I knew going into Sunday's long run that I would in fact run my 1,000th mile in 2011. The plan was to meet Deb and Missi at 5:45AM so I could join them for the first 12 miles of their 19 mile run. I wasn't feeling it on Saturday so I decided to take a second rest day in the hopes that my calf muscle would benefit from a little extra rest. I pressed snooze I few times Sunday morning but felt pretty good overall when I woke up and fortunately the calf seemed to be happy with the extra rest. I met up with Deb and Missi and we headed out on our run. We ended up running on the road on the way out because the sun hadn't come up yet and the trail was very dark. Around mile three we were having a serious conversation and I said: "on a much lighter note I just ran my 1,000th mile in 2011." There was no fan fare, balloons, or parties. A simple good job and yeah from Deb and Missi and we kept on running! It was nice to be running with others when I hit the 1,000 milestone!
Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inpsire me!!