Summer heat that threatened to melt the street.
from Canada makes it feel like single digits.
I don't notice the temperature.
Just the fact that this is Day 365.
A little background: I took up running in 2004.
Never ran a mile before then.
Every year since then I've had an injury
that made it impossible for me to walk for weeks.
A different injury each year. Several required surgery.
So I never imagined that I'd be able to run every day.
Certainly not for any extended time!
But this year I figured it out:
I run a mile of hills each morning.
(I never run more than two miles unless I'm in a race.)
It's a very simple plan, which owes its
success to two principles:
1) By running every day, I maintain the
fitness to race without getting hurt.
2) By limiting my weekly miles, I avoid the overuse
injuries that always sidelined me in the past.
Compared to other long-term runners,
my single year of streak running is no big deal.
But it thrills me--because it means I have found a way
to run, and race, without injury!
See you on the road!