Guess what I did yesterday? I completed the Runner’s World “Summer Running Streak” and ran at least 1 mile every day from Memorial Day until the fourth of July…. wahoo! OK, so it doesn’t sound too hard to accomplish but there were a couple of days when the last thing I wanted to do was run, again. But overall, it was great goal and I’m glad I stuck with it. Here are some highlights of running the past 38 consecutive days:
Watched beautiful sunrises
Witnessed the sun rise around the Palace of Versailles (France)
Explored new cities. Is this a statue of Louis XIV?? (Versailles, France)
Explored new trails in new cities (Versailles, France)
Discovered houses in little side streets (Versailles, France)
Found a trail around this lily pond (Versailles, France)
Back in Southie…. Ran up a lot of stairs.
Ran/jogged up this crazy, steep street on multiple occasions (have you guys ever run G Street??)
And yesterday, I finished the streak with a short run on the beach.
If it weren’t for this running streak than I would have never gone for early morning runs around the streets of Paris or Versailles. I wouldn’t have discovered new gardens, or hidden neighborhoods, or statues in a foreign city. I know there is no way I would have packed a week’s worth of running gear when I wanted to pack more fun, fashionable clothes for the trip. I’m so happy I forced my butt out there everyday and was able to really experience France. I’m also glad I stuck with a goal and didn’t quit.
Question: I might try another running streak from Labor Day til Columbus Day… Anyone wanna do it?