Today, I finished one more goal that I’d wanted to achieve by the end of the year.
A few weeks ago, I noticed I was within about 30 miles of hitting 1,000 for the year. Other years, I’d come really close but just couldn’t get it together to push myself to meet an arbitrary number goal.
This year, I did.
I didn’t say anything about it here just in case I didn’t end up doing it, but as of last week, I realized I had about 20 miles to go. I topped out at 47 miles per week in marathon training, I could make myself run about 20 miles in a little over a week…and I did.
Yesterday, I got out of bed at 6 on my day off and hopped on the subway to go uptown to run with Beth, running 6.5 miles in the park and then back downtown. Today, I just had 2.5 miles to go, but I just didn’t want to. It was cold, etc, and I had every excuse in the book for myself.
Shut up and run, Theodora. Don’t let this (silly) goal go when you are that close. I remembered a really cold run from last year, and remembered that 2.5 miles would take me no longer than 25 minutes. Shut up and go, Theodora.
I went, came back, and logged those last 2.5 miles in my DailyMile account.
And it was a little anticlimactic.
No little running sneaker confetti fell down the screen.
I didn’t get a special badge or email.
Shalane didn’t email me and ask me to be besties and running buddies.
But I accomplished this little goal, and I also ran the distance between NYC and Florida in one year, which is crazy when you think of it that way. I probably forgot to log a few runs along the way so I’m probably a little more over 1,000, but I just had to see that on my screen.
I personally do NOT have a workout planned for tomorrow (I’m not planning on drinking much tonight (famous last words?) but tomorrow seems like a good day to take a rest day), but I wanted to pass on this opportunity some of you might be interested in.
Lifetime Fitness and the American Heart Association partnered for the Commitment Day 5K, a fun run/walk in 35 different cities across the U.S. You can use the code FRIENDS for $5 off your registration!
Happy New Year’s! What do you have planned for tonight? How many miles did you run this year? Are you planning a workout tomorrow or are you taking a rest day, too?Â