It’s day 11 of the #RWRunStreak challenge and it was probably my toughest day yet.
Last night was my company Christmas party and boy was it a party! The theme was 007/James Bond and it was great to see everyone dressed up. Great food and lots of champagne. (There as also a martini lounge but champagne is my drink of choice) The hubby even allowed one photo…
And today well, I felt the effects of too much champagne. I definitely was not motivated to do much of anything other than napping. If it was any other day, I’d stay on the couch and relax. But I didn’t, I couldn’t let myself down. I made a commitment and I’m happy to say I haven’t broken my streak. I may have only done the minimum today (1 mile) but I got it done and I feel a lot better. I felt like I was sweating champagne though.
So far, in the 11 days, I’ve run 29.65 miles and lost 1lb. I’ve noticed positive changes in my body and it’s encouraging. I’ve also noticed a few negatives too – my legs are feeling the constant pounding and I’ve started to wonder if I can actually make it to the end. I’ve been incorporating Epsom salt baths, other leg and ab exercises, and a lot more stretching to help the recovery process. Trying not to go out fast everyday – this challenge (at least for me) isn’t about speed. With a challenge like this, my goal is to make it to the end. I already know that I can’t run fast and long everyday. For me, it’s about keeping myself accountable and following through.
Stay tuned, next weekend I’ve got a half marathon. We’ll see how that goes.