1,001 push-ups; 100 miles

For once, I don't need Leap Day or a "normal" length month to hit a few milestones in February. On my short run yesterday I hit 100 running miles for the month. It's the earliest I've ever hit triple digits in a calendar year, and only the second time hitting 100 miles in a month in the first half of a year. The other time was April 2010.

What's important to me is these have been high quality miles, as well as miles experimenting with different shoes and getting a dose of every type of weather condition possible. I didn't even realize I was going to hit 100 miles for the month until I added my mileage up mid-week last week.

Another number-related milestone is passing 1,000 push-ups for the month. I'm redoing some of week 5 after struggling a bit at the end of last week, but all in all I continue to be happy with my progress in the 100 push-ups program. In addition to feeling stronger, I can see a difference in my arms.

My goal isn't to get huge arms, but I do like the more toned look. I also like how it's benefiting my running -- it's tough to explain, but I know that it's helping.