For those that may be unaware, the Runners World organization from time to time sets up a Running Streak of running for a set amount of consecutive days. You run at the very least 1 Mile every day. It is known on social media as the #RWRunStreak.
This most recent one started on Memorial Day and ended on July 4th. 40 days of running every day. And I am happy to say I completed it! It was a lot of fun to do something that connected me even closer to the running community. For me that is why I enjoy doing these type of things throughout the year. Because I get a real close sense of connection to people working towards a common goal.
My official stats during that period:
– Total Miles Ran: 77.61
– Completed a Half Marathon
– Completed first Triathlon
– Ran my first 5K with my Girlfriend
– PR for fastest mile and fastest 5K
– Recorded a run in 3 states: PA, NJ, FL
So there it is. Another running accomplishment under the belt. It was a lot of fun and helped me out because it forced me to run no matter what. Even if I thought I didn’t have the time I would work my schedule around any potential run. Whether it was getting up early and running because I knew I had to catch a flight after work, or the times that I squeezed a run in before going out for the night.
If anything this really showed me the true meaning of the saying “it’s not about having time it’s about making time”.
During all 40 runs, I think the best (minus the official races of course) was the one I did in my living room. It was probably day 20 and late at night and I just didn’t feel like going outside. I had heard stories before of people running inside without the use of a treadmill and knew it could be done. Luckily my living room is an open space and 20 feet long. So I knew I had to do 264 laps to get a mile in. And boy did I! It was fun and interesting all at the same time.
So here I am with my first running streak complete. Not a bad way to start the 2nd year of my running journey.