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Thursday, 9 December 2010

Three Thousand Thursday

No, don’t worry; I’m not going to bore you with 3000 facts of my life! Haha, now that would be something!

I reached my goal of 3000km (1864 miles) for 2010 during my run this morning. Usually this won’t faze me much, but since I’ve become a member of Blogland I started taking note of distances in miles a bit more.

So for all you lovely mile people out there I will put the 2000 mile goal out there and maybe even the 2010 miles for 2010 goal…only for you…

If I stick to my December plan 100% from now to 31Dec I should finish the year on 2028 miles. We’ll see. It is the holiday season, it is summer, it is rain season and that means heavy thunder storms with lots of lightning in Johannesburg. I love running in the rain and don’t skip runs for rain, but lightning is a different story. Let’s see what the rest of the year brings.

Happy running!

43 comments:

Char said...

You can't wimp out on the runs just because of a little rain. You can, however wimp out if there's thunder and lightening. They're some pretty impressive numbers that you've run.

Teamarcia said...

Great 3000 Johann! Congrats! Can you send some summer my way? I'll even take a little lightning with it if I have to.

Anne said...

Congrats Johann...you are my mileage hero :) :)

Ewa said...

Congratulations. I like the km number better than mi number, don't you?
So what is your km goal for 2011?

And I would love to hear 3000 things about you.

ERG said...

You can do 3000K!! What a great blog you have here. :) I haven't got the ultra bug yet- but someday maybe.
My gola last year was to run 1500 miles- this year I am over 2000. I decided not to post my mileage on facebook this year. ha! I think it was starting to bug some friends. =D

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Wow 3k!!!!! That is amazing

Laura said...

Holy...3000km?! you are amazing...

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Wil Travel said...

2010 ten miles? You've totally got that!

Lauren said...

That is an amazing amount of miles! Wow. Congratulations

Ewa said...

Johann, just saw your comment about future goals. I so totally agree with you. CRAZY in a wonderful way though.
Good luck. I'll be watching.

chris mcpeake said...

congrats. That is awesome. Its great when you are able to hit those goals that you set almost a year earlier

Adrienne said...

I want to hear 3000 things about Johann. And thanks for converting the kilometers into miles for me. I appreciate it. Awesome goals.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

3oooK is amazing, I wonder what the percentage of training versus racing you end up with.

One Crazy Penguin said...

Congrats on hitting 3000!

Tim Wilson said...

Congrats on the 3,000! and good luck with the 2010!

I will be lucky to get much past 1,300 this year..... but next year!

misszippy said...

You are a mileage stud! I am quite sure you'll get your 2,008 (or 10) by year's end. Way to go.

The Turtle said...

That's an amazing amount of mileage. Congrats on all the hard work you did to get that done.

Cindy said...

Great Goal, I know you'll do it...and probably up hill :)

ajh said...

Good luck on reaching that goal! I am completely with you on the lightning. It's the only thing that keeps me inside.

I hope you do your five favorite runs. I would love to see them.

Jon said...

Nice going! Keep it up! I am sure you will hit the 2010 mark.

What is the highest you have ever ran in a year during your illustrious running career?

Jamie said...

Congrats! And good luck with the new goal!

Meg said...

Wow, huge mileage. Nice work, you are SO motivated! Good luck with your goal!

Laurie said...

Wow, I don't think I've run that far in two years, let alone one. I am too lazy to really keep track though!

Staci said...

That is an amazing amount of mileage, congrats. You have also taken part in amazing races since I've started following your blog. I ran in the rain last night and loved it. We were running near a golf course so we listen to hear their siren and then we know we gotta get off the road because of the lightening. Enjoy your weekend.

Jennifer said...

Yikes that is huge! Good for you and pretty much without any major injuries if I remember correctly. Cheers!

Jill said...

That's wild - last year I ran 1825 miles - only one more than you, but you still have a 3 more weeks to surpass me and I'm certain you can get in 1 mile in that time :). WAY TO GO!! I made the stupid goal of running 2010 miles for 2010...stupid heel didn't let me get close. Oh well, there's next year, right? Maybe we'll do 2011 together :).

Happy weekend, Johann!!

Giorgio said...

Congrats on reaching your 3000 km Johann! You've imagined yourself being strong and finishing strong (mental imagery).

Have a nice weekend!

Julie said...

Holy cow!! That is some amazing miles Johann! You are a running machine:)

Have a great weekende!

Christina said...

Holy moly batman...that's a lot of miles.

ultra collie said...

i like 2010 in 2010. neat and memorable. nice one johann

Molly said...

you can totally do that! Lightning aside....good luck!

Tara said...

3000Km is amazing; great job! 2028 is an even more impressive of a number, you can do it!!!

Just watch out for that lightning. Ouch! :)

Andy Bowen said...

Fantastic effort Johann.
Sp does this mean you'll be raising the bar and going for 2011miles next year!!!

Holly Vipond said...

congrats on the 3000!! that is impressive. I'm "only" at 1413 miles right now (2274km), lol.

Sherri said...

Awesome goal congratulations!!!!
I think I would enjoy reading 3000 things from you!

Amy said...

Wow! Awesome - congratulations!!

HappyTrails said...

WOW - that's a lot of running. The KM's are fine - forces me to do some math in my head while reading your posts!! Have a great week Johann!

Thomas said...

Johann, Ya gonna Eat Lightning and
Crap Thunder [mimicking Mickey in Rocky]. You can totally do it!

Andrew Opala said...

awesome totals

I bet it's getting hot now ...

Jerry S said...

Late for the party Johann but great totals for the year, well done.

Black Knight said...

You are very kind to run 2010 miles for us. It is a honour. Thank you!!! What can we do for you now?
No joking now: you ran a lot of miles and you are a clever long (but very long) distance runner, congrats.

LMC said...

Well done, 3000km is great and not surprising since you are so motivated to run! I'm sure you'll make the 2010 mark.

BTW, I just read your Sani Stagger report (sorry, I'm so late). That was incredible, beautiful and you're amazing for doing it all! Congrats!

The Green Girl said...

Whoo hoo! Congratulations, Johann! Even with your downtime, you managed to rock it!