I had a 1,186 consecutive day running streak once! Yep! My criteria wasn't real lofty, I had a minimum requirement of two miles or twenty minutes of running. I did this rain or shine, Christmas, Easter, at eleven at night, at Bluegrass festivals, at the Grand Canyon, Smokey Mtns, I was on a streak, baby!
What's the point? Today I'm still an obsessive runner...but I've come to a place where I realize my station. Where exactly I am in my life. I can no longer run with reckless abandon. I seriously have to consider rest. My Achilles tendinitis is this reminder that if I'm not careful to balance life I can see a rupture! Ultimately that's why I took yesterday off! I rested! It was tough but needed! I love to analogize running with life, it is easy to do. So I can run with this weakness but I must be careful to be mindful of it...pretty heady stuff!
Today was a great day on the road! I named another hill today, "Butt Kicker hill", then one right after it..."Zombie hill". You get the picture?! Yes I'm whining about the incessant hills. Will I ever get over it?
Totals-11.37 miles/ 2:03.42/ 10:52's- I'm on a downshift week, I really only need 10 more miles to put in a pretty decent week. I am thinking about flat track Saturday! Peace!