Monday, June 9, 2014

Run Streaking - Week 2

Week two of the Runner's World Run Streak has ended, and here is how I feel.


Yeah, I'm not sure how I feel about it. I started out strong, and had crazy commitment. However, life with an infant has proven to be a little difficult in the running area. More often than not I've found myself running late at night. I remember one night last week, I came back in - absolutely exhausted. I was dehydrated from a full day of breastfeeding and taking care of little lady and I just was starting to get  worn down.  Not willing to back down on my commitment to run a mile every day from Memorial Day until the Fourth of July, I was ready to just do it. Push through the exhaustion, and crank out a mile no matter what.

However, the voice of reason (a.k.a. my husband) told me to not be afraid to take a break. He reminded me that I'm not running in the air conditioning, or in cool, low humidity circumstances. - I'm running OUTSIDE in South Florida.  He reminded me that taking care of our daughter is quite exhausting and that it was OKAY if I didn't run every day during the Runners World Run Streak.

So,... since I had a sore throat on Saturday, and was starting to feel like I might be getting sick, I took a break. I enjoyed the day with my family - and didn't miss running one bit. I took one more rest day on Sunday - just because we had church and then an event to go to. Now, I'm ready to begin week 3 of the run streak.

Question: Who or What is your voice of reason when training?

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