New Year, New Miles


We haven’t workshopped running in a month-ish (I know), so I felt like it could be time for a bit of an update.  Be warned: I will be rambling.

Let’s go.

My mileage total for 2013 ended up being 1,006 miles.  I only barely rolled over the 1,000 mile mark.  My “wiggle” room?  The last run of the year.


Last weekend, I expressed a vague wish to take up crochet or a similarly meaningful activity in 2014.  No sooner did the words leave my mouth than a sorority sister informed me  that you can either be (1) really good at crafting or (2) really good at exercising.  As she can quilt and do yoga and is very good at both, I take her seriously in this area.

No to crochet.  Yes to…more fitness.

I’m not making any “tangible” resolutions this year as far as my running-yoga-core work life goes.  Just like the sun and the planets, pretty much everything orbits around the idea of remaining uninjured.  Breaking up with my physical therapist was a sad day, but I do not ever want to go back to him.

Also: I already know what I need to do.  Build a mileage base.  Continue to practice yoga regularly (which also means continuing to get out of bed without hitting the sleep button on my alarm at 5:00 AM).  Do my core work.

This is the status quo.

There’s also not a lot to talk about running-wise at the moment because the absolute earliest I will race is March and the only real goal I have is to run a faster marathon.  In October.  In the meantime, it’s just the DVR, Skip and me.

If you’ve managed to hang on for this long as we wander through what is happening in my running life, congratulations.

Really the most exciting news of the year so far (it’s only been six days) is that I did order a pair of the Ravenna 5s – my Ravenna 3s are on their very last legs.  I am hopeful that these will be an improvement on the 4s, because if they are not, then I will be in the market for an entirely new pair of shoes.  If you are a running shoe monogamist like me (and I know some of you are), you can imagine what a massive pain that hunt could end up being.  I am not terrifically optimistic.

I’ll report back once the shoes arrive and I’ve logged a few miles in them.

Do you have any fitness goals for 2014?


3 responses to “New Year, New Miles

  1. Well I guess my obsession w knitting explains why I suck at fitness. There is always an answer.

  2. My fitness goal for 2014 is to run 12 races throughout the year.

  3. I agree. I am either good at knitting or running, but I rarely am able to balance both. How I’m going to add school to that is beyond comprehension.
    I’ve been a monogamist and terrified that I won’t like the new iteration of the Saucony Guide. My 5s are coming to an end, and I need to decide if the Guide 6 is where I’ll put my trust (the GTX is promising) or if I need to move to Brooks as well. I do love my Cascadias for trail running.
    Prayers for shoe karma.

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