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Tweaking The Streak

We are smack in the middle of the third week of the #30DayStreak!  At the point where we can see the light at the end of the tunnel!  If you’ve been following along on my instagram then you know that there are some days where I’m doing something other than running.  At the beginning of this challenge my goal was to run for the 30 days.

While doing this challenge I’ve realized that running and I need to breakup for a while.  Currently I do not enjoy running.  I dread it.  Without this challenge, I think that I would have kept plugging along trying to run and then bitching about it.

Instead of doing that, I’m focusing on things that I do enjoy and that I want to do.

Avery and Penny on a hike

Like taking hikes with my dogs.  We take our longest walk on Tuesday mornings because that’s when we meet up with our walking group.  It’s a 2 – 3 mile hike (depending on the heat) and it’s awesome.  Fantastic views and very peaceful.  The rest of the week we take smaller hikes 1 – 1.5 miles.  I would rather hike with the dogs instead of just walking around our neighborhood.  Hikes are calming and very relaxing.  The dogs and I enjoy hikes way more than neighborhood strolls.

Poudre Trail

I recently purchased a bike and have fallen in love with biking.  I cannot wait to get on my bike and go for a ride.  I’m pretty sure this is going to replace running for me, at least for the time being.  Biking deserves its own post so I will be sharing my thoughts on biking and my transition next week.

For the remainder of the streak, my focus is no longer on running.  Now my goal is to get outside as much as possible and to move my body mindfully everyday.  Whether it’s a hike with my dogs or a bike ride, I want to be out embracing the day.

How has the streak been going for you?

One thought on “Tweaking The Streak

  1. I think that’s a great transition, and one that makes a lot of sense. Sometimes running isn’t the right thing for that time, and if it’s only frustrating you, it will make healthy activity a chore instead of something to look forward to. Glad to hear you’ve been enjoying biking! It’s also a great way to build endurance and lung capacity. As I mentioned on Facebook, I dread biking mostly because of traffic and my butt hurting, but you have some beautiful views!

    Also, I am insanely jealous of your nearby hiking opportunities. I’ve been going to some of the metro parks (Prairie Oaks recently, with Battelle Darby on my list coming up soon) and I’ve been enjoying the outdoors. It’s nice just to get away from the hustle and bustle for a breath of fresh air.

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