I did it.
I ran one mile or more for 38 consecutive days. The challenge began on Memorial Day and was hosted by Runner’s World. There was no sign-up, no prizes, no medal for finishing. Just the sheer joy of accomplishing a goal. I decided to partake on a whim. I literally learned of RWRunStreak on Memorial Day and went for it. It had been awhile since I followed any type of fitness plan or training schedule, so I felt like it was time.
While there were many days where I only ran one mile, it was one mile more than I would have otherwise. I’m most proud of how I stuck with it, didn’t give up, and got in at least a little bit of fitness every single day for the last 38 days. Sure, some days was just ten minutes, but it was ten minutes more than I would have gotten if I would have taken a rest day. I didn’t overdo it either. I am a big advocate of rest days. Our bodies, bones, and muscles need time to recover after working hard. On those days, I ran a mile nice and easy. Other days, I ran one mile and then walked at an incline for an additional 20 or 30 minutes. Some days, I ran a mile as a warm-up, then lifted some weights or took a class. I varied my exercise routine, but kept the streak alive.
How many miles did I run over the course of 38 days?
I kept track on my iPhone because I knew I’d be curious at the end. 67.24 miles, baby! The challenge was the perfect length, too. Usually when I follow training plans (like LiveFit or half-marathon training) they last 12 weeks, and by the end I am so ready to be done and off a schedule. I never felt that way with the Run Streak. In fact, I may go on a run today. Or not. We shall see.
Hope you had a greath Fourth!
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