It was bound to happen at some point. The streak had to end.
I guess I thought it would last longer and I could keep it going all the way to my wedding. It happened a little sooner than I thought, but maybe that’s for the best.
About two months ago, I made it to a year. After that I decided to keep running daily since it is just part of my daily routine. On a random Sunday, that habit stopped.
It was 11pm and John and I were sitting on the couch. Suddenly I jumped up and said, “I didn’t run today!” Technically I had time to do it. I could have gotten a quick half mile in with Toby and kept the streak going.
But as I sat back on the couch, I felt light and relieved. I knew this was the moment. It was supposed to end now.
I wrote the section above a month ago after day 396 of my run streak. I didn’t make it to day 397.
A month later and I can honestly say that I do not miss running every day. There is a sort of freedom I have now that I don’t feel the need to run every single day.
I can run when I feel like it! I can choose not to run on a day that I have a brutal CrossFit WOD. I can take a long walk in the evening with the dogs.
The run streak was awesome. But I’m doing other awesome things now. I have become more involved at Noble, even doing a strength program for six weeks. I’ve thrown myself into wedding planning and gotten back to purging Marie Kondo style.
I am still running though. I have a race this weekend – a 5k. It will be the longest I’ve run in weeks. Wish me luck!