Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Streak


This past year I committed on January 1st, 2012 to run at least a mile a day for 365 days. I honestly didn't think it would last that long and I was right. On January 9th, I rolled my ankle pretty badly playing in one of my basketball league games. Sorry for the grossness of the picture...felt it had to be included.

Injured Ankle
Normal Ankle 
I took two days off for the ankle to recover a bit and then started the streak back up on January 12th and have not stopped running since. Here is a graphic of some of the stats related to my current streak.


While this is not necessarily an education related post, it is a relevant moment in my life as this run streak means a great deal to me. Over the course of this run streak I have had some amazing experience. Here are a just few...
  • I ran on the morning before I met the President of the United States of America in Washington DC.

  • I ran along the Pacific Ocean in San Diego as I saw that ocean for the first time in my life. 
  • I ran in Central Park on my first ever visit to the world renown city park. 
  • I ran my first half marathon with my 55 year old father.


I encourage you to set yourself a lofty goal and if it is a physical one, all the better. Stick with it and I promise you it will make you a better and healthier person. Or try a different kind of streak. Give a hug every single day. Call a parent of a student once a day. Start a streak of kindness or maybe reading to your kids. Just go for it...go streaking. :)