Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Goals are good!

Today, I hit 1,000 RUNNING miles for 2011!  

In January of this year, I joined the Tall Mom on the Run; Run 1,000 miles in 2011 challenge. At the end of last year, I wasn't sure where I was going with my running, so this seemed to be a good way to keep my motivation up. Fast forward to October 2011, I trained hard for a May half marathon (running a sub 2:00!), ran a September marathon and just kept running.

In all of 2010, I ran 765.46 miles according to my Garmin report, so it's a huge jump with two months left of the year. When I signed up for the 1000 mile challenge, I honestly didn't know if I would meet the challenge, but knew I would give it my best effort. I enjoy having goals and meeting or exceeding them.

At this point in the year, I am trying to get back to the basics. Running is fun again! If I feel like running 3 miles, I'll run 3 miles. 8? ok, I can go run 8 miles. It's nice not to have a schedule telling me what I have to run on any certain day. What this means for me in the future, I have no clue. I just know that I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts! Below is my Dailymile training report, I still can't believe I ran all those miles in July & August! Is it any wonder I was tired?!

  • 75
    Jan '11
  • 87
    Feb '11
  • 115
    Mar '11
  •  120
    Apr '11
  • 76
    May '11
  • 100
    Jun '11
  • 140
    Jul '11
  • 142
    Aug '11
  •   86
    Sep '11
  •  61
    Oct '11
  • Do you set mileage goals? How do you keep your motivation up during the off-season?



    1. Congrats! That is amazing! Hope to accomplish that in 2012. Keep it up, Anne!

    2. Woohoo! 1000 miles is awesome! I started with a mileage goal of 30 miles/month, now I'd like to top 40 miles/month. I have to take baby steps but it definitely keeps me motivated :-)


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