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 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!

Onwards!!!

9 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  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!

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  4. Congrats on the new mileage record!

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

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  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 !

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  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!

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  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!

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