The Day I Forgot to Run

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It was bound to happen at some point. The streak had to end.

I guess I thought it would last longer and I could keep it going all the way to my wedding. It happened a little sooner than I thought, but maybe that’s for the best.

About two months ago, I made it to a year. After that I decided to keep running daily since it is just part of my daily routine. On a random Sunday, that habit stopped.

It was 11pm and John and I were sitting on the couch. Suddenly I jumped up and said, “I didn’t run today!” Technically I had time to do it. I could have gotten a quick half mile in with Toby and kept the streak going.

But as I sat back on the couch, I felt light and relieved. I knew this was the moment. It was supposed to end now.

I wrote the section above a month ago after day 396 of my run streak. I didn’t make it to day 397.

A month later and I can honestly say that I do not miss running every day. There is a sort of freedom I have now that I don’t feel the need to run every single day.

I can run when I feel like it! I can choose not to run on a day that I have a brutal CrossFit WOD. I can take a long walk in the evening with the dogs.

The run streak was awesome. But I’m doing other awesome things now. I have become more involved at Noble, even doing a strength program for six weeks. I’ve thrown myself into wedding planning and gotten back to purging Marie Kondo style.

I am still running though. I have a race this weekend – a 5k. It will be the longest I’ve run in weeks. Wish me luck!


  1. Congratulations on 396. That is very difficult to accomplish.
    Enjoy the day.
    Uncle SAT

  2. You are amazing. You were kind to yourself on the day you forgot to run. That is so great.

  3. I like the first point you made there, but I am not sure I could pratcially apply that in a productive way. Dolley Benedetto Grethel

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