Part of me would like to go out and run to keep my silly 10 day streak going, but it's not going to happen.
One of these days I'll get back on the streak and try to past my old mark. Partly to push past the old mark, partly because I enjoy running and mostly because I seem to run better when I'm streaking.
The hard part is knowing when not to run. The tweaks come and go, lately they are more frequent.
Oldman mid pack runner
I feel you on that - suffering through some sciatic pain right now and every couple days debate whether to just stop for a month or so to let it heal up completely. But then I think, what if i do stop and it doesnt heal anyway? Then I'll have blown the streak for nothing. Most days, getting in my mile doesnt hurt, but man, sitting at my desk all day is kicking my @ss.
Just looking at your streak log and that is some seriously impressive mileage though - averaging 8 miles a day through your longest streak. I think my average is going to drop below 5 this year if things dont fix soon. I miss my long runs.
Made the decision at one mile to turn around and head home. 2 miles is plenty enough for this streak thing, even though I'd made 4 miles a day the minimum. But, I'm only days away from a year on this streak, longest ever and big bonus, injury free.
Streak on, folks.
I am with you, Jeff! I have been having hip and SI joint pain since August. Now that it is getting cold I have had a debate with myself at 5:30 most mornings about staying in bed and just not going. Still going strong!
Way to hang in there. I have hung in there as well and the running is getting better. I have now dropped playing in my old man soccer league (after too many injuries to count, the concussion that ended up making me miss three days of work finally convinced me to quit) and my sciatic pain has subsided. My runs are getting longer but I need to build up more slowly because I am getting niggling pains here and there when I try to go past 8-9 miles right now.
Best of luck guys.