This morning a group of us celebrated an awesome milestone – Ewen has run every day for 365 days without a break. Streaker extraordinaire! It all began a little over 12 months ago when I was just starting to get back into running after having a long time off with a torn hamstring. The US Runners World had started a running streak challenge between Thanksgiving and Christmas and I decided that it sounded like a fun thing to do. And then I decided I would keep on running into the new year. Ewen had decided to join in given that he can’t resist a challenge and for a while so did Speedy Geoff and Janene. However, for various reasons (injury, illness) our respective running streaks came to an end – except for Ewen! And he’s still going! Today he ran 15km and then we celebrated the achievement with bubbly, cheesecake and strawberries. Followed by coffee and perusing Avon catalogues! It was a great morning.
Well done Ewen…..but we are still waiting for the actual..ahem…”running streak”!
Meanwhile I did a hills session on the bike this morning – 7 x 2 min hill repeats. I’m starting with a modest hill and will progress from there! Even so, the first repeat had me wondering whether I’d even get to 5 repeats, let alone 7! Fortunately I did improve with each one.
Tomorrow: the plan is to swim in the morning (2km) and then run later in the day. Lets hope it’s not too hot.
“Challenges make life interesting, however, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” ~ Mark Twain