Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active.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, February 3, 2011

The Streak that Wasn't

So, obviously, I'm not living up to my blog title and am not sure about when it will happen. I first attempted a 365 day running streak on April 25, 2007. It started when I was student teaching in Costa Rica, led me up to my half marathon PR, and carried me through a very, very rough first 6 months of teaching.

There were good weeks.

And there were bad weeks.
On day 275, I just forgot to run. Which is a pretty lame way to end a running streak. I was horrified when I looked at the clock and saw midnight had come and gone without me thinking to lace up my shoes.

So, I tried again, starting April 25, 2009. And if any of y'all were watching, you know how (un)successful that was.

2010 was kind of nuts, for a variety of reasons, but I thought I'd kind of just give it a go on 1/1/11 just to see what happened. I didn't tell anybody because a) I wasn't actually sure if I was completely committed to another running streak, b) I didn't want to be (rightfully) judged/mocked for failing at this again, and c) I wanted to see how long I could keep up daily running until my husband caught on.

For 20 days, I was in. Well, as in as one can be when one is snowed/iced in multiple days and refuses to run more than 1 mile on the treadmill. On the 21st day, however, it came down to one of those ridiculous scenarios-choosing between a close-to-midnight treadmill run that would have caused an argument, or abandoning my 20 days of progress. Guess what I chose.

So, 2011 is not the year of 365 runs. Oh well. It will be the year of my second marathon, my graduation from my masters program, my first time as a running coach, and whatever other adventures lay around the bend!


  1. Isn't that why you use the word 'hopefully'???? I'm trying my own streak and so far, so good. This is my second attempt. Just do it baby........

  2. Well I would say you are going to have much to celebrate this year!!! Does the streak have to happen in one year? What if you start when things slow down...does that happen though?

  3. That's a good goal...I know you'll reach it one year soon! :0)

  4. Ok I should have said that's an AWESOME goal cause it really is!!! lol

  5. Hi! I randomly found your blog and found some motivation in your posts. I'm relatively new to running so I like to read about girls with more experience. So I'm a new follower!

    My older sister is also trying to run everyday for a year. She is doing well, but it is such a commitment. I would like to be able to say I don't have time to do it, but really I am just too lazy!