My run group is pretty amazing. The name of our Run Club is Riverview Running Idiots. I have written before about some of the fun and silly things that we do, all in the name of Running. It is great group and I am thankful for the encouragement and support that I have received from them.
When I started my Run Streak, a few of the club members cautioned me about injury caused by overuse. They insisted that Running Every Day could not be done safely. Only a couple of them supported my endeavor and wished me well. I kept running every day but kept quiet about it because there were so many Negative Nellies that kept telling me I shouldn’t be doing it.
Fast forward 500 days. I proudly and publicly ran my 500th Day on a regular run night. The naysayers could not argue with the success of my run streak , especially as I was fortunate enough to remain uninjured. Since then most of the run club members have embraced my streak and are eager to help me celebrate milestones. Day 666 was especially cool. ( a run in the graveyard at night, dressed like a demoness… how could it NOT be cool . )
Jan 14 was Day 777 of my Run Streak. A couple of people in my run club used the milestone as a good excuse to participate in some shenanigans. We met at the local Casino to start our run at 2:07 pm. . It was cold that day , about -12C ( 10F) and windy. We have a lot of fair weather runners who only come up when the temperature is above freezing but a few of them came out that day to show support. That was very cool and I really appreciate it.
This is picture of the 5k and 7.77 k’ers. There were 12 others doing a longer distance.
Distance was 7.77 km. A few people opted for 5k . Some people wanted to incorporate this into their Long Slow Run so they started earlier and met us at the designated time. Kudos to them for running 20k or more on this cold day.
Afterwards we enjoyed a lovely meal at the casino restaurant. My run group presented me with a bottle of wine and some 777 Bling. They are already talking about 888. .. if I am still running then. Oh, the pressure!
It was a great day and I was glad to share it with this crazy bunch of Idiots.