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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Answer to most asked question-Amended-Amended

Day 365 - September 5

The stomach virus finally caught up with me and knocked the ever living snot out of me. Thursday night after work, I went out for a 4 mile run. I didn't do anything heroic, just a nice steady run. I wasn't home even 30 minutes and it hit me. I went to bed at 9:00 and was up at least once an hour all night long. On Friday, I was lucky if I spent 15 minutes straight sitting up. There just was no way I could even get on the treadmill.

So, 2 days short of a full year, the STREAK IS BROKEN!!! I'm really bummed, but there just was no way I could have run yesterday.

Now I've got to decide if I want to start over or if I just want to keep running without keeping track. I'll probably take a few days to decide.

Thanks to everyone who followed along this last year, 1189 miles and 146 hours of running.


Day: 364 Time/Date: 7:30 PM 9/4/2008 Weather: Cloudy, 80F
Run: S Carnation-Davis Miles: 4.1 Time: 31:19 Pace: 7:38 min/mile
Miles to Date: 1189.3 Total Running Time: 146:35:12

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Answer to most asked question - amended

Day 363 - September 3, 2008

A few days ago I answered the most frequent question I am asked -" what do you do when you are really sick?" Well, I've learned the last two days that what the real question should be is, "What do you do when your entire family is sick?" Because let me tell you, that makes it much harder to find time to run. When the wife and both kids are flat on their backs in bed, alternating trips to the bathroom to puke everywhere but in something with a drain, it can be quite exhausting. Now I'm not looking for sympathy - I'll take clean up duties over vomming any day. But when everyone is finally asleep for a few minutes, the last thing I have wanted to do is go out and run. Last night I managed to sneak in one mile between clean-ups (yep less than 7 minutes) and today I barely could drag my sorry but down the road for 2 miles. This is not how I anticipated the lead up to the one year anniversary of this streak.

Oh well, when life throws you curve balls you can dive out of the way or stand in and keep swinging. I'll keep swinging for a few more days - it would be really sad if I stopped this streak so close to the anniversary.

Stay healthy - C

Day: 362 Time/Date: 9:10 PM 9/2/2008 Weather: Indoors, 76F
Run: Treadmill Miles: 1.0 Time: 06:49 Pace: 6:49 min/mile
Miles to Date: 1183.2 Total Running Time: 145:47:17

Day: 363 Time/Date: 7:30 PM 9/3/2008 Weather: Cloudy, 84F
Run: Dahlia Miles: 2.0 Time: 16:36 Pace: 8:18 min/mile
Miles to Date: 1185.2 Total Running Time: 146:03:53

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sucking it up

Day 361 - September 1, 2008

Still not feeling great today, but it is time to get over being a wuss. When I realized I wasn't going to feel any better today, I decided I might as well get in a longer run because, well, I wasn't going to feel any worse. It wasn't too bad once I got going, but the energy just wasn't there like I would have preferred. Maybe by "inducing a fever" I'll help kill off whatever bacteria/virus is waging war with my intestines.

Day: 361 Time/Date: 11:30 AM 9/1/2008 Weather: Partly Cloudy, 78F
Run: Pea Ridge Carnation Loop Miles: 6.0 Time: 43:40 Pace: 7:17 min/mile
Miles to Date: 1182.2 Total Running Time: 145:40:28

Answers to my most asked question

Day 360 - August 31, 2008

Since I started the streak, the number one question I get is what do you do when you are sick? Well today is a perfect example. I woke today with a stomach virus and really didn't feel like running at all. This was the absolute closest I've come to giving up. Every bite of food or sip of drink sent my stomach into a fit of cramping. I spent most of my day in bed just thankful I wasn't parked in the bathroom. By late afternoon, I started to get a little energy back and I figured it was now or never for getting in a run. Not wanting to get too far from the house, I decided to try the treadmill so I could stop at any time. I switched over to the NFL Network and slowly built up the speed on the treadmill and let 2 miles pass away while I watched the game. That was about all the energy I had. So, the answer is - whatever it takes to get 1 or 2 miles in.

Day: 360 Time/Date: 4:40 PM 8/31/2008 Weather: Indoors, 76F
Run: Treadmill Miles: 2.0 Time: 14:16 Pace: 7:08 min/mile
Miles to Date: 1176.2 Total Running Time: 144:56:48