492.4 miles and counting

Staying focused on getting to 1,000 running miles this year is tough. I want to come up with so many reasons not to run, but having this goal and being registered for the Richmond Marathon keep me going. With five days left in the first half of the year, I have less than 8 miles to go to get to 500 -- I'm at 492.4 to be exact. Hitting the halfway point of this goal and then surpassing it with six months to go (I should be close to 510 by Wednesday), complete with marathon training still to come, I'm excited to wonder when -- not if -- I'll hit this milestone for the first time ever in a calendar year. In looking at what I hope to do this summer and early fall, I could very likely hit 1,000 miles in November.