Nope. Not that kind of streaking. I’m talking about running streaking. Yep. Running every day. Starting tomorrow, I am planning to run every day until Jan 1st. I think it’s a good way to finish off 2011 and start off 2012 on the right foot (or left). It’s only 12 days and I do plan to try and keep it going through January.
Will you join me? You only have to run at least 1 mile per day. If you are not a runner, why not start now? You can run/walk and split it up any way you want too (like running one minute then walking 1 minute).
I set up a Facebook event if you’d like to join the challenge!
Happy Running & Dirty Feet,
Sunday I went out for my weekly long run. I was worried I’d be a bit sore since I played 4 softball games on Saturday but it wasn’t too horrible. I had a pretty amazing 8 mile run along the Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad and along Carlsbad State Beach. There is something magical about the ocean and running alongside the crashing waves. The run was supposed to be relatively flat but I ended up with 2000+ elevation gain. How did that happen? The last mile was also a struggle. It was my longest run in 18 months and I just did not have much energy at the end, as well as the fact that my hip was started to really bug me. My final time was 1:34:0 which I was pretty happy with and the run was gorgeous!
Happy Running & Dirty Feet!
Way back when I started this blog (2006?) I wrote frequently about my running adventures and posted lots of pictures. I’ve had my share of runners and non runners through the years that have commented on my blog inspiring them to run or inspiring them to run trails or inspiring them to run more, etc. I haven’t really blogged about my running adventures much in the past year or two. Perhaps it’s time to get back to it. In some ways, Facebook has ruined my blog, and in other ways I think I’m “kind of” afraid to post my running stories for fear that once I start talking about running I’ll get injured again! Injury has been a blog killer as well.
So… here we go. I have been running. The past 3 months or so I’ve been building a stable base of 25-35 miles per month. It’s not a lot of miles but I wanted to build a consistent base before I start ramping up again. On Saturday I had my longest run (7.3) miles in the past 18 months! It has been my longest run since before my knee injury in May of 2010. It was a pretty awesome run and I’ll post some pictures below. On Monday of this week I also had an amazing and short 3 mile run by my house. It was such a perfectly clear night and I could see miles of beautiful coastline, a spectacularly colored sunset, and picture perfect views of far-off Catalina Island. It’s hard to complain about going for a run when you through all those elements together.
O’Neill Park / Ladera Ridge Run – December 3rd, 2011
Happy Running & Dirty Feet,