Good Monday to ‘ya! We had a beautiful but HOT weekend here in the “Valley of the Sun”. It was at least 85 degrees on Saturday at my son’s football game. Crazy. I felt a little sorry for him but he had better get used to this if he wants to play tackle football in Phoenix – it ain’t gonna be any cooler in August.
I am still coughing and coughing like crazy (and blowing my nose every 30 seconds) and my family has had about enough. I finally got some antibiotics called in last night and started the first couple of doses. I pray that I start to feel better soon. I am so sick of feeling like this!
Took my doggie for a long walk this morning. Used my Runtastic App to make sure I went at least a mile (did about 1.5 miles today) and that, ladies and gentlemen, means FIFTY DAYS OF STREAKING! Yes, at least one mile … every single day – for 50 straight days. You can read the history on this here. I am pretty proud of this because I have done it through:
a) the busiest “season” of our family’s year
b) my dad being hospitalized and having surgery
c) 2-3 rounds of a bad cold with fever / sinus issues / bronchitis
Plus everything else that goes along with having 3 over-scheduled kids. There were many instances when I had no time or energy to get the mile done but I figured out a way. There were a couple of very late nights on the treadmill in our bedroom squeezing it in at the last minute. There was one night that I got home so late from my daughter’s rehearsal (and my husband was already asleep so I couldn’t use the very loud treadmill in our room) that I used the Runtastic App to measure distance, time and pace and did a mile in my house – out the front door, around the front yard, back through the house a million times – out the back door and around the pool and backyard. It was crazy. BUT, I did it.
So, it was a little foolish a few times – my body probably could have used the rest since I’m still sick but I think the lessons I learned about pushing through things I didn’t WANT to do were invaluable. Building healthy habits just doesn’t happen – you actually have to work at it, whether I want to or not.
At the one month mark several weeks ago, I received my t-shirt from Dr. Ziltzer.
To celebrate 50 days of streaking, I’m finally giving myself a little present – new running shoes. I just went to a running store and went through the full assessment of my feet and gait analysis. They measured my arches and video-taped me running on a treadmill barefoot – then did a video-analysis of my feet, ankles, pronation, etc. With this information, I was led to a wall o’ shoes to choose from quite a few with my “specs”. I usually have the best luck with Asics so I started with them – and they were still my favorite after trying on several other brands. I have boring white and navy Asics now though and I really wanted a fun, bright color. Sadly, they were out of the hot pink in my giant shoe size. So, I went home empty handed but they ordered the pink ones and I should have them in a few days. Yay!
Oh, and another bit of good news – my replacement FitBit arrived this weekend. I’m so glad to have my little friend back. Kudos to the FitBit company for sending me a free replacement unit after I lost my first one. They didn’t have to – they just offered to. Great customer service! Looking forward to getting back to using it – while I continue on my streak!