In January of 2006, our daughter Jessica and I set a goal that we'd each walk or run 1000 miles during the course of the year. I am happy to report that we have successfully met that challenge, in spite of a round of major surgery and follow-up treatment for Jessica in September and October. We are setting a further challenge for 2007, another 1000 miles of walking/running for each of us, and Jessica will also bicycle 1000 miles. Yu-haa, here we go.
And, yes, we do expect to walk/run at least two marathons during 2007: The Colorado Marathon in Fort Collins, in May; and the Fox Cities Marathon in Neenah-Menasha-Appleton in September (our third time).
We'll keep you updated on our progress during the course of the year. Here's the final tally, and next year's goal:
Individual target: 1000 miles.
Tom, actual: 1160 miles.
Tom, miles remaining: 0 miles.
Jessica, actual: 1003 miles.
Jessica, miles remaining: 0 miles.
Team target: 2000 miles.
Team, actual: 2163 miles.
Team, miles remaining: 0 miles.
Team target: 2000 miles walking/running & 1000 miles bicycling.
Tom: 1000 miles walking.
Jessica: 1000 miles running and 1000 miles bicycling.