It seems surreal that I have run 888 days in a row. Eight. Eight. Eight. That is huge!
… but it is also No Big Deal. Running is just something that I do every day. It has become a habit and my day is not complete until I have completed my run.
I didn’t plan to become a chronic Streaker. I only planned to run every day for the month of December ( 2014) . It was hard! Really, really hard! I was counting down the days until I could take a day off. A few days before my streak was scheduled to end, a work colleague challenged me to run every day in 2015. We have a competitive relationship, so I couldn`t say No. And that is how it started.
There were several times when I should have quit as I was plagued with chronic minor injuries at first. If I had been doing this on my own, I would have gladly quit and been proud of myself for the effort. But I couldn’t quit and admit defeat to my coworker. So I kept going. He eventually had to stop after a few months due to injury so I won the challenge but I didn`t have a good reason to quit so I kept going, and going, and going…..
And that bring us to Day 888. My Running Group has been wonderfully supportive of my addiction and they often plan special events for milestone days. On May 5 we met at a local pool hall and did a little run, followed by pizza and 8 Ball. They even presented me with some cool 888 Bling. I love this crazy bunch of runners.
What`s next? Who knows? I am just taking it one day at a time, one step at a time. Running every day is a habit and literally has become No Big Deal for me. I will keep running every day until the day that I decide that I am not going to run that day.