June has come and gone and I can’t believe we’re onto another month of working at home, pandemic life and well, everything that comes with it. The one perk of my work-from-home is that I have been able to get in longer runs. I typically wake up early, do a little work, go for a run, and am back working sometimes even before I was usually in the office. This has led to some higher-than-typical mileage weeks and months for me! Which means I’m staying in running shape, and that’s good because I have a NEW race that I’ll be participating in.
Another week of run streaking down and I’m now at 65 days! I don’t know how much longer I’ll keep this up, but it’s been actually great to get out there every day. This week was easier than usual, because my parents were in town for a few days! So, Sunday and Monday I was able to sleep late (6:30-7 ish) and get in a run while the kids hung out with my parents. They enjoyed the Nonna and Grandpa time and I enjoyed the time to myself to run!
Happy Tuesday! I’m excited to share that for today’s Training Tuesday post, instead of talking through training and particular workouts, I’m just going to share one thing – I completed the recent Runner’s World Run Streak! What was that? I ran at least one mile per day, every day, from Memorial Day (Monday, May 25) to the Fourth of July (Saturday, July 4). That’s 41 consecutive days of running!
Some highlights from the streak:
Day 1 of the streak – I was in a thick heavy shirt with built-in mittens. The first unofficial day of summer and it was freezing (okay, maybe an exaggeration…it was low 40s) out!
Even on the days I didn’t have a run scheduled, I still made sure to get in at least one mile. This was one of my fastest treadmill miles (fast for me at least):
I ran a 5k during one of the runs AND got my coveted sub-25 5K PR! It was humid AND we’d run to the race so I’d love to see what my next 5k holds. Below, B and me with my brother and sister-in-law and their adorable kids at the race.
Celebrating National Running Day with Erica and Nicole – and of course, a run!
One of my college BFFs, Katie, came into town from Seattle and we went for a run by the water to get some good views of the city and the lake.
I even saw a deer one morning on one of my runs downtown in the Flat. So strange to me to see wildlife in the city!
We also got in some runs while traveling. B made it out with me in both Chicago AND Milwaukee to cap off my streak.
Running along the beach in Chicago
Running along the water in Milwaukee
Some questions for you:
- Did you participate in a running streak? What’s the longest you’ve streaked for?
- Do you prefer running in cities? Trails? Countryside? Burbs? Sand?