Last week, after hitting the month's mileage goal, I promptly caught a cold. With an accompanying low-grade fever. Admittedly, I internally freaked out a bit with the fever since last year at this time, I got sick with a virus whose principle symptom was a low grade fever and it wound up undoing the streak I had going back then. Thankfully, by Friday, the fever had passed and so had most of my other symptoms and I was feeling better.
But, I did take advantage then of a "bye" week in terms of mileage. I ran no more than 3 miles a day, and totaled the week with 19.64 miles, almost half of the previous week's effort.
Honestly, it's been nice giving myself a little running "break," as the decreased effort spilled into this week too. A streak never affords a runner an entire break, but it's funny how such a descrease in mileage really does feel like one.