Sticking to the plan. I may not be going far every day, but at least I am going every day which was the plan. Last week was a crazy and brutally busy week, yet I still managed to sneak in a run every day. I’ve even taken to bringing out the night running gear again because even though it may be the last thing I wanted to do, even though it might of been cold and rainy, or even if I had walked miles at a visit to my son’s soon to be college; I still managed to get a run in.
Tomorrow will be 10 days strong on my streak. Here is what I’ve discovered so far…
- This is NOT something that I would want to do long term
- This HAS actually been good for me so far.
- Even though time wise my week may not have allowed many miles, I’m finding that I would like to run more than a mile once started. Seems like a lot of work getting out the door for just one mile.
- I AM getting back into a routine.
- I AM definitely remember what it is like to run on tired legs even if it’s just a mile.
- I AM GOING TO MAKE IT TO DAY 30!
While I am very certain that streaking is not something that I would want to do long term, I do think it was a wise decision to lay it out there to do for thirty days. Now the question is no longer, “Will I run today?” but “When am I going to run today.”
There is not thought to it which makes it so much easier. It takes the excuses out of the equation and just makes them obstacles to overcome. Yes, I may be tired; but I’ve still got to run. Yes, it may be raining but I’ve got a rain jacket. Yes. Yes. Yes.
This week while busy, hopefully will allow some much needed breathing room and maybe even some more time for longer runs. Although, since my goal right now is 5K’s I really don’t need a ton of miles. This past week I ran just 11 miles, but they were probably 11 miles that I would not have run before I started this challenge. It became too easy to find an excuse even a good one not to run. 20 more days with a reason to run.
Here is not hoping that when this challenge is over that I will be back into the routine of running and running some more. Until then, I will just keep going.