How unfortunate is it that I persevered through scorching weather and the first time in weeks the temperature is below 75 happens to be the first day my streak is over?
Alas, that's just the way it goes sometimes. My two weeks of running daily has come to an end.
|April's runs. Obviously I decided to do this streak partially because of the first week of nothing this month!|
The streak definitely paid off, though. Running has become a habit again; I mostly ran alone, so that reaffirmed that I don't need to run with friends to be motivated (although sometimes it's nice!). I feel focused and dedicated. I feel ready to keep running through the end of the school year despite the pressures and time constraints. (Usually I take all of May off, and I'd like to avoid that this year.)
I love that streaking makes running a no-brainer. There is no choice, no chance to waffle...you just run!
|Celebratory crazy-eyes after my last run on Monday! I dug deep for four miles on the bridge to cap off the streak.|
I also think it helped me deal with the stress that comes with the last quarter of the year. I had my TPE (teacher performance evaluation) this week and I doubt I'd have been nearly as calm and prepared if I hadn't been running regularly.
So cheers to my streak for helping get me on track! But my legs and I are definitely ready for some rest!
May is nearly here! I have no questions today, just happiness and relief!
Share something that made you happy this month!