Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Today is our wedding anniversary! 31 years!
It appears that I tend to do things for long periods of time: 31 years married, 26 years in the same job, and, as of Sunday, 2007 miles run so far this year bringing my lifetime (logged) total to 46,813 miles.
Running 2000 miles in a year has long been a standard for me - a proof of consistency which, I believe, is key to running well. I've been logging my miles since 1981 and, in that time, have run at least 2000 miles 14 different years. Most years where I fell short have fairly obvious reasons: pregnancy (1984-85, 1987-88), broken arm (1993, 2005), stress fracture (2000), car accident (1996). And some years I just didn't put in the miles...but missed by no more than 135 miles. This year is exceptional as I have never before crossed the 2000 threshold so early in the year. Now, I just need to stay smart, stay consistent!
Consistency, on the surface, may appear to be a rather dull approach to life but apply it well and it can lead to very exciting rewards.