Monday, November 15, 2010

1,000 Mile and Beyond!

Yes, that's right...a 1,000 MILES...do you see that?

I'm so happy to report that I have run over a 1,000 miles, already for 2010!  I assumed I would make this goal this year due to marathon training, but had no idea it would be the thing that kept me running.  Who knew this goal would be so helpful! 

Mel had mentioned she was meeting with friends for a run and invited me, but 7am...that means I would have to get up EARLY.  Mel was kind of enough to meet a little later and a little closer to home so we could run together.  Surprisingly this would only be our 2nd run together.  I was looking forward to catching up with Mel and also running my 1,000th mile with the creator of the 1,000 mile challenge.  The weather was great, cloudy, but not raining and a little chilly outside.  I had never run on Orting Trail and was looking forward to new sights on the trail. 



Our run was GREAT, all the way through.  We got started and the chatting didn't end all the way through.  I love when runs with friends are so great that you aren't even thinking about the miles.  So much to chat about.  Its crazy how sometimes running can be the only time to get some catch up time with friends.  Life with a family, work and everything else can keep you so busy.  Having a face-to face conversation is always better so nice.  It's what makes running so great.  Love it. 

Before we knew it we had run over the 10.26 miles that I needed to reach 1,000 miles!  Woo-hoo!  We high-fived and like any healthy blogger, we took some pictures!  I was so hot...I was steaming...hey...it's a gift...what can I say?  After the pictures, STARBUCKS...because you have to celebrate all the time.  Our fun chit chat continued with some YUMMY coffee and some cozy chairs. 

Thank Mel for the CHALLENGE and for helping me get there!  Always fun running with you and so glad we got to connect over the miles.  You helped me to get a PR and then to my 1,000th mile...You are awesome and I'm so grateful for all your help getting me there!  THANK YOU FRIEND!

18 comments:

Melissa said...

Love this picture!! Great job on hitting 1000 miles!!

Jen said...

Congrats on hitting your mark! I'm almost there! Hopefully this week! And running with friends really does make the time and miles fly by. Glad you had a good run with a good friend!

Tortuga_Runner said...

Woo hoo! Way to rock it out!

Julie D. said...

so awesome jill!! Inspiring.

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

Goofball! Congrats on hitting 1,000 =)

Ewa said...

Congratulations! Good job!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

You two are silly! Great job hitting 1000!!! That is so awesome!!

Jodi H said...

Great job! I love the 1,000 mile picture!!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Congrats buddy! I love that first picture. Only you would come up with that!

Michelle said...

Congrats on meeting your goal :)

Johann said...

Well done! Setting challenges and goals is the best way to keep running throughout the year.

Marlene said...

I just realized that I commented on the wrong post. That last one (on your previous post) was intended for THIS post. Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

What a fun fun run and so nice to chat.. Face to face?? Hehehe not so much, a little hard to make eye contact while running :) will have to show you the pretty parts of the trail some day..we were in the BLAH section...

Sooo that 10 miles got me ready for a Marathon in 3 weeks right??

Rae said...

Congrats on 1000 miles!!

track coach and adorable wife said...

Yay for 1000 miles and so fun that you got to do it with Mel!

Zaneta said...

thats awesome!! Congrats on reaching 1000 miles!! AND with mel!! how fun! :D

FruitFly said...

That is awesome! Congratulations - and LOVE the picture!!

Brandi said...

Super awesome! Congrats on the 1,000 miles!

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