Tomorrow marks Day 35 or the end of week 5 of my summer running streak. It is hard to believe that I have run at least one mile every day for 34 days. That leaves just 6 days until the end of the streak and I am really looking forward to it. Over the last few weeks there were several time when I really wanted to quit. My body felt completely worn out several times, but I persisted, knowing that at the end I will have completed a new goal.
Today’s run was originally scheduled for 10 miles, but it was almost 70 degrees at run time with at least that much humidity, making for a tough, tough run. I completed 7.79 at an 8:48 mile pace, which all things considered wasn’t bad at all. The rest of the scheduled runs for the running streak looks like this:
- Sunday – 1 mile
- Monday – 6 miles
- Tuesday – 6 miles
- Wednesday – 1 mile
- Thursday – 6 miles
- Friday – at least one mile
- Saturday – (Streaks over) Maybe a couple of miles
This really has been a lesson in pressing on!