Runner's World had presented one of their routine challenges earlier this year. It was to do a run streak from Memorial Day until the 4th of July. That was a span of 40 days. I decided I wanted to give the challenge a try since I had previously completed a 40 day streak and thought it might be nice to do it again.
My streak actually began with the Soldier Field 10 Mile race 2 days prior to Memorial Day. I was just diagnosed with post-tibial tendonitis and had begun treatment. Most of my early runs were short and easy. A few days were just minimal 1 mile jogs on the treadmill, but not many. Other easy days were jogs to my PT session and then back home. As I got stronger the runs got longer and I soon approached the 4th of July.
After the 4th of July I thought to myself that I had made it this far, why not keep going and go I did. I have run day in and day out. I have skipped post work drinking with coworkers and woken up early on other mornings to just get runs in. I haven't let traveling or races interfere yet either. This past Sunday I finally hit the 100th day of the streak. I hit several other milestones the same day such as passing 200 miles for August and my first 20 mile run of the training cycle. Most telling of all is that I passed 500 miles running in those 100 days meaning I averaged 5 miles per day.
The streak is still going strong. I haven't decided if or when I will end it. Things will get more difficult coming up as I travel for several races. I'm also not sure how my body will react to marathons just 3 weeks apart and may need to take a rest. Until then I will keep trucking.