This morning I was up bright and early because I couldn't sleep anymore but the bonus was getting to feed our 6 week-old her 5 o'clock bottle. At 6:30 I left home to hit the gym before work. One hour and four miles later the streak was extended to 365 days! This has been a great challenge. I can honestly say I enjoyed almost every day of it. There are days I look back on and think, "I could have ran more that day but..." (fill it in with any one from an array of ways life takes priorities over time to give to running). Some interesting stats from my streak to date:
365 days straight of at least one mile
1 days run in that time where the mileage was exactly one mile on a treadmill
99 runs of 1.2 to 2 miles for the day
179 runs of 2 to 4 miles
31 runs of 4 to 6 miles
56 runs greater than 6 miles
Total mileage: 1,258.9 in 366 runs
I don't know when this will end but the wisdom shared in this group certainly played a big part in me completing this goal. My biggest concern embarking on this challenge was injury. I stayed injury-free and came out on the other side of the year with a solid base for training next year. The goal sheet for 2010 does not include a daily running streak but the monthly total miles I am definitely setting at 100. That streak went to six consecutive months this morning so I want to maintain that mileage through 2010. The miles aren't the issue there. It is more about the commitment required day in and day out to accomplish that feet.
Thanks to everyone who has shared their journey and thoughts on the forum. I'll remain in the group as long as I am streaking!
Nice job. Interesting stats there, might have to pull those together for me - though I am sure I have WAY more days that were at just one mile.
AGain - great job, keep it up.
Run 1,800 miles
Do 10 minutes of core work every day
10 mile goal: 1:12:00 (Black Cat 10 miler - March)
I'm on the right
Congratulations! I find it especially impressive that you have kept up your streak with a newborn. Good luck with your plans for 2010.
No kidding. As I type, I am waiting for my wife to get back and watch the monitor (as the baby is asleep in the other room) so I can get to the treadmill and put in 3 or 4 miles before we party some. As a new father I am extraordinarily impressed that you were able to keep a streak going while you and your wife had another kid. Congratulations!
I'm Eric, the guy who runs to keep his sanity.
had to go put together my own stats like you did. I definitely had a lot more one mile days than you did.
Interesting thing for me was that I had 91 days in 2009 that I ran doubles - didnt think it would be that high.
Keep on trekking everyone
In it for the long run..
"It's not who wins the workout..."
Chicago RnR 1/2 Marathon
Super congrats on the year!! Keep it up.
I just put day 537 in the logs. It was one of those all too rare days here in the Pacific Northwest that I could run outside. Of course that statement justifiably sounds like whining to our friends on the East Coast.