At the start of the year, I wrote about one of my goals for 2017: #run1000miles.
It was a challenge set by Trail Running magazine, to encourage its readers to sign up and run 1000 miles in 2017.
1000 miles in a year? Hmmm, it sounded like a lot of running and I had no idea if I could do it. Then again, it could keep me motivated through the year.
What the hell. I signed up for it. And to prove I was serious, I posted a pic on Instagram holding a signed copy of my #run1000miles pledge.
The $6m question
So, have I run 1000 miles in 2017?
Well, I keep a weekly running log but I’d lost track with how I was getting on. So I put my specs on and totted up the numbers.
It turns out I ran my 1000th mile on Saturday 28th October, during a short run with my wife.
Crack open the champers
I’m super chuffed to complete the challenge. And it’s pretty cool I was with my wife when I reached the magic milestone.
Looking at my running log, training for my first ultra in February and running 10k a day in May made a massive difference to my mileage. Without those, I might have struggled.
What a brilliant challenge. I’ll definitely be doing it again in 2018.
Right now, Christmas is nearly here and I’ve got a hankering for mince pies. After running more than 1000 miles this year, I’m not gonna feel too bad for indulging.