Rebooting with #REDFAM

An unusually hot summer and early fall, a busier than normal marching band season, and crunch time wedding planning have all been contributing factors making it significantly more difficult for me to get in quality training time on the roads through late September and the month of October.  The end result is a looming feeling of being under trained as November arrives and brings with it 5 consecutive marathon weekends.  I intend to finish each of these races between 4:15 & 4:30, but fully plan on being lenient with those time goals as finishing healthy is the most important factor.

So where am I running?

Nov 14Cottonland MarathonWest Monroe, LA
Nov 19Magnolia MarathonMeridian, MS
Nov 27Space Coast MarathonCocoa Beach, FL
Dec 3St. Jude MarathonMemphis, TN
Dec 10Mississippi Gulf Coast MarathonBiloxi, MS

What am I doing to help get back on track?

Now that marching band season has ended with the exception of a few more Friday night football games I have more time available to me after the work day to get out on the roads.  I saw a post for a November challenge called REDFAM and thought, “What better of a way to celebrate my wedding month and feel better about these races than a good challenge.”  The goal of REDFAM is simple

Run Every Day For A Month

I’ve attempted a few run streaks before.  My longest was 36 days in the summer 2012 during the Runners World run streak challenge from Memorial Day to the 4th of July.  It takes a daily commitment and constant awareness of what you put into your body the rest of the day leading up to the run.

I have a couple friends who are all in the 500+ day runstreak club and they are phenomenal to follow along with. If you’re looking for a daily dose of inspiration be sure to check out @RoadRunnerGirl (approaching Day 900!)

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and @IrishEyes1982 (Day 741)

Dani Loves this photo 🙂

Be sure to follow along with my REDFAM progress on instagram @Run8va.