Pile On The Miles 2012

Pile On The Miles 2012 sign-ups start today!pile on the miles 2012

Pile On The Miles is an annual event in blogland where we challenge ourselves to walk or run more during the month of November. The goal is to pile on extra miles not pounds during this food filled time of year!

This is the  Fourth Annual Pile on the Miles Challenge! The first one was in 2009 and I won 2nd place for the most miles. I took it over in 2010 and would LOVE for you to participate. POTM 2012

Who: Everyone is invited to join

What: Online challenge to walk or run more during turkey month.

When: November 1 – December 1. Winners announced Dec 2nd.

Where: Sign up and Update your weekly mileage on the spreadsheet below

Why: To challenge yourself and encourage others to move more. This isn’t about weight loss or distance – it’s about doing a little extra this month.

The Rules:

1. Sign up on the Google Spreadsheet by October 31st.

There will be a place for your name, blog address and twitter handle. You must put in a name, but the other entries are optional. If you have a blog please add it so we can create the most epic blogroll ever!

2. Set a goal at the beginning of the challenge to WALK or RUN x amount of miles. These could be miles on the treadmill OR outside/inside walking OR running. No biking or elliptical miles don’t count.

3.  We will be using calendar weeks Sun-Sat, but the first week is Thur-Sat. It’s clearly marked on the spreadsheet. Please update your miles for the previous week by Monday.

4. Optional: Leave a comment on RER Nov 1 and 5, 12, 19, 26 with your Mileage Goal for that week. All comments on those posts will be entered into a giveaway.

The Goods:

The person with the MOST MILES will win a $100 gift certificate from www.Running Shoes.com for any shoes you want!running shoes

All other participants will be entered to win*:

1. An outfit and pair of running shoes from Brooks Runningbrooks pure flow

2. An outfit and pair of shoes from PUMApuma gear

*Must update the spreadsheet by Dec 1st midnight PST to be entered to win.

There will also be a giveaway each Monday when you report in with your Monday Mileage Goal for the week.

Use this spreadsheet to sign up by Oct 31st at midnight:


You can add this widget to your sidebar to share the Pile on the Miles love and encourage your readers and friends to join in too! (The code is below.)

POTM 2012

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Also please update your mileage and encourage others on twitter with the hashtag #POTM

Question: Are you in for POTM 2012?


  1. says

    oh boy, so if we signed up before from your previous blog post about this, do we need to do it again? I must have missed the information that today would be the first day to sign up.

  2. Colleen says

    I would love to participate, but I don’t blog. I’m sure that’s ok, but is there much of a point in participating w/o a blog?

  3. says

    I’ve been wanting to start running/walking and did 3 miles this past weekend. I can’t wait to pile on the miles in November and see how far I can go!

  4. says

    I would love to participate but there is no way I cannot pile on the pounds this November. 8 months preggo! But I’ll still be piling on the miles (prayerfully)!

    • says

      Challenged myself by signing up! Initially put in 60 miles, but decided that was probably too big of a goal since I’ve only been taking spin classes lately. Decided on 40 miles – looking forward to the challenge!

  5. says

    I’m in – Love the thought of picking up the running so we can fit into our clothes for the holidays :) And well also to be healthier people!!! And I run with Charity Miles running on my iPhone – for every mile I complete, I donate money to a charity I chose when I started the run!

  6. Carrie says

    I’m IN!!! That is, if I can figure out the spreadsheet… Have I mentioned that I’m not what you’d call “technologically advanced”??

  7. Lindsay says

    I am in and I’m excited about this challenge! I do have a few questions though-
    1.) I don’t have a blog so how will I be contacted if by a miracle I win a prize? I’ve been thinking about starting one but I haven’t as of yet!
    2.) And the optional part – I don’t get it! Hahaha! Leave comments where?

  8. Daria says

    It’s a great challenge but I feel like it’s a bit unfair not to include bike and elliptical miles. There are people out there, myself included, who simply cannot do much running or walking due to injuries. So the bike and the elliptical, because they are low impact, are the only ways for such people to exercise and stay healthy. I realize that running probably requires more effort than biking and working out on an elliptical, but I think there should be a way to include these forms of exercise into the challenge in a fair way.

  9. Amy says

    Question – does 4 mile walk to work count? my commute in NYC is 2 mile each way, and I don’t have a car, so i have to walk. Thanks!

  10. Jeanne Guernsey says

    I’m in! I have been so hit or miss on working out and walking/running. I hope this helps me get a start on some consistency. 50 miles is a hefty!!! goal for me.

  11. Toni Callahan says

    How do i add my name? i am so confused…I want to do this really bad…I am in a huge slump and this is just what i need…thank you!

  12. Kasey says

    Wheeeeee, sounds fun! With 3 races on the calendar, maybe I can get a 60-mile month. It will definitely keep me motivated enough to balance out the inevitable holiday baking!

  13. Kris Harper says

    Yeah! Just what I need to jump start — and to reward myself at the end. This will be the first time reaching my goal of 100 miles.

  14. Amber says

    I’m excited! Totally in awe of you people with 50 and 100 mile goals…I feel kinda lame with my 25 miles goal, but I am just starting out and trying to be realistic. But you all inspire me. It’s gonna be a great month!!

  15. Amanda N says

    Signed up! Always looking for ways to motivate me to keep running as the weather gets colder outside. 85 miles here we go – Hoping I can do more!

  16. Ashley says

    Hi! Silly question – since this week goes from the 4th-10th, wouldn’t it make more sense to post our mileage goal on the 3rd or 4th instead of hte 5th? I looked up the dates in November 2011 and the 5th, 12th, etc were Saturdays so those make sense for mileage goals for last year.

    Just a thought.


  17. says

    How do you think the challenge is going? I need a little help to get the rest of the miles in!!!!
    I have not heard anything since signing up and I have been updating the sheet and tweeting.
    Am I missing anything?


  18. Summer Platt says

    Hey. My name is no longer listed on the google doc! In fact, a lot of names are missing now. (I looked for friends on it.) Why? BTW…I am at 42/60 and it has been there until this afternoon and now it’s gone.

  19. toni callahan says

    I am excited that i passed my goal by almost 10 miles…love to do another one for december !!!!! and i would love to congtaulate the lucky winners…couldnt find where they were announced

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