Sunday, January 4, 2015

Run Streak Over

I ran the first two days of the year and was certainly planning on running on the 3rd, but since I didn't feel overly great I ended my streak by taking a nice long afternoon nap instead of going for a run.

Winter is settling in here.  This picture is about two snowstorms behind.
Luckily I don't mind running in the snow and cold because it doesn't appear to get much better for awhile.  I haven't set any new year's resolutions.  I don't think I really did last year either, just listed a few things to work on like doing more yoga, running healthy, and getting more organized. 

I did really good with everything except the getting organized.  That goes is waves.  Turns out, I would much rather go for a good run or play games with my kids than worry about being super organized.
I may still set down some goals or whatever for this year, but I one of them won't be some sort of crazy run streak.  Some days it just doesn't work out to get in a run and I don't want to be stressing about it.  I know lots of people streak, it just isn't my deal. 

Are you a streaker? A goal setter?  Would you rather be organized or get your run in?

12 comments:

  1. I've done a run streak before - from Memorial Day to the Fourth of July. Some days it was easy; other days I found myself on the treadmill at 9:00pm just to get in one mile.

    Happy New Year!

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  2. I'm not a streaker. However, if I got dressed to run I would want to do at least my regular short run - 4 miler. I should be running today, but it is so gloomy out. Maybe later. A nap sounds good, after I get the rest of my Christmas stuff in the attic!

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  3. I am not a streaker. With my obsessive tendencies it could get way too out of control! I love your pics. That BLUE is your color, Beautiful!

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  4. Happy new year Christy!
    I'm not into run streaking - I need my recovery days!
    My goals are the same as last year - do all the right things like eat well, warm up properly, strength work, etc, to stay injury free. But I want to enter a few different races to last year. A marathon is on that list but I need a longer injury free period before I commit fully to that one.
    Enjoy all that snow!

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  5. I was never a streaker- except for not taking days off when I did triathlons, I had a 60 something day streak of 30+ minutes of some form of exercise. The day I took off I felt horrible. Always listen to your body (you now that!) Naps are awesome anyway- consider it a recovery session!!

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  6. My one and only attempt at a streak was last summer and I was injured before it was over. Rather, I got injured so it was over. No plans to do it again. Don't do resolutions either. I'd rather my place be a mess and have a good run in then be organized and not have moved my body.

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  7. Everything looks so pretty snow covered! I love your coordinated blue gear, you look great in blue! I am not really a run streak person either, I tried for a month this summer and it was really challenging. I usually set a simple goal to work out at least four times a week, but nothing super specific.

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  8. Gorgeous scenery.

    I am decidedly not a streaker. I value my rest days way too much, and sometimes, things happen. I do set goals quite frequently though. It's always good to have something to work towards.

    Happy New Year!

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  9. I am not a streaker, either. Running one mile on rest days seems like a pain -- get all bundled up (or sweaty on the treadmill) and go for less than ten minutes? Nah.

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  10. I tried a streak once and lasted about 4 days. My 50 year old legs need their rest days!

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  11. Just found your blog! I will attempt to run 2,015 miles in 2015. So far so good, but it will definitely be a challenge. :) However, I do like to be organized from time to time.

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  12. Ooh a nap sounds nice:) I don't do streaks for fear of injury. Looks cold there!

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