December #BeastStreak, Let’s Make It Happen.

The last 2 Novembers we’ve rocked a BeastStreak, a running streak for the month of November, 30 days straight of a minimum of 3K a day.  It’s a great way to keep moving when the weather turns cold and wet, and by making it into a group challenge, we keep each other accountable, encouraged, and keep moving every single day.

So, with being away for the first 2 weeks of November, I wasn’t able to organize or participate in a run streak, I’ve never really liked December for this sort of thing, because December is BUSY.  However, I’ve decided it’s worth doing, and we’ll change up the rules to make it manageable for everyone.  In short, let’s do this.

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Every Day I’m Shuffling…errrr Running

Day 15.  Technically Day 17 of my run-streak since December started on a Monday, and I ran Saturday and Sunday because, well, it was the weekend of the Ugly Sweater Trail Run!

Yesterday I struggled through my run.  My heart was there, but my body just wasn’t in it.  I had torqued my ankle towards the end of Saturday’s run, and my legs just weren’t having anything to do with running on Sunday.  My ankles and calves especially took forever to warm up.  They were stiff and sore, and working against me.

I’ve mentioned before that my running mentor, Rainy, was the inspiration behind the Ugly Sweater Trail Run, as every year she hosts a “Oh Run All Ye Faithful” running/walking event out of her mom’s carport, where we do as few or as many 5K loops as we want.  Well, Sunday was the 7th Annual!  My parents flew back into town on Friday and on Sunday the 3 of us headed over to join in the fun.

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Don’t we look great?  Although no one else had festive sweaters on!  I wonder why…

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