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!


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

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

  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!

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

  5. Congratulations on the 1000 miles!!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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