The road to 1000 total miles has been completed. It is 31 degrees today with winds of 11 knots. Normally Sunday is my rest day, but when I ran yesterday I found that I was .35 miles short of my 1000 mile goal after yesterday’s long run for the end of the year. So out I went this morning to complete the goal. Why not let it ride you ask? Well, one of the purposes of this blog is to keep track of the mileage. The way I look at it, it’s 13.1 miles in a half marathon not 12.5. If you’re going to do it ~ then complete to the best of your ability. There is a lot to be said about completion and seeing things through. It’s not necessarily how fast it was done, but that it was done. As you know this can be applied to almost anything in life. Running is just one of many vessels.
I took the above photo this morning. From the photo it doesn’t look like a big hill, but it is steep and long. It has gravel and footing is not guaranteed. Just when you get to the top there’s another hill. It’s where my running journey began. It represents strength, determination, dedication to task, and importance of being humble. Running down this hill is what caused knee surgery in 2011, a little too sure of myself and going too quickly down a hill I wasn’t prepared or trained. The hill put me in my “place” if you will. Not like I had to be reminded, but there is always something greater and bigger than you out there. Now when I travel this path I have only walked down. Showing some respect and realizing the end goal or the completion of my 11315 task is greater than saying I ran down that hill (face intact)! It seemed fitting to end the year on this hill.
I’m continuing to “mark” my shoes. The previous background picture on my blog, the shoes were new with no mileage. I’m happy to say I’ve reached my goal and now the shoes are turned inward with 500 miles marked on their “soles”.
Weekly Mileage recap: 18.96 for the week and puts me at 50.31 for the month of December. Total miles completed stands at 1,002.51 with 10,312.49 adventures waiting…
Sun ~ Rest
Mon ~ 3.35 run
Tues ~ Rest
Wed ~ 3.24 Christmas day walk with the family
Thurs ~ 4.02 run
Fri ~ Rest
Sat ~ 5.49 run
Sun ~ 2.86 walk
May the end of your week be positive ~ Happy Miles To You:)
My weekly mileage recap is off, so I’m trying to get back on track. Holidays have me hopping. The weather here has been erratic. It has gone from the teens to 64 in a matter of two weeks with snow and rain on the days I wanted to get in some long runs. I’m not one to shy away from rain or cold, but sometimes the weather is just too bad and it’s not safe. So indoors I had to go. Last Saturday was too snowy and this Saturday it was raining hard holding at a steady 33 ~ 34 degrees. To make matters worse the normal gym I go to is renovating. I showed up yesterday only to find every machine taken. I decide to go across the base to the other gym ~ closed at 1300! Ugh. My daughter and I really wanted to run so we both got the bright idea to buy a day at the Y. Yep, the best $20 spent that day. Felt better and I was able to put in five. Nothing like a little holiday rolling. Total miles for the week 11.32.
Sat (Dec 14) ~ 5 miles on the tread
Sun ~ Rest
Mon ~ 3 miles elliptical
Tues ~ KB/CrossFit
Wed ~ 3.35 miles running
Thurs ~ KB/CrossFit
Fri ~ Rest
Sat ~ 4.97 Miles on the Y tread
Total miles completed so far 983.55 with only 16.45 miles remaining for the 2013 1,000 end of year goal. 10,331.45 grateful miles remaining overall.
The holidays are keeping me so busy so a short update today! The snow kept me from putting in a desired 7 miles last Saturday. Normally I would tough it out but I was conservative because the roads were just not cleared very well, so I had to settle for 5 on the treadmill.
Was able to pick up 15.03miles for a total of 967.23 total miles. That leaves 32.77 remain for the end of 2013 and of course 10,347.77 happily remaining.
November has come and gone. Where does the time go? It goes too quickly that’s for sure. It’s hard to believe that I have almost been blogging for a year. The experience has been an adventure for sure. I am on track to complete 1,000 miles before the new year. Completed 47 miles for November which will leave 48 for December.
This weeks long run was an anticipation run. I love the Holidays. People are busy and for the most part happy. In my neighborhood many folks participate in decorating their houses to some degree. I don’t know about you but everything just seems better with lights:) It was nice to see that holiday spirit. There were a couple of other runners on the road enjoying this wonderful day.
The weather has been great these last few days. I was able to run with a long sleeve shirt and running skirt. Breathing was even and easy. Ran through the neighborhood and up the main road. I felt good and those slight pains are starting to heal. I’ve been taking great care to use the foam roller and soak when I can. It does help.
Sun ~ rest
Mon ~ 3 miles treadmill
Tues ~ cross fit
Wed ~ 3,39 run
Thurs and Fri ~ rest
Sat ~ 6 miles
Total for the week was 12.39 miles. Laughing all the way….10,362.80 remaining. Happy miles to you.