For many of my fellow distance runners, it is not uncommon for yearly mileage to well exceed 1,000 miles. For some of you, its over 2,000 or even 3,000 (GRACIOUS!).
This past year, I truly got in to distance running at its heart. Long, deliberative runs that connect me with my mind and my body better than I've ever been in my athletic career. I started running 10 years ago now, but it is just this past year that I've truly felt strong, confident, and able to accomplish goals that I never would have thought possible.
At the start of the year, I never thought I would run 1,000 miles by December. Well, here we are, and I am 17 miles away from breaking that first barrier. If I'd been more in tune with my body in the early months of this year, I may have broken 1,200+ but that just gives me a goal for next year!
Just wanted to share my excitement :) I have a half-marathon on Sunday, which means by Monday morning, I will be over the threshold I never thought was possible