So I officially have finished day 8, but waited to post this because I hit a milestone at Nike+.
That’s right: since I started running with the old-school Nike+ sensor and iPod Nano in 2006, I’ve run 1000 miles. Lame considering how long that is … but I didn’t run at all when I got pregnant and then not at all for the first two years of Piper’s life.
I also ran really fast this morning – unintentionally fast. I’m trying to taper for the half on Sunday and take it easy with my daily runs this week.
That’s only 7 seconds slower than my 5K PR. And it was a breeze, unlike that PR.
I’ve run 8 consecutive days now. Which feels really, really good. I actually sprang out of bed this morning, excited to hit that 1000 and get that day 8 run in.
My foot pain seems to have completely dissipated and I didn’t even notice. Win! I’ve fallen in love with the Newton’s and sure enough, it just took 30-40 miles to get to this point.
I’ve been keeping the runs short in anticipation of the half this weekend. The running itself? That’s the easy part.
The getting up at 5:30 am every morning? That’s the hard part. But I’m doing it, for the most part; sneaking in an after-work or afternoon run when my schedule allows.
So I’ll keep it up, ’til the end of the month. What other reason do I have to see gorgeous sunrises and striking full moons? I might hate my boring neighborhood routes, but I’m always impressed when the sky looks like this.