This week I finally went past the 4,000 miles running mark and I'm pretty happy about it. It took me several years and a helluva lot of injuries and recovery time. But I never thought I could do it because I used to be a smoker and never ran at all. I could hike all day and never get tired, but I couldn't run. I've lost 36 lbs in not quite 3 years, too. Now half marathons are easy, and barring injury I'm looking forward to my first 50-mile ultra race this fall.
If you want to run and keep a log, you can go to www.runnersworld.com and get one for free. Enter your daily run miles and time, and it will calculate pace, etc. It also keeps cumulative stats and lots of other stuff.
Distance: 4003.3 Mi Time: 662:58:39
(27 days, 14 hours)
To give perspective:
New York to LA: 2,777
Lexington, KY to Anchorage, AK: 3,947
New York to Paris: 3,722