According to my Nike+ GPS watch, I passed the 2000 mile mark this week.
I averaged about 3.25 miles per run to make the 2004 miles in 617 individual runs or races.
There were several full marathons (26.2), half-marathons (13.1) and other longer races and training runs included in the 2004 miles.
To give 2004 miles some context, how far from Chicago could I run?
I could run to Key West (1,539 miles), Los Angeles (1,745 miles), Miami (1,381 miles), Mexico City (1,691 miles) or San Fransisco (1,858 miles) with miles to spare.
I could also run to Havana (1,640 miles). However, I would have to add in some swimming miles (about 101 from Key West).
So what is your edge of 2004 miles?
If you have a large a project at work, could you break it into small pieces to make it easier?
If you have an illness, can you take it a day at a time to achieve your healing?
If you are suffering from a death, divorce, breakup, etc. can you alter your feelings of loss as they come up to help overcome your overall grief?
If you are setting long-term goals, can you set a number of short-term goals to help you achieve your larger, longer term objectives?
The small pieces eventually add up to achieve a positive end result.
Out There on the Edge of Everything®…
Stephen Lesavich, PhD
Co-author of the award-winning and best-selling book: The Plastic Effect: How Urban Legends Influence the Use and Misuse of Credit Cards.
Regular columnist: Positive Impact Magazine