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500 miles run

Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  November 14, 2013 06:50 AM

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Major milestone today, kids: With my 3-mile pace-pusher this morning, I hit the 500 mile mark.

That means I've run 500 miles this year. I'm pretty pumped about that.


To celebrate, I'm doing another round of "Elizabeth by the numbers," because, well, I'm a nerd at heart and data makes me happy.

So without any ado at all, let's get to the stats.

  • 500 miles run
  • 9 races
  • 2 pair of Vibrams
  • 80 pounds lost
  • 18250 push-ups done
  • 730 cups of black coffee consumed
  • 4 training plans
  • 26 tech running shirts
  • 12 pair of spandex running shorts
  • 3 hydration belts
  • 36 packs of GU consumed during races (about 3 per race)
  • Average 5k pace a year ago: 11:36/mile
  • Average 5K pace now: 8:50/mile
  • Number of times I've tweeted #amazeballs: 574

Amount of fun I'm having? Immeasurable.

Here's to more miles with friends this weekend!

Note: Elizabeth is running the Boston Marathon in April. Want to support her cause? Learn more here.

Staying fit is an important part of staying healthy. This blog will offer exercise tips from experts as well as share the personal journeys of Globe staff members committed to fitness. No matter your age or energy level, we invite you to join in and share your own story. How do you find time to work out? What are your daily challenges? Let us know and read along -- and together, we can all get moving.


Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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