Bye Bye 2009

These past few days everyone’s ‘looking back’ at the past year.  J asked me the other day about my thoughts on 2009.  I looked at him and said, “I don’t know, I was too busy running.”  I’d say this was the year that I really got hooked on running.  Sure I’ve trained and ran marathons in the past, but nothing like this year.  In the beginning of 2009, running was a means to an end, it was to help me get back in shape and later train for a marathon; along the way, running provided the euphoria to help improve my mood; slowly it morphed into a necessity, a need as fundamental as food, water, and sleep.  I looked at my running log and realized that I had run a total of 1315.5 miles this entire year.  I’ve worn through 3 pairs of running shoes, fashioned 3 black toenails for the better part of the year, and sported an eternal tan line in the shape of my trusted Garmin across my left wrist.  Throughout my life, I have never felt so ‘zen’ and energized at the same time as I have this year.  So I guess 2009 was a very good year for me, and I’m looking forward to continuing this through 2010 with a BQ cherry on top!

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