The Beer Ratio
My wife has been tracking her miles run since 2008. She stays in great shape. I’ve been tracking my miles run for 12 days. I’m not yet in great shape, but I’m working on it, slowly but surely.
And one of PoF’s goals is this:
- Run at least one mile per alcoholic drink consumed (defined as 12 oz. of 5% ABV or equivalent).
I love numbers and statistics. When I’m tracking any goal, if I can create a spreadsheet to track it, I immediately do so. Here is the one I created to track my running:
After learning of PoF’s beer ratio, I calculated mine. At the time, I had 46 miles and 20 beers logged for a ratio of about 2.3 : 1. Since I have a loftier goal than PoF, my miles-to-beer ratio will be higher. Also, I don’t have an operation like PoF’s to help keep my ratio down:
PoF must want me to keep my ratio closer to his though because he hooked me up with some fine beers from his area of the frozen woods:
All signs point to yes.
This is getting dirty.
But who am I to talk? I recently “helped” JD by sending him my half-marathon training guide:
And some supplies to get him started:
I hope that JD has been following my rigorous training regimen.
And now I’m distracted. Back to business.
From now on, I’m also going to report my steps and overall mileage which includes walking. I have a Fitbit device which keeps track of it all. This year, I have 321,899 steps for a total of 153.1 miles:
This may seem like a lot, but it’s lower than average because it’s been cold and I haven’t been outside as much. It’s not that I don’t like being out in the cold; it’s that there is ice everywhere and I’m clumsy and uncoordinated. I fall on my ass enough without the help of freezing temperatures. I can’t risk an injury before the half-marathon
Update: Week #3
This week, I ran a 5.5 miler. Along with two other runs, my total for the week was 14.0 miles. Both are new highs for me. Running still isn’t easy. Or maybe it is and the progress is just too gradual to notice? A year ago, I couldn’t run a mile. My shortest run this week was 4 miles.
This Week In Running
- Runs: 3
- Miles: 14.0
- Longest run: 5.5
This Year In Running
- Runs: 17
- Miles per run: 3.26
- Miles: 55.5 (goal is > 150)
- Days until half marathon: 64
2018 Activity (walking included)
- Total steps: 321,899
- Total miles: 153.1
Weight, Heart, Beer
- Weight: 160.0 (goal is < 150)
- Resting heart rate: 64 (goal is < 60)
- Beers consumed this week: 4
- Beers consumed this year: 20
- Beer ratio: 2.8 : 1 (2.8 miles ran per beer). Goal is > 3 : 1
Don’t Waffle On Me
Mr. WoW has nothing to worry about. While my endurance is improving, I’m still pretty darn slow. The other day on the track, a sloth blew past me (more on the Sloth Incident next week).
Am I allowed to use a Segway for the half?
Join the 10s who have signed up already!
Subscribing will improve your life in incredible ways*.
*Only if your life is pretty bad to begin with.