Well, my new year is off to a great start! I finally banished that stomach bug just in time for the neighbors' new year's party. I had every intention of getting in my first run on January 1st, but I decided to reorganize the house (which I'm still in the process of) and go shopping. Instead, I postponed my run till Sunday night and went out right before dark.
It was amazing! The time just flew by and my feet just led me where they wanted to go. I paid no attention to my watch, just ran and enjoyed the night. I felt like I could run forever. When I finally got home, I checked my watch and I had run 7.25 miles! This is definately the kind of runner I want to be. One that runs for the fun of it and enjoys every second of it.
All in all, a great start to the first week of the year. I even managed some speed work yesterday! I don't think I'm going to make any new year's goals this year except for racing once a month. I want to run for the fun of it. Yes, I'm still secretly hoping to run 1,000 miles total this year. But as long as I have fun with it, I'm not going to mind if I fall short.