Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Day 45 and May 15

Back in February, I wrote an entry about streakers and asked if anyone would like to join me in attempting a streak. Sad to say, noone accepted and my own plan got derailed before it even started after a slip and fall on ice which resulted in a fractured elbow.

On April 1, with almost no training, I ran the 2007 Cherry Blossom 10 mile run. Though it was absolutely exhausting, that run was a huge confidence builder. In fact, it was such an unexpected achievement to finish that run that I decided it would be a good start for another attempt at streaking.

Today, May 15, 2007, marks day 45 of the streak I started on April 1. I now have run as many days as my previous longest streak of 45 days in 2006. So far, the biggest challenges have been weather and lack of sleep. With the exception of two days last month when winds of 30-40 mph forced me to do my run on a treadmill at home, I did all my runs outdoors in early morning before work. This morning was particularly early because I had an early morning work appointment. So I had to roll out of bed at 4:45AM to get ready and go out on a run. It was nice to log in a 4 mile run even before the high school students of the neighborhood got on their bus at 6:30AM.

So, I plan to continue my daily run until "circumstance beyond my control" brings it to a stop. Although I have not had much chance to add a blog entry for the past month, rest assured it is not due to running taking the back seat. It is just that the entries were being written on the streets...

Many things to catch up on, so we will soon pick up from where we left off. Till then, here is another milestone reached on May 15, infinitely more significant than a trivial running streak.