New day, old numbers

I kept my streak going even though I have felt horribly nauseated all day. So let’s just look at the numbers from this year.

2 Marathons:
Maratona di Roma 4:12:35
Maratona delle Cattedrali 3:47:45

1 Half Marathon:
Vorbasse Half Marathon 1:50:47

3 5ks:
Craft Brew Races New Haven 5k 24:52
Courtney Honda Independence Day 5000 23:58
Chilly Chili Run 5k 24:16

I did not run many races at all. But I kept my mileage up. 1527.82 miles (2458.79 km) over 237.38 hours, burning 186,332 calories. So I basically matched last year’s output. Even though I only ran 35 miles (56.3 km) in May due to injury and uncertainty.
It was not an easy year in many ways, and in others it was the best year ever. I suppose the “Facts of Life’ theme had it right. “You take the good, you take the bad, you take them all and there you have…” and that’s that. I have no goals again for next year, I am just going to keep moving along. I’m going to try and match the past two years, I think I am comfortable at this output. I hope I can run some more races, but it is difficult with my work schedule and the general lack of races, relatively. We will see what the year brings though.
Meanwhile, I will spend the rest of this year watching the best New Year’s movies, Ghostbuster 2 and Trading Places. Seriously, they are New Year’s movies. Definitely two of my favorites. Both Dan Aykroyd movies too.
Stay safe always, but particularly tonight, it’s one of the more dangerous nights on the roads, because we tend to not pay attention to not driving when we’ve been drinking. I don’t understand why this is such a difficult concept. But whatever.
Remember that what we define as a “New Year” is arbitrary and our way of telling time is anthropocentric and it’s flawed. So don’t go too crazy about everything, do your best, stay positive, fight fascism and keep strong. That’s what I’m focusing on this year.

Have fun, keep running, and remember; if Gil can run then so can you!


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