I did it. As impossible as it may seem (at least for me), I took the day off today! I chalked it up as a recovery day (for my feet). Just to be clear, I still did my 340 push-ups and 340 pull-ups (I am not going to break a streak that goes back to July 6th, 2007 - at least for the push-ups, the pull-up streak only goes back to March 31st, 2009).
There are three reasons for the rare recovery day;
#1 - My feet hurt! Transitioning from over 1,000 miles on the treadmill to street running at 23 miles per day.
#2 - I am going on vacation with my family on Thursday and already planned on taking a miniature 5 day sabbatical before beginning the marathon streak beginning in ten days, which leads to...
#3) - My goal of running a marathon every day beginning on March 15th. No matter where I am at today, March 15th will be Day 1 for me. That is when the fun begins.
With all that being said, my running will be very sporadic between now and the 15th. I feel good about where I have gotten so far. Since January 1st, 2010 I have logged over 6,000 miles. Over 1,100 of those miles were ran in 2012. The forecast for tomorrow is almost 60 degrees and sunny here so I am planning to attempt a 24 mile run using the route of the La Crosse Marathon. I also intend to take it nice and slow and enjoy each and every mile.
Thank you to all of you who have been buying the book "365" and giving me the wonderful feedback on what you are getting out of the book. The book after all is what originally inspired the running. I firmly believe the message of the book applies to so many people. After all, the book is about improving consistency, and who doesn't need to do that?
As always keep the feedback coming.