I'm crazy, just crazy.
Today marks day 21 of my running streak and I am not hurting all over the place like I was at day 10. My calves still get extremely tight during and immediately after my run but I blame this on my cheap running shoes and lack of warmup.
Because I am all about the whole sharing is caring notion, I wanted to share with you what I learned during my 20 day running streak. This is coming to you on day 21 because my run last night was late - don't hate.
- I have learned that the later in the day I get out to go running, the longer my time will be. You can basically add 30 seconds for every hour after 9am.
- I have learned that running on trash pickup day is no fun. Especially if it is super humid. Good thing I don't have issues with gagging.
- I have learned to enjoy running by myself. I used to 'pretend' to run if I were to go on my own. But now, now I can really get out there and enjoy it.
- I have learned that I don't really like wearing shorts while running. If this hot-as-hell weather would just go away, I could go back to my tights.
- I have learned that compression socks are my favorite thing ever. I wear them as long as I can after running before I need to look appropriate again. Who am I kidding? I work from home - there is not appropriate attire ever.
I have not been sharing my daily check-ins with you all on Instagram like I did the first 10 days. If you liked the check-ins, just let me now and I will start doing the again. Either way, here are my run times for days 11-20 of my running streak.
day 11 - 1.88 miles // 9:18 pace
day 12 - 1 mile in 8:53
day 13 - 1 mile in 8:30
day 14 - 1 mile in 8:43
day 15 - 1 mile in 8:41
day 16 - 1 mile in 8:50
day 17 - 1 mile in 9:01
day 18 - 1 mile in 8:24
day 19 - 2 miles // 9:54 pace
day 20 - 1 mile in 8:13
Click to tweet: See what @atravelingwife has learned on her 20 day running streak! http://bit.ly/1LT1VPc #runningstreak #20days #fitfluentialThat's 24 miles in 20 days. With family coming into town next week and for a few weeks in September, I am making it my goal to stick with this. Here's to another 20 days. Then another 20, and another 20.
Do you run for time or distance?
Interested in what I learned during my first ten days of running - click the image below.