I have a confession…
I haven’t ran much since I finished my 12 in 2012 races - at the beginning of November. Sure, I did a mile here and there at the gym but I didn’t really push myself.
Now, to be fair, November has been a bit of a crazy month. Gabriel had his surgery, the kids had off of school nearly as much as they had on, Thanksgiving, blah blah blah. To be honest, I just didn’t feel like running. So, I didn’t.
I decided to commit to the Runner’s World mile a day challenge - to run at least a mile a day between Thanksgiving and New Years. And then I was away for Thanksgiving and the day after. So you can guess what I didn’t do.
I “made up” for those days by running three yesterday. And I ran two miles today so I’m now confident in saying that I’m back on track and I WILL be able to keep this streak alive.
Happily I’ll be going to the gym twice this week (only once last week since Thursday it was closed) and I’m finally going back to hot yoga in December.
What’s interesting that while in the past, I might have felt guilty for missing runs, I haven’t really this time. Perhaps it’s because I was doing what I could this month - it was survival mode and I’m finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel known as November.
I can and I will.