December 18, 2013 by Amy B
I can’t believe I’ve made it 21 days into this running streak thing.
I formerly had this mentality that if I ran more than a few days in a row, shit would start to go wrong. But the reality is that I have felt pretty darn good, aside from some minor aches and pains that I have all the time, running or not (read: I am getting older).
I also thought it would be tough to make myself get out there on days when the weather is crummy. I can’t lie – sometimes it’s hard to get out the door when you know you have to layer about three levels deep and walk out into stingy, windy snow/ice/needlespray.
The runs during lunch have been awesome. Not only is it nice to run without various headlamp/knucklelight/reflective vesty stuff, but running with friends is fun and makes the hard miles a little easier.
I had to deliver Sophie’s backpack to preschool, hence this:
Running with friends is awesome case in point: when I run by myself, it sucks and I give up before I hit two miles.
As long as I’m mentioning it, Day 19 was a run up to Sophie’s preschool for her school holiday program – RC Josh accompanied me there before running back down to campus – and I opted to be driven back to work instead of finishing the run. Lame, but necessary at the time.
Since having kids, most of my running has been solo, which I still enjoy. I didn’t think I would like group running, but I do. It also helps to have like-minded people who have their own fitness goals. It is called Team /var/run, after all.