Day: 98 of 100
Total Time: 29’30”
Avg Pace: 9’30″/mi
Day 98. It feels kind of surreal to be here. I literally have to run tomorrow and the day after that and I’ll have run for 100 straight days. Since starting at the beginning of January I ran a mile or more every single day. Some days I was really sick, tired, or didn’t feel like I could do it. Even on those days I got out and at least walked the mile.
I’ve been thinking all this week about running a marathon on Saturday but I don’t feel like my limbs will make it. Cardio-wise I feel fine, but after 100 days of pounding my joints onto the pavement it seems like a poor idea to run it Saturday. I still plan on getting one done here in the near future, but I’d like to remember what it feels like to not have to run one day first 😄.
What I’ve learned most while doing this is that anyone is capable of anything given enough time. 100 days of consecutive running seems like a lot. What if you just went and ran a mile? Not that much right? At Automattic as part of our creed we say “Given time, no problem is insurmountable” I’ve found this to be exceptionally true.
Lots of people have asked me if I’ll keep running. The short answer is: “I don’t know, but probably not every single day.” I’ve compiled all the data into a CSV file. I’m excited to run analytics on it over the weekend with a complete data set and see if there’s any insights. I wish I had a checkbox for 🍕(I’m telling you, it makes a difference!) More than anything though. I’m excited to put this challenge to rest and start something new.
Total Miles: 209.16 in 98 days.
See how this whole thing got started here.