January 29, 2010

Day 1,075 ...

Today was Day 1,075 of the current run streak.

Popped 2 hrs. of 7 mins run/3 mins walk today starting at 5 a.m. with Carp, TJ, PJ and Frazier. I'm a lucky dude to have buddies crazy enough to join me for a weekday, before-work 2 hrs. Especially when it's 16F. Beautiful full moon. Minimal breeze. Lotsa laughter. Good, good times.

Why a streak? It's a question I've been fielding a lot since this streak jumping into four digits back in November.

Aren't you worried about your knees? (No.)

What do you do when you're sick? (Suck it up and run/walk the 20-minute minimum. Only happened once so far during this stretch.)

With reffing three to five nights a week during high school hoops season and getting home anywhere from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., how do you get enough sleep? (Sleep is a crutch — at least for me.)

Do you really, truly like running that much to not take a day off? (I love hearing the following echoing in my head: There will be a day when I can no longer do this. Today is not that day. :)

It's actually pretty simple. I just go run. It helps me think. It helps me work. It helps me be a better dad, husband, friend.

Maybe most of all, though, it makes me very, very happy. As long as that keeps happening, why take a day off?


Sophie Speidel said...

Run, Gentry, Run!

Congrats on the 4 digits! And it was good to see you last Saturday. Let's run together soon?

Mike Bailey said...


You are coming up to a HUGE milestone. 1095 days is three years of straight running! I'm sure you knew that already, but this takes some true dedication. You're absolutly right that one day we won't be able to run, and to do so today makes it that more wonderful. You're a good role model for the younger generation of runners.

Run the good race,

ultrarunnergirl said...

Great points. I never thought I'd try a run streak, but I am loving the daily commitment and accomplishment!

THANKS for the inspiration, B!