I am feeling like I need a new challenge. October's Marine Corp Marathon is so far away and I'm trying to save some money this summer, so there aren't many races on my calendar before that.
Ta-Da. Enter Runner's World Summer Running Streak2012. You run every single day from Memorial Day until Independence Day, May 28th to July 4th, for 38 straight days of running. I've never tried a run streak before and was very hesitant at first. I've finally gotten to the point where I do pretty well at taking rest days once a week (and additionally if needed); however, I'm not in serious training for anything right now so if I am going to do it this is a perfect time. Plus even a 1 mile run keeps the streak going so even on rest days, rugby days, etc. I can squeeze a mile in. Right? If I can survive a marathon I can do this, at least that is what I am telling myself.
Then I thought… Abby you're an idiot! You are teaching 40 hours a week this summer plus taking night classes twice a week. That means Monday & Wednesday I'll be leaving my house at 7ish and not getting home until about 9pm. Yikes. However, I know that if I don't exercise two days a week I'll be pissed at myself so this will be great motivation. I'll either wake up early to run (unlikely, my snooze button ability should be legendary) or run when I get home. Which will probably mean I'll stay up too late two nights a week, but you win some you lose some, and I totally want to try this.
I'M STREAKING! Woohoo. Bring it on.
Anyone else in? Only 1 mile, 38 days, you can do this. We can do this!
P.S. Have any of you ever done a running streak before?