Just before the Thanksgiving holiday season, I accomplished one of my running goals for 2013.
As I mentioned in the post linked above, I was well aware that others have set much loftier goals with some people running the year (2013 miles in 2013) or running a tenth of that in a 100 mile race all in one day.
Since I’ve started tracking my runs with my Garmin watch, I’ve averaged a little under 900 miles a year, so I also realized that while 1,000 miles would be the most I’ve ever run in a 365 day span, it wouldn’t be a huge jump. It was something that I wanted to have under my belt more than anything, but I also wanted to make sure I was in good shape for the Marine Corps Marathon this past October. It was a baseline for me to maintain my running endurance throughout the year.
Running over 1,000 this year also taught me a lot about myself, about running and about my relationship with running.