I have run the last 11 days in a row which is my longest running streak but unfortunately it ends today. I wholeheartedly wanted to participate in the Runner’s World Run Streak but not when it comes to possibly jeopardizing my health. It never seems to fail that when I get on a roll fitness wise I get sick. Coincidence, I think not. While I think it is great to workout and push your body I also know that rest is important which is something I have not given my body since beginning the run streak.
I have actually been coughing for a few days and developed a fever last night which left me feeling absolutely terrible today. I really did want to run because I didn’t want to break the streak (I know, I am not well) but based on my symptoms I knew I had to rest today and quite possibly tomorrow too. It is a little frustrating but I have the NYC Mini 10K on Saturday which I want to be able to run so rest it is run streak or not.
After 11 days my streak has ended and that is okay, or at least I keep trying to tell myself that it is okay. I will continue to follow the streak on twitter and encourage all the other participants but my body just cannot handle no rest at this point.
I am looking forward to the NYC mini 10K on Saturday and as of now I have no time goals I just want to run the race and have fun!!!
After the race I may be going to the Belmont Stakes depending on how I feel. This could be a historic year possibly crowning the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years and I would love to be there to witness this event.
I received some disappointing news about my acceptance into an RN to BSN Bachelors program I applied to for September….I was put on the wait list. Apparently they cannot accommodate all the applicants so if someone drops out I could still possibly be accepted for September otherwise my application will be reevaluated in January. I am not used to this type of rejection especially considering I graduated Suma Cum Laude from my Associates degree program but I guess I have not choice but to wait now.
I always feel things happen for a reason and I have been wanting to become re-certified as a personal trainer so maybe now is the time. I am considering ACE or NASM….any thoughts?
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!
What do you think about running streaks?? Do you think that not resting makes you more susceptible to illness?