I am a road cyclist, first and last. I have been riding since the end of 1980 when I was a senior in High School..
But I also am, or used to be, a long distance runner. I ran high mileage for 23 years, completing 52 marathons (including 6 Bostons) and 2 ultras. I have not run seriously since 2004, but every year I try and run some, especially during the winter months. During my "serious running" days I would celebrate every 5000th mile mark with a good (aka high quality junk food) meal. I finally hit my official, logged 60000th running mile a few weeks ago.
It has been a very difficult last 12 months, a lot of it due to my own actions, but I am so happy I was able to finish off the year with this milestone.
And the 5 Guys cheeseburger with jalapenos hit the spot!
I hope my teammates are all well.