Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The 1000th Mile

I've never had a specific mileage goal when running. My goal has always been to do "just a little more than last time." And then THIS year came along. The racing. The traveling. The distances. I'll admit. I became a bit obsessed. And then I came across Tall Mom's blog - where she challenges people to run 1000 miles. Sounds like SO many... especially since I have averaged running mid 600 miles a year for the last two years. But then I realized I could certainly do 1000 miles!! So yes... today's run put me over 1000 miles for the year. And there are still  many weeks to go. Who knew I had it in me??

Anyway, hitting 1000 miles was really the only remotely interesting part of the run. I haven't  run on the treadmill in over a week. I've been doing my loops at Lake Arbor instead (and it's been fabulous). However... I really have appreciated how much doing the random hill programs have helped me during my races. So... treadmill it was:

This one was tough!
The last few times I've done a program I have been lucky enough to get "easy" ones. This one was pretty tough, and the last few sections I seriously considered stopping!! But, determined one that I am, I continued and rocked out another few miles. I ran over 8 miles! This will likely be my last run until Thanksgiving when I head to Atlanta for my next half marathon.

In other news:

  • I'm published!!! I got a shout out regarding my first marathon in Greece. You can read it here.
  • I had a job interview on Friday afternoon... I think it went well, and the job is literally PERFECT for me. I have sent a thank you email and plan on calling tomorrow... I still haven't heard anything. Good thoughts requested!

12 comments:

  1. ooooh, crossable parts all crossed for good luck on your job prospect! and congrats on 1000 miles!

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  2. Yay for 1000! Hope you hear some good news soon!

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  3. I hope you share good news on the job front soon! That's exciting!

    And now I have to rush to read your marathon shout out. So cool - you're pretty much famous!

    Congrats on the 1000!

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  4. Just found your blog. Congrats on 1000 miles!!

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  5. Congratulations on the 1000 miles!!

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  6. I am so happy for you about the interview. Keep us posted!

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  7. Wow, what a feat, and good luck on the job too! Exciting week for you.

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  8. Congrats on hitting 1000! Good luck on the job front.

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  9. Congrats on gettin the job! And on hitting 1000! This is your week, girly! :)

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  10. Thats awesome you got published!! Great work on hitting your goal w/ a month to spare!
    Positive thoughts your way for job interview

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  11. Congrats on running 1000 miles, that is amazing! I'll keep my fingers cross for the job :)

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