After I get home for the evening I typically log my workout stats in for the day on a spreadsheet I started back in January. After realizing that I have logged over 100 miles for the month of December, I wanted to see just how many miles I have run all year.
I added up all my monthly totals to find that I currently have run 1,795.3 miles in 2011. I am surprised that my legs have carried me that far.
I feel confident that it is safe to say that I will run over 1,800 miles this year. For a frame of reference, that is farther from Los Angeles, California to Cedar Rapids, Iowa (a city located in the eastern part of the state between Des Moines and the Mississippi River).
Back in January I would have never guessed I could have run this much and felt so good while doing it. My body never ceases to amaze me.
If I log just as many miles in 2012, I'll be just as happy. If I log more, great. I don't really care about the number of miles I run, although it is fun to look at, I really care more about being healthy. I'm excited for 2012 and all that it has in store.
Do you keep track of how many miles you run? I used to never do it, but 2011 was the first year and I'll keep track of everything from now on.