The runstreak officially turned one month old this week. Friday was Day 28.
My little baby runstreak is growing up so fast!!!
Read more for updates on all my runs this week!
"WTF, Nike! Where's my Sunday run?!?!"
Oddly, the Sunday run shows up on the daily runs, and in the monthly overview... But not the weekly. Weird... Notice, up at the top where it says "8 RUNS"? Yeah, it's recognizing that Sunday run there... But no image on the chart... Plus, the total mileage is accurate... WEIRD.
Total miles for the past week: 17.23
So, not nearly as big as last week's mileage, but still met my overall goal for the week of 17-18 miles. I'll take it. This week was CRAZY. We were slammed at work and personally as well. I just had a ton going on. In addition, this was the first week in my new shoes and I'm still breaking them in if you will, slowly adjusting my body to the mileage and my legs were feeling pretty tired.
Monday: 5.01 miles at 11:29
Just a nice, slow run around my neighborhood with my new shoes. The weather was nice and I took my dog Rory with me. The longest run I had all week.
Tuesday: 2.03 miles at 9:46 and 2.01 miles at 9:44
Double-Down! My friend Coley and I had tickets to go see a concert and so I knew I wouldn't be able to fit in one long run on Tuesday. So I got my butt out of bed for two miles before work and did another set of 2 miles right after work. This worked out pretty well, helping me to still put 4 miles up on the board when there was no way I'd have had time to do it otherwise. Might have to try it again this week...
Wednesday: 4.10 miles at 11:40
Trail running time with the dogs. I posted earlier about this run. I almost didn't go. I was glad I did, but it was a rough 4 miles. I felt horrible, I tripped, I stopped at 3 miles to let the dogs play in the creek and sat down. Shouldn't have sat down. That last mile was ROUGH. But I felt better having gone running. Like I said in the post, "Sometimes the run you don't want is the one you need the most."
Thursday: 1.01 miles at 9:49
My body was telling me to take it easy. Nothing fancy. Just the one mile to keep the runstreak alive. And I know when I need to listen to that little voice in my head that says "Just chill." It's always right about slowing it down, cutting back the mileage, and preventing injury.
Friday: 1.00 mile at 7:57
NEW SPEED RECORD! WOOT WOOT! Ok, I hadn't originally planned to make this fast, but I got out of work late and had plans for a friend's "retirement" party that evening. I needed to fit in the minimum one mile. So I set out at a pretty fast pace out of necessity, more than desire to break my one mile record. But once I hit the half mile turning around point and saw how quick I was moving, I thought... "Yeah, let's do this!" and then definitely sprinted the last hundred yards to bring it in at under 8 minutes. I can't remember the last time I ran a mile in under 8 minutes, but it was deifnitely back in high school... Which seems like forever ago...
Saturday: 1.01 miles at 10:38
After spending 10 hours at work, and with plans to work the It's Glow Time 5K later that evening, this was one of those "Ain't nobody got time for that" runs. Only need one mile to keep the runstreak going? One mile it's gonna be then.
Sunday: 1.01 miles at 9:16
Nine hour workday, followed by a fantasy football draft meant I didn't get home until 9:00pm. Night time run? Make it work. And I'm really glad I did. Honestly, that night time run felt AMAZING. I felt like I was flying. (Even though I wasn't going that fast!) I actually am thinking of putting of tonight's run until it starts to get dark, just so I can recreate that feeling. Throw on my bright clothes, reflective gear and some flashing lights... I might look like a disco ball, but I'll be all set to go out once it's dark.