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December 7, 2009

Written 12/3/08

Another goal of mine is to run a certain amount of miles next year.  2009.  Now i have absolutely no clue what is considered a “normal” amount of miles for someone like myself.  So, i am guessing somewhere around 1000 miles???  Again, i have no clue.  I just know i will start counting my mileage on January 1st and keep going until December 31st 2009.

2009 is now coming to a swift close.  24 days.  99 miles.  There was a point in the year that I seriously doubted I would hit 1000 miles.  I am still not 100% sure that I can do it but I have decided to give it a go.  And once I decide on something, I am in it.

I have had unbelievable support both on Twitter and Daily Mile. What a show of support that fellow runners bestow on each other!  I have at least 3 folks actually running the mileage with me!  How freaking awesome is that?   Very very awesome!!  Runner’s ROCK!

So, I have written out a plan of sorts for me to complete the mileage with a few days off to rest my legs.  But mostly, I’ll be running.  I have decided that most of my runs will be slower than usual UNLESS I feel I can push it and then I will try for a speedy run.  I also want to do some hill work which means some Prospect Park ~ Central Park runs.

I have a 4 mile race on Saturday and I am not quite sure what my race strategy will be just yet.  I am working on formulating that in my mind and most probably I will decide on race day.  Mostly for me, its just getting in the miles at this point.

I have also decided that there will be no mega celebration upon hitting the 1000 mile mark.  I will quietly acknowledge it and probably do a dance?

You know, since I’ve got two feet and all.  So, you can see why that would be private right?  So, yes i’ve got two feet.  They work, i think.

So, 1000 miles by December 31st 2009.  You with me?

It’s the athletes job to learn to do the hard things, easily!!

Accepting full responsibility for every little thing in your life, Michelle, is what opens the floodgates to joy and power.

Or to what we here call “joypower.”

Every little thing,
The Universe

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2009 12:11 am

    Good luck on the 1000! I’m sure you’ll make it. I’m 22 miles in to a goal to hit 100 for the month of December, so I’ll be racking up the miles with you.

  2. December 8, 2009 12:25 am

    I’m with ya sister! Gonna do 7-10 tonight for ya!

  3. December 8, 2009 1:00 am

    You know I’m there – I’ll be racking up some big miles tomorrow to keep up!

  4. December 8, 2009 1:42 am

    Go for it, but of course be smart about it. A few years ago I was about that close and then I went back at the beginning of December and double and triple checked my numbers for the year only to find that I added a few weeks wrong … not in my favor. I kicked myself for a day, but had no issues with falling 40 miles short. In the end, it just became a number — but now I’m finding it a number I want to aim for again! There’s something special about 1,000 miles.

  5. December 8, 2009 2:02 am

    I love how you answer your own rhetorical question, Miss Joy: How freaking awesome is that? Very very awesome!!

    You are so hitting 1000. That’s a little over 4 miles per day. You’re so ON IT!

  6. December 8, 2009 12:42 pm

    You can do it! Just like I would like to get to 300 miles for 2009 (my all time low), I need to do 45 miles and coming off an injury, I still think I am capable of conquering this!

  7. December 8, 2009 1:47 pm

    You go girl! I think that sounds like a great goal and very doable. I missed the Dec 1 signup for the NY race you told me about. Any advice? FB me! Have a great day!

  8. December 8, 2009 3:55 pm

    I’m with you chica, in spirit. Let’s rock and roll…

  9. December 9, 2009 2:47 pm

    Of course! I’m always with you. You’re going to rock the 4 mile race and rock the FACE off of 1000 miles.

  10. December 9, 2009 7:16 pm

    You’re getting close! Keep at it – running 1000 in a year is well worth the effort!

  11. December 10, 2009 1:49 am

    you can do it!!! home stretch – tackle each and every one of those miles with a purpose! use them to reflect on all the running memories and lessons you’ve had in ’09 and use them to look ahead towards all the awesome running you will do in 2010.

    i will run these miles ‘with’ you! tomorrow i have 7 on schedule 🙂

  12. December 10, 2009 3:37 am

    Good luck to 1000! I set that as my goal for 2009 & achieved it with out even realizing i was going to- i knew i was close and figured i could probably do it by the end of the year but was shocked when i actually crossed the 1000 mark! I know you can do it!!! Its a great accomplishment! 🙂

  13. December 10, 2009 11:04 am

    You’ll get that 1000! Even if it spill sover until January youwill get it!

  14. December 14, 2009 1:27 am

    Chica what’s the tally to date? I am in suspense here! Tweet it for us!

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