You may have noticed that I haven’t been doing much writing lately. I hope to change that soon. We’ve had a crazy winter here, and it’s kept me very busy as of late. Back at the start of February, we had a water pipe burst downstairs and make quite a mess. Then, later that same week, our roof started leaking. As they say, when it rains it pours (through your roof!). Needless to say, much of my “free time” this month has been taken up by doing repairs and dealing with the aftermath.
While I haven’t been able to find much time to write lately, fortunately I have still been finding time to run. These have been much-needed runs. With everything that’s been going on, I likely would have gone completely mad if it had kept me from running as well. Instead, I actually made February – the shortest month of the year – my highest mileage month ever. And, unlike last month when we were subjected to weeks-long sub-zero temperatures, very few of these miles were run inside on the treadmill.
It’s amazing how much our perspective changes over time. There were actually a few weeks during February that I was a bit disappointed about not getting more miles in. But looking back at the end of the month, I hit my highest monthly mileage ever at 142.4 miles. Every week of February, I had higher mileage than even my highest mileage week going into my first marathon in December 2010.
Looking back at the start of last year, when I was still recovering from my ITBS injury, my mileage was very low. In both January and February of this year, I ran more miles than January through March of last year combined.
It’s hard to be disappointed with that.