Back on the 6th January I set myself the challenge to walk 1,000 miles in 2014. It sounded challenging but doable. When I started c25k in March, I changed the rules so that running counted towards the target as well. Now 12 months later (with less than 36 hours to spare), I have finally hit that milemilestone (get it? sorry for being such a geek) with a rather boring treadmill run. My first. But alas, being so close to the goal, there was no way I could let the weather and icy roads get in my way!
Looking back, I'm amazed by how the simple act of walking or running on a regular basis has improved my health and my life. It sounds like a cliche, and it probably is, but when I started I was obese and on a fairly high dose of anti depressants. Today I'm "normal weight" with far fewer back aches, and the "happy pills" are but a distant memory.
Happy New Year to everybody, and happy running!