Day 1 - Take Two
Right so I ran today. 4.2 in a whole lot (54:06). (Lets not bring up that "teh wifey" ran the same course in a LOT less time.) I'm not sure what this means. It might mean hey streak #2 is on! It might mean hey my back still hurts I'm going to take another three weeks off. Dunno. What I do know is that we moved. Like we live in a new house. And like a complete idiot I failed to fully take into account the most important part of choosing a house, no hills nearby. /fail. Right out our driveway there is a massive (in my eyes, OK!) hill that you have to get up to get anywhere. Every single run outside will have to start by going up the hill. Now once you're up, you're golden as it is dirt roads, flat grounds, and nice easy 7200'-of-elevation-jogging. Negative points for the killer dogs that roam the neighborhoods. We do live in "the country" now so in the first two miles of my run I saw exactly...zero cars. ftw! There are a lot of trails to explore and very little pavement/asphalt so I am very thankful for this. You have to watch out for the fearless deer who wonder through our property on a regular basis, but my kids should chase them off soon.
All in all, I am very thankful I could run today. I know it does not mean I will be able to run tomorrow, but I'm not worrying about tomorrow. I am just sitting back and enjoying the fact that I ran farther than this guy. :) He's also starting a streak today. He hasn't made any bold projections for how long he plans to go, but I think he should commit right now today to at least ten years. Any one else want to join us in the ridiculous, frowned upon by most, mentally exhausting, discipline trying fun of a running streak? The rules and lists are here. Many others are in the middle of one and going strong...
Most of all I'm thankful for the many blessings I have been given, by my Lord, my family, my friends, and encouragement from random, really kewl, amazing, clearly very attractive and popular, running blaaahg-o-sphere members. Thanks Everbody!