Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

So yeah...

So, I wrote this huge long post this morning, but I'm just scraping it.

This is what it boils down to:
  • I didn't run yesterday, for a variety of reasons.
  • After a lot of reflection I have decided it's really, really difficult for me to complete this in a semi-practical way.
  • The last time I tried this I was living alone. I could be as unpractical as I wanted. I ran at least one mile daily for 275 days in a row. Sometimes ridiculously early, sometimes ridiculously late, sometimes in ridiculous situations. It added up to 500.5 miles over the course of almost 9 months. I just forgot to run on the 276th day until after midnight and the rule was before midnight. So, I quit.
  • I really don't want to quit this time just because I missed one day.
  • I really don't want to start over and lose two months of running just because I missed one day.
So, here's my proposal: Yesterday was a grace day. I'm just going to keep running. I'm going to run twice tomorrow to make up for missing yesterday. Hopefully July 8th will be the only grace day I need. Maybe I've learned my lesson about planning (and following through) because I just cannot be running at midnight when I'm living with other people who have to put up with it. If I make it around to May 13th, 2010 and I'm still running and it's driving me crazy that I didn't have that one day, I can keep running on through to July 9. At least it's a plan. We'll see!


  1. I think it's amazing you are even trying. Working out more than 4 days in a week makes me crazy :)

  2. I think the fact that you're worried about quitting means that you won't.

    Just keep going.

    Running every day for a whole year is tough. Even elite runners take days off.

    Anyway, just discovered your blog and enjoy it.

  3. I agree on the grace day. You're fine!