Just a quick post today. Yesterday was really packed with one activity after another. Since I had the appointment in the morning then went straight down to help my dad, I didn’t get my 4 mile run completed. I spent the rest of the day and evening driving the kids around and I never had the one hour block of time needed to run. I decided I would run during my son’s football practice … but then that didn’t work out either because they finished earlier than normal and I didn’t want to leave my youngest home alone for that long. So, after finally making my last trip in the car at 10 pm to pick up my daughter from her choir performance at school, I was about ready to collapse from exhaustion. I decided that, at this point, it wouldn’t matter if I ran in the morning vs. that night. So at 10:30 pm I decided it could wait … and I started putting my pj’s on to get ready for bed. I was brushing my teeth and had a nagging feeling that I was forgetting something….
Then I remembered….
I had not completed a mile yet. It was “Streak Day” 298. I almost cried. I just wanted to go to bed. But, instead, I took my pj’s off and put some work out clothes on and crawled onto my
dreadmill treadmill in our master bedroom. I grabbed a couple of magazines and put it on a super slow crawl of 3.0 miles/hr. and walked and walked and walked. That mile felt longer and worse than mile 6 of my 10K last weekend. But, I finished it … and “the Streak” is intact. Barely. I really don’t know how long I will keep the streak alive. I will probably end it after one year – for reasons like tonight, if nothing else. It has been invaluable in forcing me to keep an exercise routine but as long as I continue with a training plan for a race, I am serving the same purpose. So, we’ll see….it will be hard to stop!