And tomorrow I run is my blog post from the beginning of the streak. Unfortunately, the pull ups lasted about a week but the walking/running has continued.
Some random observations about a mile a day:
- It's helped me maintain some fitness when I've done nothing else. Case in point, last October I was peer pressured into a 50 mile race with no training except the mile a day walking in the two months before. It wasn't pretty but I finished and I'm glad I did it.
- Hardest day was the day after Vol State. I had edema and it was hard to breathe, my legs and feet were swollen and I was TIRED despite a week of 100 mg HC. Luckily, I didn't have to be on the road to do the mile, I ran trough a corn field. Nice! My "speed" of running was laughable for days. I could only "run" 4.2 mph. I can walk faster than that most of the time!
- Thanks to Colleen Woods for getting me started on wanting to streak.
- Thanks to Steve Tursi who "counseled" me about running a mile a day as opposed to walking. He didn't actually "counsel" me, he just told me I could do it when I was doubtful about it. :)
- After Barkley, I got my running clothes on and headed out. Lisa Bliss said to me, "where are you going?" I said, "I have to do a mile." She said, "Oh, you're a streaker." It happened at Vol State too. It's so awesome to have my OCD be understood!
- Thanks to my husband for standing next to the treadmill on the days when I really, really don't want to do my mile!
- Maintaining a mile a day streak is NOT HARD. Everyone should do it. EVERYONE! If it's so easy, why not?
- I almost always find money or gift cards or small toys. It's like Christmas almost every time I'm on the road.
- On days I feel like crap, sometimes a mile is the best medicine.