Wednesday, December 31, 2008


It's done! 500.01 miles for 2008. I had a great run yesterday. It was 60 degrees when I set off at ten minutes to 4:00. The sun was shining, low in the sky. There was a steady breeze. I had downloaded David Cook's new CD to my iPod (it's awesome! Jill, if you haven't gotten it yet, you need to), and I had just enough time to get in my 5.78 miles by the time it got dark at 5 p.m.

When I got to my last .25 miles I had a big smile on my face and was listening to KT Tunstall's Suddenly I See. I've no aspirations to be a super model, but I love that song. It really gets me moving & feeling like I know exactly why I'm putting my body through the miles on the road.

Her face is a map of the world
Is a map of the world
You can see she's a beautiful girl
She's a beautiful girl
And everything around her is a silver pool of light
The people who surround her feel the benefit of it
It makes you count
She holds you captivated in her pout

Suddenly I see
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see
Why the hell it means so much to me

That 500 mile goal is the reason I've run this past week and a half. Honestly if I didn't have it to meet, I don't know if I'd have made myself get out there.

I love setting & meeting goals. I think I need to set more for 2009.

But not today. Today I'm kicking back, doing a little work from home, shopping for NYE appetizers for tonight's get together with our friends, and generally chillin' with the kids.

One more Happy New Year to ya! See you all in 2009.


debbyweighsin said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You make me want to get out there and run!

Jill said...

The hubs got me DC's cd for Christmas and I finally listened to it last night(after I ripped it to my ipod) on the treadmill!!! It's awesome, isn't it?!?!

And I love love love that KT Tunstall song!

I am so proud of you for meeting that goal - that is amazing!!! 2009 is going to be OUR year, I can feel it!

Happy NYE!!!

Helen said...

Congratulations and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

LG said...

Yay! 500 MILES! (You know there's a song called that, too!)

I love that K.T. Tunstall song.

I'm so so proud of you. You are someone who I've always been proud of in the amazon days and you've grown and grown as you've lost and lost. Don't underestimate yourself, I really don't. Love your card and I hope 2009 is a better year for all of us.

(PS My news was in a comment to my own post earlier this week. That's why you didn't see it. I was trying to be subtle.)

MCM Mama said...

Good job hitting your goal!

Happy New Year!

Shauna said...

Wow well done! I've got the 500 miles song stuck in my head now :) Happy new year matey!

Cindy...154 said...

Congratulations!!! That's inspiring!!!! Happy New Year!!