Switching from long runs to long bike rides, I knew I'd be seeing some numbers that I'd never seen before and might never see again, so I started paying attention to my weekly mileage. I was so excited, I even shared it on Facebook.
Looking at the last four weeks, you can see why these numbers were a bit surprising to me.
So, from one week to the next, I added over 100 miles. Normal. In my defense, I only count outdoor miles, so while I spent a lot of time this winter riding the bike trainer, it didn't give me any miles towards my weekly total. I felt guilty just making up a random number somewhat loosely based on time and counting it like I'd actually ridden that far.
Also, my long ride in the 40 mile week was postponed and became part of the 142 mile week. Official reason: thunderstorms. Secret reason: hangover.
The reason I bring this up is because it's one of the first times I've actually paid attention to how many miles I run/bike/swim per week. I know a lot of people use weekly mileage to train and set goals to hit a certain number, but that idea just never caught on for me. I don't have a clue how many miles per week I ran before I joined Daily Mile, and even now, other than seeing the weekly email updates that summarize your previous week, I never really check on it.
Since I don't have much to talk about in the way of exercise (8.5 mile run on Monday, 9:22 average pace, screwed around all day and didn't get started until 3pm), I'll share some other popular trends that I can't seem to get on board with.
Basically the only time I log on to Pinterest is when I'm writing a blog post and I have no pictures, so I find a random one that seems funny enough to include. I'm not adverse to spending hours wasting time on the internet (on the contrary, I am 110% for it), so I'm not sure why this hasn't sucked me in.
|Totally done this|
In fact, my husband is watching one of the movies as I write this, and the characters are on the beach or something. I thought they were supposed to be in a castle in wizardland? Does England even have beaches? Or, does the book even take place in England, or do the actors just all have English accents? So many questions. Anyway, I saw the first movie as a freshman in college when my sister came to visit for siblings weekend. I tried to read the first book. Couldn't get in to it. I tried to listen to it on audiobook on a trip to NY. I fell asleep. It's not for lack of trying. Vampires, werewolves, tracker jackers, muttations, bring it on young adult literature! But I draw the line at wizards. And while we're on that topic, Lord of the Rings didn't do it for me either. I saw all three movies with my ex boyfriend. Thank God I'm married now and don't have to do that type of crap anymore.
|Some humor both fans and nonfans can enjoy|
I don't bring these things up to be all "look at me, I'm too cool for school, I look down upon anything that is popular with the pathetic masses". I think my obsessions such as The Hunger Games, my iPhone, pay by the ounce frozen yogurt, etc, show that I am perfectly content going along with any sort of pop culture phenomenon. I'm such a diligent little sheep following along with current trends that these exceptions just kind of confuse me.
What popular trend just doesn't excite you like it does everybody else?
Do you think it makes you cooler if you brag about how you don't know what it is on Facebook? A lot of people seemed to think that was the case with The Hunger Games.