It's part of my quest to streak through the month of December. Truthfully, I'm looking at it as an experiment. I don't know how it will go, and I am not 100% sure I will make it the whole month. I will battle laziness to do at least a mile a day, but I won't risk injury. I think I might learn something about myself and my running style. We'll see where it takes me.
Today is the second day of my streak, but it is the first day I ran just one mile, the minimum and what I plan to do about 3 days a week. I simultaneously liked it and disliked it.
It was pretty easy to convince myself to get out the door. Just one mile. That's nothing. I can do that. Sure, it's cold out, but I can dress a bit more heavily. I'm not going long enough to worry about overheating. I can't remember the last time I ran so little. Normally, my shortest run is 3 km, and those are few and far between.
But, it's not all perfect. I shortchanged my warm up. Normally, I walk about half a kilometer to warm up. Today, I didn't bother. It's hard to spend that much time warming up for such a short run. I did take the beginning of the run slow though.
The other aspect I'm not sure I love is: the getting into a groove part. It's not unusual for me to dislike the first 10 minutes of a run. So, when I'm running 1 mile? Well, that takes me 10-11 minutes. Basically, I'm getting into the groove as I'm wrapping up.
Yes, I can do more. But, since I'm not used to running 7 days a week, one of the things I'm doing to avoid injury is holding it to just 1 mile on some of those days. We'll see...
Today's HBBC points: 7 (1 mile run, 50 minute swim, f/v)
Week 2 points: 28
Days of running streak: 2