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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Day #365 and Beyond

The end of 2013 was a whirlwind for us: I had the end of the semester, we had celebrated Christmas, then we packed up and moved out of our condo and into the apartment the kids and I will be renting for the next 4 months, and we closed on the sale of our condo.  In the midst of all this, I did manage to keep up with the running and thus the streaking, and on December 31st, I ran my 365th consecutive day and therefore completed 1 year of streaking.

It felt great to reach that achievement, and I was pleased with my year in running:

1,288 miles
3 races (1 HM, 1 10K, 1 5K)
2 new PRs (10K, 5K)

I didn't race much, and I can't believe I missed a "round" mileage number (1,300) by 12 miles, but honestly, I was so sidetracked in November and December, I wasn't paying the slightest bit of attention to my mileage; I was just concentrating on getting my runs in every day (consequently, those 2 months were my lowest mileage months: 98 and 90 miles respectively).

So, onto 2014:

I didn't stop streaking on Jan 1st; I kept streaking and plan to keep streaking.  What can I say?  I may be an addict now.  So, my plan for 2014 is pretty simple: Keep streaking.

I really am not planning any other running goals beyond that.  Jerry leaves this Saturday for NC and thus begins the 4 month experiment of me as a single parent: To keep the streak alive during those months will be a trial (but I think it can be managed), so to expect anything more in these initial months of the year seems like folly.

At the end of April, the kids and I will be moving to NC to join Jerry, and from there, I have no clue how the rest of my year will shape up -- in running, as well as in other ways, so again, I'm just hoping to keep streaking.

Maybe I'll race some this year, maybe I won't.  We'll see.  What I hope for is that this time next year, I can report a 2nd year of streaking, and hopefully, will have run at least 1,300 miles. ;)


Unknown said...

Trying to keep the streak alive with all that is going on in your life? You're ambitious and amazing!

B. Kramer said...

Ass kicked. Names taken. Well done. Good luck with all your crazy life events this year. Hopefully, the running and blogging (and hooch) will keep you sane, or thereabouts. Happy New Year and cheers!

Agate Lake Girl said...

You go girl! :)

Julie D said...

I'm rooting for you!!

Mom, inc. said...

you are amazing!! i knew you wouldnt stop :) wishing you all the best with all the upcoming changes. im super impressed with your positive attitude and the way youre going after it. im sure it will be quite the adventure

Elizabeth said...

major major props to you!!

BP said...

Your fortitude in keeping the streak is admirable and inspiring. I tried having a running a streak but it lasted less than a month (http://www.bicolanopenguin.blogspot.com/2014/01/holiday-running-streak-ends.html#more). Next time I start a streak, I will keep your experience in mind.