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!