Archive for Benjamin Michalski’s runs

Days 183 – 193

02/14/2013 – 08:45 Garner, NC USA

Valentines Day. I plan to make a better effort at posting daily… I’m still in the game.

Miles Today: 3.00
Challenge Miles Completed: 579
Challenge Miles remaining: 516
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline – Blue/Grey
Ipod – Carolina Hurricanes Hockey v Toronto Maple Leafs

174- 182

02/03/2013 – 08:45 Garner, NC USA

Super Bowl Sunday and I am nearly halfway done. I ran with Amanda on Oak Island Saturday. We had a nice chat and she has convinced me that it is the hills that are giving me all the pain in my knees. If it could stay light out a little longer I could get to the park after work and run the flat course. I’m still alive.

Miles Today: 3.00
Challenge Miles Completed: 546
Challenge Miles remaining: 549
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline – Blue/Grey
Ipod – The Blaze Radio

Day 165 – 173

01/25/2013 – 09:11p Garner, NC USA

Today I almost gave up on the challenge. I called Amanda this morning and told her I was done. My hamstring, is killing me, my knee is no better. I couldn’t imagine going on.

I was let out work early… There was an ice strom in Raleigh today. When I got home my legs felt a little better, and the ice storm motivated me so hit the neighborhood for a run… I’m still in the game for now.

Miles Today: 3.00
Challenge Miles Completed: 519
Challenge Miles remaining: 576
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline – Blue/Grey
Ipod – MLB Podcast

Days 157 – 164

01/16/2013 – 10:43p Garner, NC USA

I feel like I’m cheating the challenge by not blogging daily, but I have not stopped running. Yet.

The knee is about the same. Still there.

Miles Today: 3.00
Challenge Miles Completed: 492
Challenge Miles remaining: 603
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline – Blue/Grey
Ipod – Hockey Podcast

Day 152-156

01/08/2013 – 9:12p Garner, NC USA

Yesterday was my birthday, and Alabama rolled The Irish in the National Championship game. I wish that it would have been a more entertaining game. Melanie planned a great little spread for the game, and some ice cream cake to top it all off.

My runs since my last post have been better. I’ve pushed it at times, but for the most part just getting out there and getting it done. I have been trying different stretches to try and cure my runners knee.

Miles Today: 3.02
Challenge Miles Completed: 468
Challenge Miles remaining: 627
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline – Blue/Grey
Ipod – Pandora Radio – Avett Brother

Days 148 – 151

01/03/2013 – 10:10p Garner, NC USA

The Challenge has become extremely difficult for me, but I am still taking it day by day, and still alive. My left knee seems to be getting worse. I have no strength when trying to entend it straight out, and it hurts throughout most the day. I think the added weight I have put on over the last month has added to the stress on my legs. My pace is as slow as ever. The best run I had was day 148, New Years Eve. I ran in Amanda’s neighborhood and was motivated to finish to get back to her house and join in on the party. That was a good run, I was excited, energized and ran a good time. I have been very close to throwing in the towell over the last week…

Miles Today: 3.01
Miles Completed: 453
Miles remaining: 642
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline – Blue/Grey
Ipod – The Blaze Radio

Day 138 – 147

12/30/2012 – 09:50p Garner, NC USA

The Holiday Season is almost over. I have been doing my runs each day, but have been awful at posting. My knee continues to really bother me, the new shoes have not been much help. I spent a good part of the day reading about runners knee and how to cure it.

Miles Today: 3.01
Miles Completed: 441
Miles remaining: 654
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline – Blue/Grey
Ipod – Rush Radio – Raleigh NC

Day 137

12/20/2012 – 11:49p Garner, NC USA

I did it. There was a short break in the rain so I headed out. Half way through the first mile it started down pouring again. The wind was so heavy I kinda just fell forward and the wind balanced me and kept me from falling. I was so surprised to run by another brave soul. He said “Glad to see I’m not the only idiot out here”, We had a bit of a laugh as we passesd eachother.

Miles Today: 3.01
Miles Completed: 413.42
Miles remaining: 684
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline – Blue/Grey
Ipod – Rush Radio – Raleigh NC

Day 136

12/20/2012 – 10:45p Garner, NC USA

Here I sit, 10:45pm. It’s raining cats and dogs and the wind howls. I have 1 hr 20 mins to complete my run for today, or I fail. Below I posted Wednesdays run, 12/19/20…. Will it be my last?

Miles Today: 3.01
Miles Completed: 410.41
Miles remaining: 687
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline – Blue/Grey
Ipod – The Blaze Radio

Day 135

12/18/2012 – 09:11p Garner, NC USA

My run sucked today, but otherwise a great day! More to come at a later date.

Miles Today: 3.01
Miles Completed: 407.40
Miles remaining: 690
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline – Blue/Grey
Ipod – The Blaze Radio