So my classes opened up today and I got a good look at what I can expect my workload to look like. And...it's high! It has me rethinking my ability to train for a marathon this year; if I can do it, I'm not going to be able to do it as well as I want. I just won't have the extra hours. Marathon training is time intense and as much as I enjoy running...I am not sure how much extra time I am going to have to devote to it now. I may end up revising to training hard for a half - still something I really want to do but not as much of a time-hog.
And yet on the other hand running is important to me and something I want to make sure I make time for. It's my active meditation, my true me-time. I may not be able to find a lot of time, but I don't want to neglect it either - and I don't want to forget myself either. So, I'm going to try to streak the holidays - run at least a mile every day. My promise to myself. I love running in general but running and I have had mojo disagreements lately - and while I think some of it might have been weather related, I have been reminding myself that we're not even at the height of the heat yet. The only way out is through, right? So I've been running every day, with #day8 being this morning, and last week something weird happened. I found my runner's high again. Last night's run I had planned at 3 and ended up going for 5 because I felt so amazing. The weather hasn't shifted, but it's like a weight fell off my chest - suddenly I'm running faster and feeling good again. Who even knows - but I'll take it!
What about you - have you ever streaked?