Day 2305. Every year as the calendar nears its end, it has become inevitable that some journalist "discovers" streak running. Said journalist will write an "eye opening" article about this unfathomable new fad in running that is taking the country by storm. Unbeknownst to this wide-eyed scribe, streak running is nothing new. It's just not that popular, so you seldom hear of it. And when you do stumble upon streak running, as a young journalist looking for an eye catching article for the New Year; you think you've hit the jackpot.
There are 500 members on the active United States Running Streak Association's member list. To be on the list you must have ran at a minimum of 1 mile a day for 365 consecutive days. There are probably another 1,200-1,500 hundred runners in the U.S. who would qualify for the list. I currently hold the 222nd longest, on-record, running streak in The United States of America. To put the previous numbers in perspective, 50,000 + runners completed the NYC Marathon last year. Streak runners are a rare breed.
Now, if a writer took the time to dig through the names of individuals active and inactive running streak lists, he/she would be able to compile a compelling story. There are some seriousl weirdos in this little community. Anyhow, I'm exhausted.
Good run today, in the cold. Bundled up and took it to my old stand by, The Lincoln Memorial. Once up the steps, I strolled over to Abe, gave him a wink and headed home.
6.2 miles down