As of today, my running streak is at 193 days. That means that I have officially run every single day for more than half a year! When I started this running streak, it was honestly by accident. I ran the Cleveland half marathon (virtually, of course), and I don’t typically run after a race like that, but I wanted to do their challenge series so the next day I ran a 5k. Well, I felt surprisingly good during my virtual 5k and decided to not take any days off.
Not taking any days off turned into a running streak. I don’t know when i realized I was officially streaking, but here we are, at 190+ days of running every single day. And my average run for that time period is 5.77 miles.
This week was another week when I thought the streak may end. We had a different kind of streak here – a pouring rain streak. And by pouring, I mean POURING. It was a downpour Wednesday, Thursday and Friday when I woke up in the morning, but I decided to turn to the treadmill and not give up. And Saturday, when the weather finally turned and I normally would’ve run outside while B watched the kids, B was out of town so I wasn’t sure I’d get in a run.
Well, here’s how the week turned out:
With the cruddy weather I didn’t get in as much walking as usual, but I was happy to have another week of 40+ miles running under my belt.
And here are some photos from the week. Not many workout photos, since most of the runs were indoors.
But here is what the weather looked like most mornings! Ick.
Sunday was a GREAT run. I was outside, the weather was in the 40s and I just felt so good the entire time! The colors were gorgeous. I texted B halfway through my run and asked if he minded watching the kids a little longer so I could get in a little longer run. I’m so glad I did – those 7 were some amazing miles!
I saw some great Halloween decorations outside on the mornings I did get out. Some of my favorites:
Some questions for you:
- Do you prefer running indoors or outdoors? outdoors all the way!
- Did you dress up for Halloween? Our kids did! It wasn’t a normal celebration but it was still fun to dress up.