A blog by a guy named Chris who writes about running. Usually trail running--often at the ultramarathon distance. See you on the trails.
"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go." -T.S. Eliot
"Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." -Dalai Lama
"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." -Leonardo da Vinci
Sunday, January 23, 2011
60 Days of Continuous Running
Are you kidding me? I just came back from a 5-mile run on cold and snowy trails. This was my 60th day of "streak running." Pretty cool to have reached this milestone. Sixty days is basically 2 months of not missing a day of running. I'm pleased. The treadmill is becoming a friend and foe...I hate that machine! Last winter, I got outside in almost any weather conditions--but I only ran 3 or 4 days per week. Those miserable outdoor days were fine when they were interspersed with cozy days inside with no running. This winter has brought colder temperatures and more snow than last year...and I'm trying to run each and every day. My persistence has led me to the dreaded treadmill. It is a life-saver on bitter cold and icy mornings, but it gets old fast. Today's run encouraged me to suck it up and get outside more often. With the correct running clothes, it's fairly pleasant to brave the cold and "beat" old man winter. My trusty New Balance 790s, with screws inserted for extra traction, have held up nicely so far. Hopefully when I report 90 days of daily running the weather will be turning slightly warmer and snow will not be covering every street, trail, corn field, meadow, tree, bush, track, and field.
Wish me luck. This running streak thing is starting to come together.