So yesterday was day 100 of my Runstreak. Since I started this streak, I was looking forward to this milestone. I thought it would be great because of the number. Nope. It was possibly the worst run so far during the streak. And I had a few days of “intestinal” issues that made running more than a mile difficult. Like it or not, 100 consecutive days of running is pretty significant for me. I have only been running for a little over a year now and I never found any joy in it before. I used to run frequently to maintain weight and increase endurance for wrestling in high school. And as an Infantry officer, running was a way of life. However, now I actually enjoy it as a hobby and to quench the thirst (mmm, beer) of my competitive spirit.
I got the idea from a fellow runstreaker, The Beer Runner (who is on day 619 and counting of his runstreak), from his explanation in a Wired article about why he enjoys runstreaking. “If you’re a runner, it’s almost easier to do a run streak than not because it removes the whole element of ‘Am I going to run today or not?’ which is a lot of wasted mental energy. I have a routine; I know I’m going to do it every day.”
That is what I am trying to do — run every day for a year (why did I pick a leap year to start this?). Oh, and I have also enjoyed a beer every day so far as well.
What is your longest streak?