On our trip to Florida in Summer of 2004, I started to play with the idea of running the American River 50 in April of 2007. I committed myself and started to train.
In 2005, I ran slightly less than 1,630 miles.
In 2006, I ran slightly less than 1,680 miles.
In 2007, I ran 1,721 miles. This included successfully completing the American River 50.
In 2008, I ran more than 1,925 miles!
In 2009, I ran 1,832 miles.
In 2010, I ran 1,700 miles. This included two full weeks off during the trip to Spain in the summer.
In 2011, I ran 1,763 miles. This seems impossible in a year that I took almost nine weeks of vacation!
In 2012, my goal was to start cross-training. I ran and hiked 1,441 miles. This included two full weeks off during the trip to Italy in the summer. Additionally, I cycled 1,133 miles. Most of this cycling was done on a stationary bike. I covered 1,016 miles virtually biking across America.
In 2013, I ran 1,521 miles and cycled 1,092 miles. My goal for 2013 was to best both the running and the cycling totals. I accomplished the running goal. Additionally, I was going to try and lift at least 48 times (4 times a month) at Arden Hills. I failed in this goal.
I am not going to establish mileage goals for 2014. My aerobic work-outs are hard wired. I am going to restart a sit-up, push-up and light routine that I have done in the past. My goal is do this 100 times in 2014.