I got up at 5 a.m. today to get on the treadmill. It was pouring rain and storming, and I knew I was going to be busy this evening. It was going to be one of the last chances I had to make my goal of running 75 miles this month.
Four miles later, I had done it!
I have been steadily re-building my mileage this year and because I've been smart about it, I feel like it's been a success so far. I'm still running no more often than every other day, and even my long runs are only 10-13 miles. The vast majority of these have been easy, slow miles.
Eventually, I'd like to run regular 100-mile months, but I'm not in a rush. I'd rather go slowly and steadily than run myself into an injury again.