12/13: 1.01 miles
12/14: 3.1 miles
12/15: 1.01 miles
12/16: 1.01 miles
12/17: 1.25 miles
12/18: 6.21 miles
12/19: 1 mile
12/20: 2.01 miles
I am proud of how far I have come with this challenge. My mileage is NOTHING compared to most people but I am trying to run conservative per the recommendations of my therapist. I honestly am excited for the streak to be over though so I can go back to a more normal (for me) training routine. I am planning on taking two weeks off running when I complete the streak. I am hoping to get back in the pool during that time, but we will see how that goes.
Christmas is right around the corner and I am excited to get it over with so I can reclaim my closet (right now it is filled with gifts for the kids). I don't mean to sound like I am not excited about Christmas, I am looking forward to celebrating with my kids. But, if I am truthful, my heart isn't totally in it this year. I wish I could figure out exactly whats got me down so I could start feeling better but no such luck.
I am so thankful for my kiddos right now. They are the reason I wake up each morning even when all I would like to do is lay in bed and mope. Without them I would be floundering even more. We should be getting a box from Alabama sometime this week - and I know the kids will be really excited about that. I will be excited too because my mom sent me some of her Christmas goodies! I grew up eating fudge and peppermint divinity every year (its what we did as gifts for teachers, etc) but I have yet to be brave enough to try making it myself. So, thank you Mom for making my Christmas and sending some my way - and an even bigger thanks for sending a small quantity so I hopefully won't gain 20 pounds eating it! :)
I wish I had something more exciting to blog about, but right now it is just merely a challenge to get through each day. Hoping for some sunshine soon....