Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holy CRAP, I ran 600 miles!

I know I said there was no way I'd be able to run 46.5 miles in 22 days to round out my last minute "run 600 miles in 2008" goal, but I DID IT! And I still have 4 days (including today, because it IS morning still) left. :) A certain someone made a comment and a little challenge that it would only be about 2 miles a day, and well, when he put it that way it didn't seem so unobtainable. I posted my daily progress on my Facebook account until I'm sure everyone stopped looking at my page because they were tired of the countdown. Someone even asked me if I was doing some sort of marathon, in pieces. I'd like to train for a marathon, maybe when I finish my masters and have more time to train those longer distances.

I've been thinking about a New Year's Resolution a lot these past few weeks, and while I really want to make another goal to run 600 (or more!) miles in 2009, I'm afraid to set such a daunting task for myself. Who knows where 2009 will take me? I try to be religious about getting up early every morning to stretch and do my core workout so that my back will stay strong. It seems about once a year I throw my back out really good so I have to take off a month from any kind of exercise, and it makes me about nuts. I can't sit still for very long, and I need some kind of outlet for my pent up energy so I don't go stir-crazy! My legs are bouncing up and down right now as I type this. Anyway, my friend Jessica suggested breaking up the miles and concentrate on them month-by-month so it doesn't seem so huge. She has a great talent for putting life into perspective. 50 miles a month = 600 miles for the year. If I can stick to that (ish), then perhaps I can stay on track... (Yes, pun intended!)

3 comments:

Corinne said...

Wow, impressive! It's all a matter of perspective, I went out and looked at the treadmill, and I've done only 150 miles since April! That's 150 more than last year! Maybe I'll set a goal for next year, but it won't be NEARLY as much as you! Congrats!

Peter Lubbers said...

Great stuff, keep going...
and Happy New Year!

Herbalife Las Vegas said...

Awesome, Excellent Job!! That is a lot of running.
I agree with your friend, if you take it one month at a time, you will have a better chance at accomplishing it.