I was most pleased….and
blessed…to have been able to run 1483 miles in 2016, only 10 miles less than I
ran in 2015. I was fortunate to be that
consistent between the two years. That’s
an average of 124 miles per month; or 28.5 per week, for the 52
The 1483 miles in 2016 gives me 52,436 miles
since 1978, an average of 1344 miles per year for the 39 full years (not
counting the 185 miles I ran in ’77). My 2016 total was about 150 above my
annual average for those 39 years. My
least mileage through those years was in 1998 (927 miles) and the most was 2004
miles which I did in 2004. I’m very blessed that my mileage has remained
consistent over those 39 years.
I also ran 2 marathons,
Boston and one in Cologne, Germany where I was able to qualify for Boston, 2018.
These were marathons number 63 and 64 since the first in Chicago 1978.
IF….and a big IF….I’m able
to complete Boston in 2017 and 2018, that would give me a streak of 16 Bostons
in a row, with 17 total Bostons….which I’m very proud to even having that
As I have said before.... my running may end
tomorrow….but I can run today; and for that I’m blessed beyond measure.