Sunday, November 25, 2012

Over another threshold...

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's my chance.  I've been wanting to get back in the's my chance.  Hit the'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!



  1. Great job this year Bill! Now is a great time to do all that stuff.

    Personally, I don't like most of that "stuff", but I should do it too. I still have a gym membership and few excuses.

  2. I, on the opposite hand, have had the least miles marked this year. With injuries that still linger on occasion and a total lack of a "plan", I've seen my shoes get pretty dusty. The good thing is I still feel that feeling when I do go out there, so at least I know I still have it in my heart. I'll do it. I'll get back out there.

  3. great job! YOu surpassed my mileage by a MOUNTAIN! Way to go! And I know you will succeed in whatever you put your mind to!

  4. Congrats on the new mileage record!

  5. Nice mileage!! I am trying to reboot right now too! (you know, with cupcakes and gingerbread lattes) :)

  6. Congratulations on the annual mileage PR. I think the cross-training will do wonders for you...I know it has for me since I've become more disciplined about it. Way to rock the year Bill !

  7. Very exciting to surpass those magic miles each year! I'm in the same space as you - with the mileage and the slowness in getting motivated for the next step.

    Just trying to "be" for a little bit, but like you, I'm itching to get back on track!

    Congrats on a great year!

  8. Taking some time off and allowing your body to recover (and your mind!) is totally beneficial! Enjoy the runs you can get in, just have fun with them! Splash in a puddle, squish some mud. The cross training sounds good, too! I plan on setting my bike up on the rollers...someday...hopefully soon!