Friday, January 27, 2012

Still Streaking? & New Winner

Okay, I am getting tired.  Whose idea was it to streak anyway?  It seemed like a good idea at the start of January.  Maybe I should have waited to do this streak for a shorter month, like February.  Too late now and I'm not going to be streaking next month.  I'm tempted to take the next month off.  I won't, of course.  But the idea sounds pretty appealing right now.

I only put in a mile last night and mile tonight.  I normally wouldn't do 2, 1-milers like that, but the weather just sucked tonight.  31/32F & freezing rain and the roads were slick (again).   Yuck.  I would much rather run 10 miles in  -9F anyday than do a mile like I did tonight.  

I also have to admit, my glutes on my left side have been a bit sore for the past three days.  I actually had some tightness going on in my IT band area as well.  Nothing major, but enough for me to say, "a mile is enough" only because I have the Midwinter Classic 10 miler coming up the morning of Super Bowl Sunday.  I trained for that race last winter and it was postponed, rescheduled, then cancelled due to horrible weather.  Lucky me, because the race was cancelled, meant I had free registration this year.  Free registration - well of course!  Sign me up.  (in all honestly, it was free for me last year, Stacy actually registered me last year as well - it was all her idea to do this race - I did not want to do it).  Anyway, I have never run a 10 mile race before - especially in the dead of winter.  I don't have a baseline & I will get an automatic PR, but I want to do well.  I'm hoping for something between my 10K and 1/2 marathon PR times.   Makes total sense, right?  We'll see.   I also don't want the IT band issue to revisit, so resting the past two days was my plan.  Oh and foam rolling, bengay, ibuprofen, yoga & rocking my aspaeris shorts.  

How many of you are still streaking?  Only a few more days left!!!  




On another note, I chose a new WrightSocks winner.  Originally, there were 10 winners posted.  9 winners emailed me within the 72 hours.  It's been 120 hours since I posted the winners, so I picked another.  Random.org chose #37........


So, miss Holly - can you please email me at runningwiththegirls AT gmail DOT com?  Please!  I'd like to email Tom this weekend!  I'll give you 72 hours as well!  






8 comments:

  1. Still streaking, but so ready for the 1st! And if you had done it in Feb this year it would have only been two days shorter...it's a leap year! Hope you are feeling better.

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  2. Still streaking as well. I am actually going until Feb 4. I turned 35 this month and figured one day for each year :)
    You are going to do AWESOME on your race, have no worries!!!!!

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  3. Stopped run streaking early, have been walking at least 3.0 miles on rest days :-). I promised myself no streaking this year :-)

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  4. Still streaking, but didn't start at the beginning of the month. I plan to streak for as long as I can.

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  5. Still streaking, but didn't start at the beginning of the month. I plan to streak for as long as I can.

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  6. Congratulations on still streaking! That's great! When I am not training for a race, I am thinking of doing it, maybe in May...

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  7. I don't think I could ever be a "streaker", for some reason my foot bothers me every now and then. I think I am actually going to try to see a sports PT and get some foot strengthening and stretching exercises.

    Just think, January is almost over! You've got this!

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