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
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
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!! :-)