“‘Caz baby you’re a firework
Come on, show ‘em what you’re worth
Make ‘em go ‘Oh, oh, oh’
As you shoot across the sky-y-y”
- I will run a mile in 12 minutes to finish off the official day of RWRunStreak.
- I will enjoy the fireworks as I run and forget about looking at my watch.
- I will not focus on bad food, just on the portion of the food that I can control.
How’d I do?
- RWRunStreak Day 38 — 1.06 miles @ 12:40 — pace of 11:56!!!!!!!!
- food portions were awesome, one serving of everything I wanted, dipped into my workout calories but for days like today that’s alright.
Me post-run. Those shorts were my RWRunStreak reward! Parents bought ‘em for me, so I broke them in for my final official run (still got one more tomorrow to make up for the tropical storm rain-out day).
Well, umm, I finished off the run streak with a pace of UNDER TWELVE MINUTES! When I finished off the running streak last year my final run was 13:19 pace (I had to go searching for it). To say I’m proud is, well, an understatement, in the least. I’m amazed.
All day I was like “Is it night yet? Can I run yet?” My goal was for a night run with fireworks lighting up the sky. I looked at my watch 2 different times — the 1/4 mile and right at the end because I zigged into my driveway 0.03 too soon and I probably lost a second or two because of it. But when I stopped my watch and say 11:56 for the first mile, my heart skipped a beat.
While I was running I was smiling, thinking about the 37 days before that I had logged on the treadmill at the Y, with my dog, and the very few times I ran outside. It was the one real night each year that I feel safe with running because of all the people out setting off fireworks. I even ran by a few neighbors who remarked on how dedicated I was to run. I just smiled, thanked them, and said I was out to enjoy the night and the fireworks.
I’ll recap the RWRunStreak another day, but here’s a few views of the fireworks I saw tonight: