Whew, what a day! Today. Was. EPIC!
Today, I reached a milestone in my run streak. I have been running for 100 days straight! Kind of wild considering I had a 51K and a marathon in there and I didn't have to take time off after them. But I was fine to run the very next day. In fact, lately (and especially this week), I've felt better than ever. Probably better than I have in a year. Nothing hurts and I feel strong. :) I really do think my body likes running every day. And I'm not just saying that because I'm addicted!
I feel lighter, happier, calmer, stronger, and more confident. I have so much energy right now. Energy to burn. And I've had a little strut in my walk lately and that really comes from knowing how much work I've done to get where I am. I am NOT the lazy girl that I used to think I was!
In the past 100 days, I've run 932 miles (I posted 920 on twitter forgetting to add this morning's 12 miler to the total - oops). That's almost twice what I ran in my whole first YEAR of running. I never, never, NEVER thought I could run high mileage without my body breaking down. But I can...and I am thriving on it. How cool is that?
I celebrated with a run, of course! I had an awesome run this morning and it was the perfect way to start the day. :) I also did some shopping and bought a cute new running skirt which I hope to test out at Endure the Bear this weekend. And then I had a yummy carnitas burrito for lunch with a great friend. Today was a good day.
Just a few more numbers/stats (because I'm a numbers geek)...
Last week's stats:
Running - 75.1 miles (7 runs)
Riding - 87 miles (5 commutes)
Running - 300.4 miles (1 51K and 1 marathon)
Riding - 371 miles
When I look at the stats, I feel even better about my time at the Disney Half. I forgot I didn't taper and ran it coming off a big week and a big month. It's totally got me thinking about maybe running a Half and really going for it to see if I can lower my PR!
Hi, my name is Lisa and I have a race addiction. ;)
Speaking of...I'm doing the Endure the Bear 15K this weekend. It's a trail race and I am ready to rock it. I am not going to go easy. I am going to run my a$$ off there and Run It Fast! I'm done with playing it safe. I want it all and I want it now!
Have a great weekend! And good luck if you are racing!