My Life as a Dog

Monday, December 24, 2012

500 Miles More!

Last year when I set and accomplished a goal of running 400 miles that year, I had no plans to meet that or even up the ante for 2012. During the year at some point I realized that I would pass 400 miles. It was then that I decided that I would indeed go beyond last years accomplishment by running a total of 500 miles. Well today (Christmas Eve Day) I wrapped up my goal. Last year I waited until New Years Eve to find that the gym had closed at 2 pm and I was going to have to run outside if I was going to reach that goal. This year I have almost a whole week of buffer that I no longer need. Needless to say it feels good!

I'm not going to make any promises about next year yet but with training for and running a marathon and three Ragnar relays, I'm pretty sure that I will surpass this years mileage. One day I hope to switch to some road biking but for now I seem to occupy all my extra time running. I guess it could be worse. No?

On a side note...
After running I thought it would be nice to sit in the sauna for a bit. About when I went in a lady was leaving. Other than that I had the place to myself. I had my music playing and sat there relaxing for quite a while when I decided that I had had enough. As I walked out of the sauna I noticed there was no one in the pool or the hot tub. And as I looked further out into the gym it looked like the lights were off. I went to the locker room and toweled off a bit. Upon walking out into the main gym I was surprised to see it was empty. Oops! The gym had closed at 2 pm (again) and it was 2:15 pm. If they made an announcement I didn't hear it because of my music. There were just two people cleaning and then another guy at the front door that was able to let me out. I wonder how long I could have stayed there before someone would have found me. This was almost my Christmas Eve spent at Gold's! :)