I need to get caught up on blogging...
This should have been written a few weeks ago. But I did it! I finished my running goal. My goal for this year was 400 miles. I was on a really good pace to finish in October. Then October hit. Work got super busy and it looked like I wasn't going to be able to finish. I know I had to the end of the year but the closer I got, the more I wanted to finish early. By October 15, I looked at my schedule and if everything worked out perfectly and no meetings came up, I would finish on October 31! Nothing ever works out that perfectly. On October 31, I had 6 miles left. Then I thought I could finish November 1... 3... 7... November 15 I finally got that final run in! I finished my 400 miles.
I only ran one time after that so my year is finishing at 405 miles. I'm happy with that. Now I can spend December running errands, working through lunch and what I am now calling "Free Style December". That just means I can do whatever I want if I do make it to the gym. Last week I did the elliptical machine. I hate the elliptical machine. It seems like a dumb machine. But Free Style December it doesn't matter and I can try all the dumb machine. This week I might try the stepper... or the bike. It doesn't matter because it's Free Style December.
I'm just glad I accomplished my goal. Next year my goal is 400 miles again. But maybe I can actually finish the 400 miles in October.