Today is day #613 of the running streak. It's become so automatic to run every day that I often forget to check and see where I am as far as what day it is or how many miles I have run. But a couple days ago I check to see how the numbers were looking and I realized that I was about 40 miles from hitting
I don't know what you did tonight but after the first mile of my run tonight I had run 5000 miles without taking a day off. I finished my run at 5010 miles. That had a nice ring to it. For a brief moment I thought it was pretty amazing, then I remembered all those runners who have streaks that have lasted decades HERE. Runners who really live the running lifestyle.
It was a great way to spend some of my evening. The kids cheered for me as I "crossed" the 5000 mile mark and then they quickly got bored of watching me run in one place. After this long my thoughts are a little different than they used to be. Now my thoughts jump to things like wondering when I'll hit 6000.
Crazy how a little habit becomes a way of life.