Still rocking the Runner’s World 40 Days of Awesome Streak. Today is day 18. I’m at 185 miles total.
I don’t really need the streak for motivation, but every little bit helps when the weather makes me want to stay in bed more than freeze my face and fingers off running in the dark.
The Runner’s World community is pretty amazing. Everybody gets a needed slap on the back. The folks just starting running and struggling to finish 1 mile per day or the folks running marathons (or ultras) already are more or less equal.
I’m totally inspired by stories of other adult onset runners finding the magic of the run. The folks who do all sorts of crazy stuff to keep their streak going. I’m also humbled by the folks running through real winter, when I all I do is complain constantly about moderate cold in my area.
The stories of finishing their first mile without walking, finishing first real race, or getting a new PR by minutes are uplifting. The stories of people breaking their streak due to life events or injury weigh heavy on everyone. The group is there for everyone.