It’s no secret that I am a numbers freak.
Not only does my job revolve around numbers (CPA!), but I generally just love them when it comes to pretty much anything. Obviously that includes running.
My running spreadsheet (yes I have a running spreadsheet) has columns of data with sums, sum if formulas and pivot tables. I keep track of miles, time, elevation, and shoes to name a few things. I love that when I started running back in February of 2008, I started tracking my miles because it’s fun to look back on, analyze and celebrate different achievements over time.
Today was literally one of those big milestones.
I got up as early as I could and set out for my 2nd long run of the weekend. I was excited to run a point to point route with Chris’s help, so I explored a couple new trails that connect trails that I already know. A little bit of new and a little bit of familiarity. I ran along while the miles passed by, enjoying the alone time, and as always feeling so lucky I have access to the amazing trails that I do.
I climbed, I descended, and I made my way around my favorite mountain.
20+ hot miles later, I was tired, dirty and covered in sweaty salt, but so happy.
When I got home I plugged my numbers into my spreadsheet and looked at my overall total to find a fun surprise.
I ran my 10,000th mile today!
I couldn’t have asked for a better run or a better place to run that mile. Back in those first 1,000 miles I am sure I couldn’t have imagined that I would be running around mountains for my 10,000th, but I am so glad I found my way to where I am today.