Here are some of the things on my agenda today:
Finish drinking this giant coffee.
Order this for lunch at my favorite spot.
Hang out with this girl.
Notice something is missing??
Since November 24, 2013 I ran every single day for a total of just over 280 miles. I ran through holidays, through hangovers, and through a nasty bout of food poisoning. I ran on pavement, trail, and treadmill. I ran in my skinny jeans. I ran in 4 races and placed in 2 of them. I ran my fastest mile, my fastest 5K, my fastest 10K, and my fastest half. I ran through all kinds of various body aches, but on Tuesday I noticed that I have a new little nagging pain in my ankle. It’s not bad and it doesn’t even hurt right now as I’m typing this, but something is different about it enough that I decided yesterday would be the last day of my Streak. I desperately need a real rest day. Then like a perfect end to my Streaking story, I finished my treadmill 10K and one of my big toenails partially cracked and fell off. I have a picture of that too, but I’ll spare you the gory details.
Then my perfect end got even more perfect because I arrived home last night to a mystery box on my doorstep. I couldn’t remember buying anything. I tore into the package and discovered that someone had sent me the most appropriate-for-me gift of all time:
I had already planned on celebratory wine and what better way to enjoy it?? For about 15 minutes I was totally confused about where it had come from and texted my husband and mom to see if they had ordered me this amazing glass, but before either of them responded a light bulb went off in my head. It’s from HELLY! Seriously…what kind of amazing friend – who obviously knows me so well – is she?? My life is better with her in it.
It says “Always Earned, Never Given”. The trophy at the end of my Streak.
Today I didn’t pack my running shoes with me for the first time in 2 months. It feels weird, but SO necessary. I’m looking forward to actually sitting down in a restaurant for the first time in a long time and enjoying my entire lunch break today. I did my hair this morning with a smile knowing that it will still look good at the end of the day because I won’t sweat all over it. This weekend I’m running, but today resting is going to be awesome. 🙂