I seriously can’t believe I’ve been streaking for 2 weeks now! My first week was really rough, but I can tell that all that initial foam rolling and icing has helped a lot because this week has been so much easier! Here’s my milage recap:
Thursday 12/5: 1 mile on the treadmill
Friday 12/6: 1 mile on the treadmill
Saturday 12/7: 3 miles at the Ugly Sweater Run in Fairmount Park!
Sunday 12/8: 1 mile on the treadmill
Monday 12/9: 4 miles on the treadmill
Tuesday 12/10: 1 mile on the treadmill
Wednesday 12/11: 4 miles on the treadmill
Total milage for the week: 16 miles
Total milage for the Run Streak: 32.1 miles
How did I do with last week’s goals? Well, not so good. I wanted to increase my milage by one mile (didn’t happen), run a super fast mile (didn’t happen, I want this to happen outside but not with all the snow and ice on the ground!) and I wanted to run more outside (didn’t happen because of all the snow/ice/late hours at work). I can’t blame weather and use it as an excuse, but it looks like that’s what I’m doing this week. Oh well, I can’t dwell on that because I have so much to be proud of! This is once again one of the highest milage weeks I’ve ever had and I’m actually feeling really good and a lot stronger! I’m still foam rolling at least once a day and it’s much less painful than it was last week!
I hate to sound corny, but I think doing the run streak is one of the best things I’ve ever done. I’ve always tried to do monthly milage goals but ultimately something happened that made me decide to skip many runs each week which always put me under my goal. With this challenge, I never have to think “Hmmm should I run today? Do I need the miles? Am I too tired?” because it doesn’t matter – I HAVE to run every day no matter what. And strangely that has been a really relaxing and calming thing for me. There’s no question about “Should I?”, now it’s “How long?” or “Inside or outside?”. Or usually, “What crazy reality TV show should I watch while running today?”. My new current obsessions: Generation Cryo (MTV, Monday nights at 10:00), Duck Dynasty (A&E, it’s on almost every night!), and whatever amazing Christmas show is on ABC Family’s The 25 Days of Christmas each night. Tuesday night I ran while watching The Year Without A Santa Claus and I definitely spent some time dancing to the Snow Miser’s song before I started foam rolling!
I’m definitely on Team Snow Miser – who would want a green Christmas?
I’m terrible at following goals, but here are some for next week that I think I can do: actually increase my milage by at least 1 mile (I’m due for a long run so this should happen!), do cross training 1 day next week using some ideas from yesterday’s blog post, and do at least 1 run outside. Philly is due for even more snow this weekend which is very exciting for my Christmas spirit but a bit annoying because all my favorite running trails are already covered in snow and I’ll have to be super careful! I will hopefully be able to get some miles done on the Schyulkill River Trail this weekend without falling on my face!
I’ve joined up with some other fabulous run streakers for a link up party! If you’re streaking make sure to link up so we can all check out each other’s progress!
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One last thought – if you’re looking for a fabulous new running headband to get you through the run streak, enter my giveaway here! You could win a Brooks Infiniti Headband! Happy streaking everyone!
Fellow run streakers – how was week #2? Do you have any goals for next week?