Friday, December 28, 2012

I Did It!!

Today I ran my 1,000th mile of 2012 (really 1,000.75 but who's counting?)!

Running my first (through 7.5) miles on January 1, 2012

I ran these miles in 28 (will be 29 tomorrow) races, ranging from the 5K distance to a full marathon. I ran them as part of three relays. I ran them in New York, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada. 

 Running in Ontario, Canada during a relay

I ran them at the end of BRICK workouts, during training plans and just for fun. I ran them outside, on pavement, concrete, boardwalks, gravel and trails. I ran them inside on treadmills and an indoor track. I ran them happy, sad and angry. I ran them to forget and I ran them to remember. I ran them at the beginning and end of a duathlon and at the end of two triathlons. I ran them slow and fast, and everywhere in between. I ran PRs and I struggled just to finish. 

At the end of our second triathlon

I ran for speed and I ran for distance. I ran two-a-days and some days I didn't want to run (but I did). I ran them with a smile on my face and with tears in my eyes. I ran them alone, with Mike, family and friends (new and old). I ran them with purpose and determination, and sometimes for no reason at all. Some days I felt like I was flying and other days I felt like I was crawling. I ran them in the morning, afternoon and evening. I ran them on the coast, in the mountains, in the city and in the country. I ran them in the rain, sun, snow and wind. I ran them in the cold and I ran them in the heat.

 At the end of my first marathon, with tears in my eyes

In the end, it doesn't matter HOW, WHY, WHERE or WHEN I ran. It just matters that I DID.

 After hitting 1,000 miles on December 28, 2012

4 comments:

  1. Awesome post, Jamie!! Great job hitting 1,000 goals- and it's fun to remember the wide variety of runs you had. 2012 was an impressive year for you!

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  2. I'm so proud of you. I think I only hit around 400 ;) haha!!! it will be a goal of mine this coming year to run 1000! you've inspired me!!!! :D xoxox good luck with the pacing tomorrow! can't wait to hear about it.

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