Today (12/8/12) I acheived my 2012 running goal of running 900 miles in 2012. As the graph to the left shows I have run, walked, hiked, crawled, and biked 1,531.7 miles. If you look at the graph you will see that I have two little walks I did in December of 2010, but the real bulk of this journey started in September 2011 when I decided to pry myself away from the computer and actually do something. The number at this point are getting kind of incomprehensible. To put these numbers in percpective 321 hours comes out to about 13 days of continual motion, 262,475 is about the equivalent of 74 pounds worth of calories sweated from my body, and 1,531.7 miles is roughly the distance from my apartment to Topeka, Kansas.
Hence the title of this post, and as the title of my post suggests I do not want to stay in Kansas. So the question then becomes, where do I want to go? It was a tough I have decided to go to New York City. I have always had a dream to one day go to New York City. Not live there, I just want to visit the city. I want to go to the top of the Statue of Liberty, I want to watch a show on Broadway, and see for myself if Lombardi’s Pizza really is the best pizza in the world.
Unfortunately, I do not have the money to do any of that. I do however have the power of imagination and that can be a powerful thing. From my apartment to New York City according to google maps is 2,749 miles. According to Runkeeper I have a lifetime distance of 1,531 miles. My next goal just seems very obvious. I need to run/walk/hike 1,218 more miles. About 101 miles a month or 25 miles a week (depends on how you want to look at it). Not an easy task, but I think it is possible. So if anyone reading this post happens to be traveling to the states of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennslyvania, or even New York I will be there in spirit. Somehow I feel if I can make the distance spiritually I feel like I can get there physically. Crazy? Maybe, but then again I never claimed I was normal.