Today marks 6 years on my daily running streak. Six years (2192 days)…I never really imagined the streak going for so long, but now it is just something I do — I run.
This past year (streak year, not calendar year), I ran 1,988 miles, which brings my six-year streak total to 10,906 miles.
I plan to keep the streak going, because at this point I can’t imagine not running every day.
Today marks 5 years on my run streak. I’m super happy, but It feels a little strange at this point, to think — I’ve run every single day for the past 5 years.
I’ve run in the hot (really hot), and the cold, as well as in the sun and rain. I’ve run in more thunderstorms than I care to admit, and even with a hurricane approaching.
The majority of my runs have been outside, with a few exceptions being on a treadmill when I was on a cruise. The majority have been at least a few miles in length, though I’ve had a few that were the ‘minimal’ one mile to keep the streak alive when I was sick and feeling miserable.
I wish I could say that I have some grand plan for the streak. I will be keeping it alive, but the truth is that I just love to run.
It is my selfish time.
A time where I don’t have to do anything, a time where I don’t have to think about anything. It is just me, the road, and whatever audiobook or podcast I happen to be listening to on that day.
Anyway, these 5 years break down with a total of 8,919 miles, which equates to an average of (roughly) 4.88 miles per day.
Tomorrow begins Year 6 Day 1