Saturday, February 1, 2014

All Streaks Must Come To An End

My hundred miles per month streak came to an end after six months. A combination of being busy at work, crappy weather, water in our basement and recovering from an ultra meant less running than usual. Like those excuses? That's exactly what they are. The truth is, I haven't been working that much extra, I have a treadmill I could use in bad weather, we hired out most of the basement work, and I only needed about a week off after my ultra. Laying out excuses makes me think of one of Jim's recent posts.

I never posted a report card for 2013 so here it is. I only had three goals

  • Do a plank a day for a year
  • Maintain my weight
  • Run 1000 miles


My plank streak lasted until my fishing trip and I quit and never really got going again. I should really start back up. Having a strong core helps my running and helps keep lower back pain away.

I was able to maintain my weight even traveling and eating out 100+ days and nights. Portion control helped out here a lot. Restaurants serve way to much food so I typically only eat about two thirds of it. I also eat salad for lunch quite a bit.

I did hit 1100 miles for the year and I'm pretty happy about that, specially with all the traveling.


Time to start a new 100 mile/month streak :-).

There is almost always a pair of my shoes and gloves drying in front of the fire. There are two more pair on the mantle ready to go.

Had to delete some photos to take that last one :-)


Number of races scheduled = 0

Number of goals = 0


That's all for now...