(Alternate title: “You Know I’d Run a Thousand Miles/Kilometers”)
It was the weekend before I turned 24. My sister and I were dining at one of my favorite restaurants in D.C. with one of our closest friends, Halli. That’s when Halli and I made a pact to run at least 500 miles in 2016. A New Year’s resolution. We reasoned that 10 miles a week was certainly attainable — I’d run the Across the Bay 10K only a month earlier, so my runs were averaging six to seven miles a pop — and 500 was a safer/cleaner goal than 520.
It pleases me to say that I am on track to surpass that benchmark, having reached 500 kilometers (about 310 miles) just a little bit past the year’s halfway point. I know this because I joined a MapMyRun challenge at the beginning of the year in which participants agree to shoot for 1,000 kilometers in 2016. As you can see from the picture, I am currently in the top 10 percent of all participants; I have run more this year — or at least logged more miles — than 90 percent of my competitors! Race you to the pizza, suckers!🍕