I will say something about the streaking. It teaches you something about making excuses. Running 1 mile is not that hard. It doesn't require a big time investment. Even though it's only been 6 days, I'm recognizing that there is a big difference between making excuses and having reasons not to run. Every time I didn't feel like it, it was an excuse, rather then a reason. So, I ran.
So, why am I writing this blog post now? Well, quite simply, I'm not liking it. Forcing myself to get out and run, no matter what, is not something I'm enjoying. Normally, I like the majority of my runs, but I haven't been enjoying this. It takes me about 10 minutes to start liking most of my runs, which is the time I'm ending the short ones.
Not to mention, it's cold right now. It's slippery sometimes. Getting ready for a run takes more of a time investment. I'm not so keen on investing that time for such a short run.
I've tried to examine my reasons for streaking. There's the bragging rights. There is a certain amount of satisfaction in doing something that other people think is crazy. Hmm. Why else was I doing it again?
Fact is, I would rather run 3-4 times a week and enjoy 95% of my runs. Then, I can swim 3 times a week and bike a few times a week (my bike has been neglected though; I need to get back on that). For me, that's a balance that works. Running every day is not.
Will I ever streak again? Maybe. Maybe not. I think it would have to either be at a time of year when the weather is nice, or be at a time when I have a treadmill in my basement. I think it would also have to be at a time when running is my primary focus, and I'm not trying to balance the bike and swim with it.
So, I've decided: Streaking is not my thing right now. I'm giving up on the streak.
Yesterday's HBBC points: 8 (1 mile run, 60 minute swim, f/v)
Week to date: 20
Days of streak: 6 - about to be broken...