I guess it's a running thing, to calculate the total miles you've run in a year. I've always kept track of how much I run (yes, the old fashioned way, with paper and pencil), but I've never done a total at the end of the year. But since it seems to be the trend with more serious runners- both to keep a total and make a yearly mileage goal, I pulled out my calculator and hopped on board. (With the tallying part, not exactly the mileage goal part.) I have two separate totals, and then one final total, because I count my walking distance separate from my running distance. This way I can include my hikes and warm up/down before and after my runs. I'd feel guilty if I tried to say I actually ran up and down Mt. Rose! So here they are, as of today, 12/08/08:
Running miles: 553.5
Walking miles: 48
Grand total: 601.5
This does not include all the biking and swimming distances I've accumulated in 2008, but they are far less anyway. I could try to set a running goal of 600 miles before the stroke of midnight on 12/31, but I know there's NO way I could run 46.5 miles in 22 days. I'll post a final total after the 31st, and possibly the total for previous years if I get around to totaling them up too...
Maybe it will be a new goal for me in 2009 to start keeping track online with my new Garmin ForeRunner 50. And perhaps I'll set a running goal of 600 miles as well.