I had a plan to run 32 miles last week. A certain reader said he'd eat his hat if I ran that far. I ran that far. This is not the first time I've been challenged and won. Victory rules.
It didn't come easy. I ran every day from Tuesday to Saturday, two consecutive days of seven miles, a four-miler, a six-miler and finally an eight-miler.
I haven't broken 30 miles in a week since the week of the Akron Marathon. Last week's tally was just two miles shy of my highest weekly mileage this year (34 miles).
I celebrated my diligence this weekend with two parties, imbibing as much of the holiday spirit as my palate could withstand.
Mile Tracker 1,000: Still 66 miles to go.