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.
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.
Thanks, Rod. I’m at 102 and counting. Now I’m trying to get others in my running group to start their own running streak so we can encourage each other. Maybe if we get enough people interested, we’ll turn it into an event similar to “Run for the Sun”.
Today is day 110 and counting… 😀
Awesome work Woody! Keep it going 😃😃😃
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