All The Right Moves
Remember when I wrote this way back on 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.
It seems as if I wrote that just spouting off a number as if I really knew what I was talking about. I really didn’t though. I just thought that most drivers average about 1000 miles a year on their car, so most runners probably do the same right? Right?
Well, I got it done. Since December 7th I ran 105 miles. Which brings me to 132 miles for the month of December and 1002.29 miles for the year. I am blown away. Not by what I did, but what I have been given. What I have received far far outweighs the 1000 miles for the year. I have been given the gift of friendship, support, inspiration, motivation, laughter and the amazing knowledge that YES, indeed runners are the best folks on earth. Hands down.
I have shed many a tear these past few days, all amazingly happy tears. I have to be honest here and fess up that I am usually the one to give to others, and with this outpouring of pure giving and caring to me ~ to help me and motivate me to finish up the year on a good note, it has made me realize that there are so many others out there who give with their heart and give selflessly without being asked.
I hit my 1000th mile last night in Central Park, NYC with lots of awesome runner folks who stopped in mid-run to allow me the photo you see up there. And then we ran some more. The run was followed by a great italian dinner, some wine and limencello. It made me feel warm and fuzzy inside and there were lots of laughs and great conversation.
I then came home to such an outpouring of love and the best part is the videos. Oh wow. So, in the spirit of sharing and showing you the amazing folks out there, I would love to share the videos here on my blog to commemorate an awesome year of running. Daily Mile has been a major part of that and I urge all of you runners to join up and enjoy the camaraderie that I have since April.
In no particular order:
Matt from runluaurun who ran the whole 105 miles with me since December 7th, 2009
Peter from Runblogger who ran the whole 105 miles with me since December 7th, 2009
Awesome runner Kathy from RunTalkRadio and Daily Mile who shared her amazing view with us!
Sara J from Austin, TX who shared some awesome running with us!
Insanely fast Caleb from Georgia & Daily Mile.
John H from Pleasanton, CA & Daily Mile with his cute doggie!
Randy from Daily Mile
Stephen R and Honey Doodle from Daily Mile
Blazing fast Matt L running in really cold conditions. WOOT!
I would also like to take the time to give mega congrats to my running friend TK (Mama Bear) over at pigtailsflying who unknowingly hit her 1000 miles last night while running to meet me at Central Park so that I could hit my 1000 miles. When I emailed her to congratulate her she said this to me:
I think it’s amazing we hit it on the exact same night! I am glad I didn’t know so you could have your moment to shine on your own, too!
Pretty awesome huh??
This has been a stellar year of running for everybody who has reached beyond the limits and gave it every thing they had. Tomorrow I will have the big pleasure of running with Scott at 4.30orbust so he can reach his awesome goal of 800 running miles for the year. He was there for me yesterday and made it that much more special.
I wish each and every one of you a very heathy, safe and Happy New Year and may 2010 bring you more and more running miles. May you all reach your goals whatever that may be. It has been my pleasure to share the year with you and I thank you!!!
|I’ve got a feeling, Michelle, that 2010 is going to be your kind of year. That you’ll be happier than you’ve ever been, laughing harder, smiling wider, standing taller, walking lighter, dancing crazier, hugging longer, living grander and loving louder.
Can you feel it, too?
When you have the enthusiasm and the passion, you end up figuring out how to excel. “Deena Kastor”