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!