This afternoon, I logged my last mile of the #RWRunStreak challenge; a call out to runners from all over the Interwebz to log 40 consecutive days of runs.
This was the first time that I attempted any such streak – even with marathon training last year, I ran six days a week – and that rest day was pretty darn magical. From day one, I kept my expectations as realistic as possible.
I am proud to say that I made it all 40 days, with at least a mile a day – in fact, I closed out with 170 miles (the image above reflects a much higher number because I linked my fitbit steps with RunKeeper) which translates to 4.25 miles a day.
In this time, I also completed:
- One half-marathon
- Two runs on the Lakefront Running Path of Lake Michigan in Chicago (post coming soon)
- Three weeks of marathon training
…and most of all, I feel personal satisfaction in reaching this goal! I didn’t quite run as much as I thought I might (I cut some miles the last two weeks) but I feel accomplished and strong.
Well, “the” streak is over – but 100 days stand between me and the Chicago Marathon! I will technically be continuing the running…in a way…because I have signed on as an assistant coach for THIS:
Yes! For the next six weeks, twice weekly (M&W), I will be working with beginner athletes in a conditioning program that blends running, cardio, strength and endurance, using the urban surroundings near our Fleet Feet store!
With my marathon training, that prescribes Wednesday rest days, I will be abstaining from a “run workout,” per se, though I will be run/walking with Urban Fit participants.
I am super excited for this opportunity, and look forward to learning and improving my own fitness level, too.
But first…time to get a little rest! Happy 4th, everyone!
Did you complete the #RWrunstreak? Share your thoughts below!