Monday, December 17, 2012

Running My 'But' Off

Look over there to the right. See my dailymile mileage. I'm 50 miles shy of my 1000 mile 2012 running goal. I've got 14 days, and I think I may just make it.

In September, when I posted about being amazed at hitting 700 miles and being sad that I didn't think I would hit 1000 miles, my friend Sandy asked a great question. "Do you think you can still make your goal?" So I sat down and did the math on how many miles I would have to do a week in order to hit my goal. It was about 30 miles a week. That's big weekly mileage for me. I guess I could still hit my goal, but...that's a lot of work.

Thanks Sandy, for asking the question.

I talked to my husband about it. 30 miles a week seemed like a lot to me. My husband asked me how many I was doing currently. Between 25-30. "Why let up? " he said. Normally I take it easy after my fall marathon. "You might as well try," he said.'s going to take commitment, discipline and time.

Thanks B, for pushing me forward.

In the past few months, I've finished my math class. I've home schooled my girls and worked part-time. Occasionally, I've slacked off on making dinner. And I've run my 'but' off. My husband has been so supportive. I've gotten up early to put in miles. I've run two-a-days. I still do a long run every weekend. I got sick one week and couldn't run the requisite miles so the next week I ran to make up for it. I've topped out at almost 40 miles a week. It's been crazy. And it's been rewarding to see the goal get closer and closer.

50 miles to go. Better get to bed, I've got an early morning.


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    1. Thanks Christina! I have 13 miles left, and the weather looks good. I'm pretty excited :)

  2. You are not only running your butt off... you are kicking butt too! WTG!!! :)

    1. Thanks Kim! I think after the last few days I have a lot more to run off :) Thanks for all your encouragement. You inspire me.

      I'd love to run with you this week if you are available.

  3. I loved hearing about your goal on Saturday! You're an inspiring woman!

    1. Thank you! I had such a fun time on Saturday. I was lovely to meet everybody. Encouraging and inspiring too. I really do love the running community.