During my 11 consecutive weeks of marathoning last Fall, fell off track with regard to active training.  Between work, personal life & traveling East Coast 10 of those 11 weeks, struggled for consistency — pace dropped off, ran injured for 6 weeks.

2016 goal: ENJOY the run, ENJOY the journey, ENJOY whom I’m running with, look around/ENJOY my surroundings, REMEMBER how blessed I am – and CONSISTENCY.

Just before New Year’s, signed up online for my 2016 running challenge – in addition to entering 40 marathons/ultras this year (only 3 east of the Mississippi 🙂 ), joined a new running community: Run the Year 2016.

Motto:  Run, Crawl, Walk, Conquer, Dominate 2,016 miles in 2016

Site is actually geared to new runners – folks wanting to lose weight, change/rebuild lifestyles…but 2,000 miles?  Jeez, seems like an impossible challenge.  But when you break it down over the entire year, it’s only 5 ½ miles a day.  CONSISTENCY.  Awesome drawing inspiration from like-minded individuals all over the USA.  LOVE it!


January 31 at 7:05pm
double digit miles in light snow – great way to end January!  181.5 miles, 11 months to go — on track, still lotta room for improvement.


Run The Year

Imagine yourself doing something BIG in 2016.  Imagine yourself doing something that will get you into the best shape of your life.  Imagine making a New Years Resolution that lasts all year long.  Imagine taking a friend with you on a journey to health, happiness, and achievement.  This might sound impossible, but believe us when we say: “ANYBODY CAN DO IT!”


Welcome to Run The Year 2016 – 2,016 in 2016 Challenge presented by Run The Edge.  We’re challenging you to run, walk, or crawl 2,016 miles in 2016.  We want you to use your feet to get you to the finish line.  Run The Year with us and an amazing community of like-minded people who will encourage you, celebrate your accomplishments, and (most importantly) keep you running and walking as you cover 2,016 miles in a single year.


Our goal is to make the Run The Year Challenge as motivating and fun as possible.  Run The Edge promises to pour our hearts and souls into making this challenge an exciting year long journey.  We’re in it to help you make a goal and stick with it.  Are you ready to join us?


Run The Year registration gives you free access to a custom mileage tracker so you can log miles throughout the year. Track miles for yourself and for your team as you complete 2,016 miles!

2,016 in 2016 registration gives you complete, year long access to the Aid Station, Training Room, Nutrition Bar, and Listening Lounge.  These curated areas will give you the tools necessary to achieve your 2016 goals.

Are you a walker that wants to complete your first 5k?  Are you a marathoner looking to improve your PR? Registration includes over $180 worth of free Run The Edge running training plans.


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