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Run Streak 2016

First of all, every time I say “run streak”, I think of Will Ferrell in Old School, running down the street in his birthday suit. Alas, I am NOT doing that kind of streaking. I’m just running every day.

 

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This past Saturday, I hit the one month mark, 31 days. I was supposed to get up early that morning and run a mile before I met my bestie for coffee, but I didn’t get up in time. After a very emotional week, apparently I needed the sleep more than a run. So, I went to coffee in my running clothes and headed to my favorite run spot afterwards. I think it was meant to be, I ran the Memorial Causeway over to the beach by myself for a total of 5 miles. There may or may not have been some tears shed. It seemed like the perfect way to end one month of running everyday. My total mileage for the month was 70.76 miles. Not bad at all. 

 

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I’m still keeping it going. Today was Day 36. I have no idea how long I’ll keep it up. Maybe I’ll wake up one day and decide not to run and I’ll just go back to 3-4 days a week. But for now, mentally and physically, I *need* to run every single day. It is good for my mind, body, and soul. 

Yes, it’s hot and humid. Yes, I’d love to sleep an extra 45 minutes in the morning. But right now, the thought of not running is not an option. I *need* to run.

I haven’t been on a scale since my dreaded doctor’s appointment awhile back so who knows if I’ve lost weight. But I can tell you my legs are slimming down and I feel stronger. I’m also very much enjoying the sunshine on my shoulders. 

So for now, I’ll keep it up. I’ll keep lacing up my shoes and taking care of myself. Running is therapy.

 

How long of a run streak have you done?

1 Comment

  1. Congrats! It is crazy something as simple as a run can change your whole day or month. Keep it going!! Hope things get better!
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