Thursday, September 10, 2009

At the Station


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!

7 comments:

Marlene said...

1186 days?! Holy! I can't even imagine. I love to run, but I cherish my days off too. :)

Sounds like you're having a good week. I hope your body appreciates the "downshift."

Carlee said...

One of my friend's husband is a streak runner...he's been running for 28 years or since before I was born...without a day off. I can't even imagine.

Congratts on that streak...but I'm glad you are listening to your body.

amyreinink said...

Smart man ... my ITB and I may be biased, but I believe most people eventually come to realize that unfortunately, they're not Ryan Hall, who can run a bajillion miles a week without injury. Luckily, most of us who realize that have also learned that scaling back just a little can make us healthy runners for our whole lives, which is the ultimate goal, right?

amyreinink said...

Smart man ... my ITB and I may be biased, but I believe most people eventually come to realize that unfortunately, they're not Ryan Hall, who can run a bajillion miles a week without injury. Luckily, most of us who realize that have also learned that scaling back just a little can make us healthy runners for our whole lives, which is the ultimate goal, right?

Meg Runs said...

Did you love resting? Can't imagine my running life without it!

aron said...

1186 days!??! WOW! that is insane :) i enjoy my rest days :)

Anne said...

I think I'm one stop ahead of you on that locomotive we call our running life. Don't worry, there's plenty of room in the station when you arrive.

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