Sunday, June 1, 2014

Failure. What was I thinking?

And just like that, my #RWRunStreak is over. Yep, I'm a failure. I fault myself for even giving this challenge a try. With it being the end of the school year and coming off being sick, starting this streak may not have been a good idea. I mean, what was I thinking? 
I was thinking that it would be good accountability for me. I was up for a little challenge. But Friday night, that all went out the window. I had a mentally draining day at work and that was the beginning of the end. Teachers wear many hats, but lets just say I had so many hats on Friday, that I toppled over. Then came the headache which had me out like a light. So, Friday night I didn't run and I mentally didn't have enough in me to care. Saturday morning I woke up with the same headache and any hope I may have had for redemption was gone.
So there you have it. I'm a #RWRunStreak failure. I made it four days. Four freaking days. If I ever decide to commit to another challenge like this, someone please remind of this day and save me!

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  1. I think that the run streaks are REALLY hard! I'm so happy to hear your honesty - life is chaotic!! xo
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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    1. Thanks Karen! I just had to get this off my chest. Life gets in the way so easily. Now if this was a summer break run streak, then I'd be all in. But I'm just not there yet...LOL

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  2. Don't beat yourself up over it - you had excellent intentions!! And you did a lot better than those of us that didn't even streak at all :)

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    1. So true Kristen! Thanks for being so encouraging!

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  3. This is why I don't sign up for the streak events. It's simply not realistic and to be totally honest, not remotely appealing to me. :) You have to take care of you and life first and foremost! I'll abstain with you in the future hehe :)

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    1. I'm so glad to know I'm not alone on this. I can't say it appealed to me either. Glad we'll be avoiding them in the future! LOL

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  4. Streak events are just far too difficult. I find keeping up with every single day of a training plan to be difficult, because as you said, life gets in the way. In a perfect world, we'd all leave work feeling great and energized and ready to take on our training. But reality is that life isn't perfect, and there are going to be days when running just isn't in the cards. Make sure you put yourself first, not keeping up with a challenge, where its really only yourself that's keeping you accountable.

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    1. You are SO correct! I shouldn't feel bad for putting myself first over some streaking challenge. Thanks for being so understanding!

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  5. Don't beat yourself up! Those streaks are a little nuts -- I tried to do it last year and bailed early on too, it wasn't healthy for me

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    1. Nuts is the perfect word Kristin! Glad I'm out!

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  6. I can't even try to do those streaks....I don't want to run each day, I physically can't handle it (in more ways than one) and I would burn out too fast. At least you tried, and that's more than I can say!

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