Philly later this year, but I think I’ll bag it and ease into training for a half-marathon early next year.

    Also, I think I may be ready for a full marathon sometime within the next 18-24 months. We’ll see about that one. I’m not as young as I used to be.

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