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August 3, 2007

to athon or not to athon

Previously on Just one more mile ....

Ali finished Julyathon, but was left wondering what next. As she completed her scheduled runs, enduring harsh conditions and poofy hair, she contemplated Augustathon. Meanwhile, around the globe, Augustathon was growing in strength and numbers.

It all comes down to Friday. Would she get out of bed? Would there be a run 34? Would she throw it all away for a couple of beers on a patio after work?

... find out next


Well it's Friday. The hardest day of the week to get a run in. If it was going to happen it had to happen at 6.30am.

I just had a thought ... how funny would it be if I was really a fat 57 year old man, who spends his days in his cubical, the closest he comes to running is when he googles "naked running". Now all these people are running everyday and he is at home scratching his balls.

Sorry ... back to our regularly scheduled program ....

I've always been a sucker for a band and a wagon to jump on. So this morning I hopped onboard ... yippee kay eh!

Well hopped might be a bit too enthusiastic. Walked, then slow shuffled into something that resembled a run to make it 34 in a row.

My boss will be happy, I'm here all day. Unfortunately, I will be asleep at my desk most of the afternoon ...

It's official I'm in on Augustathon!

Posted by Ali at August 3, 2007 9:40 AM


Great. I've become the webs leading authority on naked running, I guess that’s what I get for handing out fliers in Vegas. ;)

Also, I was so rooting for “beers on a patio,” I hope you’re not ruling it out, I would be so disappointed in you.

Posted by: Vanilla at August 3, 2007 11:55 AM

You are too funny.

Have you picked something to train for? Maybe that would make you feel better about Augustathon?

I realized after looking at your streak, that I've actually been on a streak for about 4 months and didn't know it. I just run, don't even think about it any more it's so ingrained in me.

Posted by: Amanda at August 3, 2007 12:45 PM

YEA! More fun and adventure coming to you live!

Posted by: Tea at August 3, 2007 1:59 PM

YAAAAAYYYY! You'll love it. I promise. If not, then you can just blame me.

Also, it would be hysterically awesome if you were really a big fat balding man who inspired half the blogosphere to do this crazy Augustathon thing. Hee.

Posted by: Dawn at August 3, 2007 2:52 PM

So happy! Aug-a-polluza, Augustathon, call it what you will, I'm just happy everyone is going it!

Posted by: jkrunning at August 3, 2007 4:16 PM

I meant "doing" it, not "going it" I should really proof-read.

Posted by: jkrunning at August 3, 2007 4:17 PM

Great blog. I started something similar to your julyathon before I found your blog. I just have to exercise everyday. Run, stationary bike, waterjog, softball, etc. I have to work up a sweat. I'm up to 24 days.

but, it looks like your doing a lot more miles than me. Keep up the good work.


Posted by: Pat at August 4, 2007 7:21 PM

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