I realise that there are still a few days left, and I need to squeeze in a 30 minute challenge run before the year is out, so my total will probably edge up a little further, but yesterday I hit the 1,000 mile mark for running in 2020.
It has, for all of us, been a very different year from the one we were probably looking forward to at this point last year. For me, I suspect running is one of the things that has helped most in getting me through it.
Back at the start of 2020, I set myself some goals:
- See how much lower I could take my 5k PB below 28:38
- Get my 10k PB below one hour from 1:03:49
- Get my 10 mile PB below 1:45:00 from 1:49:29
- Get my Half Marathon PB below 2:30:00 from 2:30:23
- Complete the equivalent of John o' Groats to Land's End (874 miles) by the end of the year.
As the year passed, my runs increased in length and duration, and I ticked the goals off one by one so that they now stand at:
- 5k - 26:36
- 10k - 58:19
- 10 miles - 1:34:29
- HM - 2:05:46
- John o' Groats - Land's End completed 22 November
It's been quite a journey and I'm interested to see where 2021 takes me (and hopefully it takes me beyond the boundaries of my village and local surrounds so that I can discover some new places to run in).
In the meantime, I hope everyone had a lovey Christmas and that 2021 brings you health and happiness.
As always, stay safe.