Ok, I jest. I don’t actually have a mileage goal this year. I would like to run at least 15 miles a week, but I plan to do some cross training this year. I won’t worry about total mileage until November. Then I’m likely to set a “stretch” goal so that I run a lot in December instead of sitting on my butt, eating cookies.
My final mileage for 2008? 1010.10 Yeah, I have a thing for numbers and if I wasn’t going to end at 1000 total, I had to end at a cool number. LOL
Despite having a couple of holiday pounds hanging around, I woke up this morning WITHOUT my usual plan to immediately start a diet. It’s amazing what a difference that makes. Usually on January 1, I am either throwing stuff out or eating more than I should so that I can start fresh on the Monday after the holiday. Today, I had a reasonable amount of leftovers for lunch and will have more for dinner. Whatever doesn’t get eaten in time, but at a reasonable rate, will go in the freezer or trash in a few days. Of course, it helps that this year we have little in the way of desserts leftover.
I ran a lovely 6.5 miles this afternoon. It was about 30 degrees, but sunny with little wind. I ran at a comfortable pace and was pleased to discover that my easy run was at a 9:25 pace. Maybe I can do that sub-2 hour half soon. I also did 5 minutes of core workout. It’s been so long that I really wasn’t able to do much more. If I do at least 5 minutes a day for two weeks, I’m going to buy myself some new Thorlos running socks. If I can manage a whole month, with only one or two slips, I’m buying some new running tights. I’ll continue to use “carrots” to get myself to do the strength workouts, but I’ll make it more difficult to earn each thing. I just know how slack I am about that kind of workout, so I have to make it worth my while. :o)
Happy New Year!! I’m looking forward to sharing 2009 with all my RBFs!
*Sung to “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” and really it’s only 993.5 more miles to go ;o)