1000 miles – Check!

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions to be broken but rather focus on a goal that I can work toward during the year which forces me to make a conscious, continued effort to maintain fitness.  This year, my goal was to run 1000 miles, prompted by another blogger, Tall Mom on the Run.  Tall Mom created a challenge to others to “move” 1000 miles throughout the year.  For me, this meant running.  She published a shared spreadsheet and all those involved in the challenge added in their mileage at their leisure. 

I am happy to say that I bumped past my 1000 miles on Saturday’s run.   I was so close all week but with the flu and Mr. Michael’s poor sleeping habits it was hard to get in those last few miles.  To be honest, it has been a struggle all year to rack up miles, and focus on fitness, due to injuries and Mr. Michael.  I never could have reached my goal without some major support at home from hubby and him doing baby duty on the only morning he would have a chance to “sleep in”.  So I am very thankful for his help and the fact that he didn’t bitch too much frequently helps with Michael so I can squeeze fitness into our very busy life.  Thanks, Mick!

Attaining the 2011 goal makes me reflect a lot on where I want to go for 2012.   When one is part of a family, they must also consider others and the sacrifice that they too will make to “help” YOU achieve a goal.  So I do not take goals lightly, it is a serious thing for me and I hope that it is for you too.  I frequently put what I want to achieve on the back burner in order to pick something that is realistic and doable for all of us.  For example, I really want to do an IronwoMan but I know that at this point in our lives, it would be impossible to TRAIN for that type of committment and also LIVE life and PARTICIPATE in the family and WORK a full-time job.  So alas, this isn’t the year, and quite possibly there won’t be time for IwoM training until the lil man is considerably older and can make his own breakfast more independent.  However, my bike has sat on the trainer for several years now and it will be coming off this spring.  I will be going back to triathlon and may possibly just stick to the International distance to keep the peace the training requirements in the manageable range.  So you can look for me and my beautiful bike on the TRI circuit again next year.

And I’ll be probably be wearing my Team TOUGH CHIK jersey.   

Check out the intro to Team Tough Chik and join me and lots of other ladies who will be racing under that name this year……running, biking, TRI-ing. 

Make it Happen!                                                                                                                Amanda – TooTallFritz                                                                            amanda@tootallfritz.com

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5 thoughts on “1000 miles – Check!

  1. Nice job, Amanda! I just hit mile 825 for year 2011. Maybe next year I can follow in your footsteps and reach 1000. I have great respect and admiration for runners who are also moms. I give you all so much credit for being able to balance your goals with having a family. Keep up the good work; you are an inspiration!

  2. Way to go TTF – triatholon…Ironwomen…yah…yah…yah….impressive ya “tough-chiks!” You ladies far tougher than I…can bike….just can’t swim…sink like a rock…water scares me unless its knee deep or at least touch bottom.

    In case ya wanna know, just checked my log – 1929-miles for the year. Probably got another 50 that haven’t been added to the spreadsheet yet…definitely will hit 2000 end of year. Not bragging…probably why got so many nagging, lingering injuries – LOL!

    Keep it up sister….running…biking….swimming…ya rock!

  3. Thanks for the props. We’ve had our time, I’ve had my time, and you need your time. I too have a nasty hobby\habit that won’t go away. This time the boy can join in and “help” me with it. I can’t wait to see what the future brings to us, Cheers! Love ya… BTW – That may be the picture I start putting on unsuspecting people’s refrigerators… lol

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