3,000 MILES!!!This was a huge goal of mine for the year, and honestly in the last couple of months I wasn't sure I was gonna make it. I'm really-really-really-really tired. If 3,000 miles wasn't my goal, I would have probably taken a couple of weeks off after the Rocket City Marathon in early December. But at that point I still needed about 150 more miles.
Actually if you figure 3 feet (36 inches) per foot step, 3,000 miles is about 5,280,000 footsteps. About 5.3 MILLION!!! Most of those footsteps were pain-free, but I'm currently messin' around with a little bout of tendinitis in my right hamstring. Nothing major though. And all-in-all, I'm thankful for a VERY HEALTHY 2011!!! I couldn't have asked for more considering the mileage I put on my legs.
Probably the thing I'm most proud of is my running form. I literally ran exactly like the picture at the left every step of the way!!! Inefficient ... maybe. Somewhat spastic ... possibly. But did I have fun ... most definitively!
It makes me feel good to know that there are probably only a handful of folks in the U.S. and maybe the world that ran this much this year. I know it's not a record or anything - heck, several bloggers got there way before me this year. But it was still a HUUUUGE accomplishment for this old man!
So as we wind down 2011, only one word can describe what will probably be my best running year ever ...
... be great today!