Day 1 Beast Streak = Success!

I’ll be honest, this morning was not pretty.  I woke up with a headache the size of New York, and I felt really super crummy.  The Beast Streak was almost not even started.  It was raining outside, my ankle/foot has been iffy, my head hurt, my day was a bit turned upside down to start with.  So, I questioned whether I would even get out the door.  But, I grabbed the dogs, and forced myself out.  You may have noticed, I haven’t been wearing a watch or tracking my kms in the past few months, so I just put the stopwatch on my phone on and off I went.  I took my phone to time myself, and grab some photo proof, but I didn’t think it was going to be particularly pretty in my trails.  I was wrong.

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Rainfall Warning…Stupid Vancouver

Ahhhhhh I love Vancouver so much, but sometimes it really pisses me off.  Mentally I know that we need the rain to feed the rainforests where I love to run, but emotionally, I just hate running in the rain.  I posted this picture to my instagram yesterday, with a caption about hating running in the rain, and it started quite the conversation and controversy of running in the rain.  It appears that most people love it, or hate it.  And I guess I’m in the wrong camp for living in Vancouver.

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Anddddd the weather forecasts calls for a rainfall warning this week, so this week is probably going to suck and be really hard for the #beaststreak.  Sighhhhh.

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Day 4, The Procrastination Enemy.

I had a coffee/breakfast meeting this am, and I could’ve got up early and ran beforehand, or I could’ve run after before getting to work.  I had plans with Cathy and Theo for a stroller run, but I could’ve done a double.  Cath had to bail, and it was sunny outside, I could’ve gone for my run as soon as I heard.  But, I didn’t.  I procrastinated the shit out of today.  And when I finally got my shoes and buff on, it was raining.  Duh, of course it was raining, that’s what happens when you let the procrastination monster rule your life.

Grrrrrrrr.

But, here’s the good news, I got out the door, Nikita and I hit the pavement, and we got it done.  And once we got out there and moving, despite the rain and cold, and snow turning to slush factor, we went longer than planned, putting another 6K in the bank.

And that my friends is WHY the 2K a day works.

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Not today, but from yesterday, Day 3′s run around Burnaby Lake with Jen C.

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Day 2 – Playing with Nikita

Yesterday was Day 2 of the #BeastStreak and in actuality, it was Day 4 of my runstreak, since I ran Saturday and Sunday before deciding to do a December streak.  It wasn’t easy to get myself out the door, but I asked Nikita if she wanted to go in the woods, and she was gungho, so we (me) decided to head into our local woods for a quick little romp.

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Niki navigating the snow covered trails of Robert Burnaby Park.

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