Oh, now stop it. Pull your mind out of the gutter right this minute.
Not that kind of streaking…run streaking! Woot!
With the release of yesterday’s big news, I find myself getting easily overwhelmed these days. I really do have a lot on my plate and if I do not take a little bit more “me time,” I really think I might just crack.
Wrapping up things at work, making sure we are staying on top of all the bills during this financial transition, finding a home, finding a new daycare for Baby Key, and packing up all of our stuff and moving 700+ miles (and I am sure there are some other big decisions on my plate that I am just not thinking of right now) creates enough stress that sometimes I think my brain might liquefy and ooze right out of my ears. Nice visual, yes?
The only way that I can manage this and keep myself sane is to keep on running. I know that some days it is easy to make excuses not to go run, especially when you do have really important things that need attention. I simply cannot “lose myself” in all this stress. If I do, I know it will eat me alive.
Starting on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28th), I will be participating in the Runner’s World Summer Running Streak 2012. The goal is to run at least one mile per day from Memorial Day to Independence Day (Wednesday, July 4th)! That is a minimum of 38 miles in 38 days.
Totally doable, right? RIGHT.
This is just the thing I need to force me to make at least 10 “me” minutes each day. This is a solid, attainable goal for me during this super hectic time in our lives. Right now, any bigger commitment might be too much.
So you are going to join me, right? I thought so! All you have to do is run at least one mile per day throughout the duration of the streak. If you are on Twitter, keep all the fine folks at Runner’s World up-to-date on your progress by using the hashtag #RWRunStreak!
If you plan to do it too, leave me a comment and let me know!