living in the now

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.


I wanted to bring attention to a couple of bloggers in the Lynchburg, Va., area who are doing some amazing running -- they're running every day for a year.

  • Project Three Six Five Heather, who local residents may know from Riverside Runners, has a simple goal -- run at least 1 mile every day for 365 straight days this calendar year.
  • Runningitis Margaret, who local residents may know from a local TV station, also has a simple goal of running at least 1 mile for an entire year. Her streak started in November and she plans to cap it off with a marathon.

Check out those blogs, add them to your blogroll or Google Reader or however you keep up with posts. It's pretty inspirational ... which has me thinking, can I put together a streak? At this point in time in my life, I don't want to run every day for 365 straight days. Only until recently have I actually regularly run three days in a row. But I also know that a lone mile can be a good rest day.

So this being said, I'm making plans now to run at least a mile every day for April. Since I'm in the middle of training for the Shamrock Half, I don't want to set this goal for March. I want to do it in a month that I usually struggle. Every year for the past three years I do Shamrock and then get lazy. I know I have the Richmond Marathon in November, so focusing on something completely different in April will help me continue to build my base and give me something to look forward to this spring.

If all goes well in April, who knows what kind of streaking I might do ...