Friday, December 28, 2007

Over the Top

This morning I met my 1200-mile goal (plus one) when I did a 5.5 mile run. So I'm done! Thank you, and good night.

Just kidding. Time to start on next year's goal! I don't know what it will be. Just to keep running, really, and the mileage will take care of itself. I didn't even know that I was close to 1200 miles this year until mid-November.

And I still have at least one running day left in 2007.

Which does create a dilemma. I've signed up for a 5K run on New Year's Day, which is a Tuesday, and my running days are usually Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and either Saturday or Sunday. So do I keep to that schedule, which would have me running four consecutive days next week (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)? Or do I take one of the days off for rest?

The sensible thing would be to take off Monday (and I might do that). The only thing is, Monday is the last day of the year, and I wonder if I would regret not running that day? Or I could take off Sunday, but Sunday is usually such a good day for running, what with not having to get to work and all.

Oh, the dilemma of it all!

But the great thing is, now that I got my 1200 miles in, I can do either of those things with impunity. It could snow and leave me housebound for the next three days, and it wouldn't matter. (But it's not going to snow—in fact the weather might even improve on Sunday or Monday, further complicating my decision.)

Happy New Year in advance—I'm ready for 2008.

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