Today was my eighth consecutive day of running, and I’m not totally sick of it! In fact, I kind of love this.
I’m wondering if I’m going to turn into some kind of streaking nut. I like that there’s no “will I or won’t I run today” question to answer. Now, the question is, “When, and how far?”
There’s no “I don’t feel like running today, but I know I should, but I won’t” guilt. There’s just a consistent-looking bar graph forming on my Dailymile page.
I’ve taken two one-mile days–once because my stomach was full of pizza and soda when I had time to run, and once because I was about to do Body Works class–but that’s all. And five days a week of more-than-one-mile running ain’t bad, especially since I usually run four days a week max in the off-season.
I’m also finding that I’m running with other people a lot more, which is pretty nice. I went with coworkers yesterday and today at lunch, and I’m getting up to run tomorrow with a friend. (If said friend isn’t too hungover from Fifth Street Cross.)
This Holiday Running Streak technically lasts 39 days. I’ll likely run on January 2, also, just to make it 40. And then, I’m so close to 50. And Nick Galac said he’d buy me a case of Victory HopDevil if I make it to 100. And once I’m at 100, I might as well stick it out for a year and get listed on the United States Running Streak Association’s website…right? And then, it’d be a shame to break such a streak for anything less than horrible illness or injury…
I don’t know where this will end up going. But it’s going somewhere.