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!)