I started 2013 hoping to run a half marathon distance (13.1 miles) run each month. I ran my first half in December of 2012.

I was on track in January.

February saw me run 11.76 miles and then another couple of miles to total a half distance for the day.

March, April, May, June and July all had half distances run in them.

August was a little bit of a disappointment for me. We moved to my in laws for a month. While I was able to pound out 72 miles that month (an impressive feat in and of itself because I hate running out there), there was no half completed.

September was a bigger disappointment when I tried for half and failed to complete it. I fell two miles short. I had to walk two miles to get home. It was an epic fail.

October saw me get the miles back up, but saw no half.

It was in October I realized my hope of 12 halfs this year was slowly slipping away from me. In November I began training for a marathon in January.

November saw me run the most miles I’ve ever run in a month (120!!!) and it saw me find the half distance again. Twice (one 13.1 and one 15). It also saw me run 11.7 & 12 miles as well.

As I’m wrapping up December and the year, I have run four runs of half distance or more this month. I have run a 13.1, 15, 19 & 20. Not only will I finish the year with 12 half distance (or farther), but I will have two extra. Fourteen of them.

I can end the year satisfied.

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