so as of today, I've run 1,028 miles for 2012, eclipsing my previous record year (2011 - 1,025) with more than a month to spare. Even though I've been documenting my post-Hartford difficulties (i.e. lack of a "plan", lack of motivation, increasing lack of daylight.....excuses, excuses, excuses..), I've still managed to have my best running year ever.....and I'm not done yet!
I won't be starting to ramp things up again until the end of January, when I go back on "plan" to get ready for my next marathon (Burlington, VT - late May 2013), so I've still got the next 2 months to slog through until the plan kicks in. But as I sit here and type those words in, the realization hits me that instead of it being a "slog", it's really an opportunity.......a chance to "re-boot". I've been meaning to really get back to cross-training.....now's my chance. I've been wanting to get back in the pool......now's my chance. Hit the weights......now's my chance. By the time the plan kicks back in, I should be stronger, leaner, and ready for the challenges ahead.
Well, at least it looks good on the screen.......but I've always been a man of my word, and when I make a verbal commitment, I'm usually pretty darn good about seeing it through.
So I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend.....and I wish you all a very good week this week. Time to say goodbye to November and hello to December!