On Streaking

A few years ago, I read about the Runner’s World Holiday Streak and thought it sounded interesting. Back in high school and college, I ran six days a week, but found my body had trouble at that level. The idea of running at least a mile a day for 30-40 days seemed impossible. I tried it and managed about 10-12 days before I got a cold and felt I couldn’t run. I tried once more with similar results.

Last summer, my work schedule changed and life has been a bit more flexible. I decided it was time to try again. My goal was to beat my previous record and run at least 15 days in a row. That was on Oct 8. Since then, I’ve run in three states and two countries in temperatures ranging from 5 to 98 F (-15 to 37 C).

When I hit 12 days, I decided to go for 30. As 30 approached, I realized 100 was a great number and as of yesterday, I hit day 100! Now I’m wondering what it might feel like at day 365.

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4 Responses to On Streaking

  1. runrodrun says:

    Woody!!! That is awesome! Get at least to 108. My streak snapped at 107 last summer. I also used 1 mile as the minimum to keep the streak alive, it was the standard used in an event called “Run For The Sun” I participated in to encourage people to run every day for a month.

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