1. Deafeated. Feeling very pathetic, but after just 3 days of my Streak, it all ended yesterday due to so many things beyond my control - the hubs coming home later than usual, ridiculously cold temps outside, total meltdown from the youngest 2 boys, and a homework war with the oldest. By the time I got everyone and everything fed, cleaned, bathed, and off to bed, it was already 10pm and I was exhausted.
It pains me when I can't follow through what I set out to do. Tet deep down, the adult in me knew that what I set out to do (to run at least 1 mile a day in January) wasn't very realistic. Swept by the new promise of a new year, I made very ambitious goals without thinking through the logistics, since I have to work my running goals around my priorities (the hubs, the boys, the house). So I'm going to put a bookmark on the streaking challenge and come back to it later this year, when the days are longer, and I'm ok with that.
Yes, 5 miles, and it felt SO GOOD! I think I am finally getting my running mojo back! I went by feel and started out slow, afraid I'd injure myself. Running 5 totally surprised me since I felt so done at the end of my 3.5 mile run just 2 days ago. I'm so relieved. I'm back on track. I'm so happy to be following a training plan again. :)
3. Inspired. Finally, after basking in my personal triumph from this morning, I discovered this little video, and it made me smile and all warm & fuzzy on the inside. What a wonderful thing to do on your birthday! It inspired me to do something similar on my 40th (ACK!) birthday later this year - to give back, to be grateful, to bring smiles. So please check out what Lucas did on his 30th birthday below: