Monday, December 30, 2013

Miles and Miles

I hope that everyone enjoyed a lovely Christmas break with your family and friends. I have been celebrating the birth of Christ and getting ready for a big trip across the country...more on that later! I made it a personal goal to keep up with my workouts during the month of December and not let the holiday craziness derail my fitness train. I am pleased to say that I have maintained the number on the scale the entire month and managed to develop a passion of rowing thanks to my friends at Badass Fitness!! 

One of my favorite moments from this month happened on the day after Christmas. My sweet husband gave me a new Garmin Forerunner 10 as well as a new pair of Asic running shoes for Christmas and I couldn't wait to break it all in! I had planned to meet up with our local MRTT group for a quick 5mile run; however, it was a chilly misty morning. I opted for a treadmill run instead. I never do well on a treadmill so I was content to get in 2.21 miles. I continued my workout that morning on the elliptical and while pumping away I started to add up my miles from 2013. Boy was I was giddy to figure out that those 2.21 miles on the treadmill had pushed me to 600 miles for the year. Yep, 600 MILES! I had not set a goal for a certain number of miles for the year so this was quite the surprise. 

Those 600 miles have increased to 602 and will be even higher after my run New Year's Eve run with the ladies of MRTT in the morning. WOW! How does one to get that many miles in a year? Let's do a little math...

8 x 13.1 = 104.8
5 x 10K = 30.5 
1 x 15K = 9.3
Countless 5K's

The rest of those miles were training miles! I wish I could recap every single race, training mile, etc..; however, we'd be here all day. I have said it before and I will say it again I am blessed with an amazing family, amazing friends and the most encouraging running partners ever! 

What will 2014 look like in my running world? I am still not sure! I have put together a purposed running calendar, including a few races I am seriously considering running. We will just have to see which one's I make it to with the Badass Babes! I am secretly hoping (well not so secret since he reads my blog) that my husband will join me for more races this year, too! 

18th - MRTT Virtual 10K 
26th - Hot Chocolate 15/5K Atlanta, Ga

23rd - 26.2 with Donna Half Marathon 

1st - TRBC 10K
15th - Gate to Gate - maybe
22nd - Bainbridge, Ga Half Marathon - maybe I will join the girls for the honey buns

12th - Palace Saloon 5K
26th - Run for Mercy 5K - Co-Director 

4th - Peachtree Road Race

27th - Women's Running Series Nashville - praying the football schedule agrees with this pre-paid registration! 

8th - Rock n Roll Savannah - maybe, if the football schedule cooperates 
23rd - Women's Running Series St. Petersburg - maybe, if the football schedule cooperates 

As you can see I am leaning towards the "14 in 2014 challenge". I had great success with the "13 in 2013" challenge but again we will see what happens! You will notice considerably less Half Marathons for 2014, if I do this challenge it will include more 15K and 10K races. I have 2 more days before I have to declare all my goals for the year so maybe I will change my mind by then....not likely. 

I did learn a valuable lesson throughout all those miles this year. I sincerely hope others will learn to appreciate this quote as well!! 

I would love to know your goals for 2014! Accountability is the key to staying on target!

See ya next year!! :-)


  1. Hi Mitzi! I'm Heather and I wanted to know if you would be willing to answer a quick question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)

  2. Looks like you are up for an amazing year!

  3. Goodluck to your goals in 2014! :)