ng for 2015, then return to finish blogging about the last few months of 2014. It will be a little disjointed, but to me, it seems to make sense.
The number one goal that I had in terms of running this year was to have completed 520 miles. For some more experienced runners, this might have seemed like a really lame goal, but it was just slightly higher than the goal of the year prior, and considering that I spent the last half of 2013 injured, setting this nominal goal for 2014 seemed doable. At the end of the day though, I hadn't counted on being sidelined with foot complications, and this goal was just not attainable.
After calculating and recalculating my tally for the year, I finished having traveled 323.11 miles.
In some respects, I am happy that I was able to do this much, and in other respects, I am saddened that I set a goal and wasn't able to meet it. I hate not finishing what I started, and it feels like I have let myself down. Husbeast keeps telling me to open my eyes and see all that I did manage to accomplish this year instead of what I wasn't able to accomplish... so here goes.
This year, (although I haven't finished blogging about all of them), I completed
- 15 half marathons
- 2 10K races
- 1 6K race
- 2 5K races
- 1 4K race
- 1 race that billed itself as a 5K OCR but came up lacking
and the most important distance race of my life...
- My dissertation was completed and successfully defended, earning me the title of "Doctor."
I also was able to check off another 6 states in my quest for running a half marathon in each state of the United States (KY, TN, MS, AR, LA, UT).
As I think toward next year, I have one goal... and that is to finish what I started last year and reach that number of 520. This year, I will do it.