Okay, so a rather lengthy title. Do you remember that song? Sung by Diana Ross in the mid-seventies, I’d guess. Associated with some movie that I’ve long since forgot. Why is it important to the Distance Derby? Just that I thought you should look at where you are right now and where you want to be by the end of the year. Is hitting the next major mile marker achievable? And where would that put you in the placing if you did?
As the year progressed, I don’t think it was as much about the race as about personal goals and achievements. When Christine and Juanita shot out of the starting gates like a bullet, I knew I would never catch their miles. But I also kept my eye on the Top 10 and still do hope to finish in that range. And with six weeks to go, it’s still anyone’s race. The time change is now a contributing factor to my lack of rides and I’m not gambling on the weather holding up every weekend until the end of the year. We have been blessed this November.
And I have been blessed this entire year. Good horses, good rides, good friends and a fun, fun game. Thanks for playing along.
New Mile Markers
- Christine #15 Team Purple now over 1,700 miles
Please check your miles for accuracy. I credited the wrong person 10 miles and not sure if it was a typo or if those 10 should go to someone else.
And don’t forget to vote on the best day if you plan to attend the awards ceremony in January.