500 miles down so far in 2015

I’ve reached 100 miles for the year for 2015 — just one day earlier than I did last year.

It's fun to celebrate my milestones with food. Chocolate chip cookies make up the zeroes in my "500." (Vanessa Junkin photo)
It’s fun to celebrate my milestones with food. My grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies make up the zeroes in my “500.” (Vanessa Junkin photo)

I checked to compare my progress to last year and found that I hit 500 on June 9, 2014, during a run in Ocean City. This year, I hit 500 during a five-miler today: June 8.

I’m off work today because I’m working on Sunday, so I decided to get in a run with the 11:30 Club, which I used to run with more often when I was off on weekdays — as the name indicates, the club runs at 11:30 a.m.

I knew I needed 4.76 miles to make it to 500, so I decided to run 5 miles.

I ended 2014 with a total of 1,152.78 miles, not too far from my goal for this year of 1,200 miles. I’m confident that I’ll be able to meet the 1,200-mile goal.

I’m also working on another one of the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year: to have a run streak for any one month. It’s something different, and a new way to motivate myself.

So far, I’ve run every day in June. Now that I’ve already run eight days, I might as well finish out the other 22, right?

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