Random GoPro capture

I recently picked up a Polaroid camera (and some expired film) to play around with.

This isn’t the best coffee in the world, but it is good. Perhaps more important (to me) is how this monthly subscription has me leaving the house several mornings every week. I can’t really call it a commute, but it is proving to be a nice way to ease into the workday.

Hidden Lake, Tarpon Springs, Florida

I run ... every day

I was recently asked about my run streak, which got me thinking – just sort of reflecting on the overall streak and trying to figure out what (if anything) it means to me.

My daily run streak began on May 1, 2014, when I set out with a goal to run every day for 30 days. I completed the 30 days and decided to keep the streak going with a new goal of 90 days. I completed the 90 days and then wanted to get to 100 days. I also completed the 100 days – but then, without any real plan, I just kept going.

Today is September 1, 2021, and I have run every day since May 1, 2014. So…a little over 7 years now. At this point, I can’t imagine not running every day. I have run in 100+ degree weather, in the pouring rain, in hurricanes and tropical storms, and have dodged more lightning than I care to admit.

Running is just something I do, and while I think it will be neat if I can hit the 10-year mark, I don’t really think about my streak, I just run… every day‚Ķ because I like to run.

According to Streak Runners International, I am number 640 on the active streak list with a total of 2,681 days. I track all of my runs with Runkeeper and it shows I’ve run a total of 13,568.2 miles, which puts me at a daily average of a little over 5 miles per day.

Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Tarpon Springs, Florida

Howard Park Causeway, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Howard Park Causeway, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Howard Park Causeway, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Howard Park Causeway, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Craig Park, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Terminal Sierra Maestra, Havana, Cuba

Howard Park Beach, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Howard Park Beach, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Craig Park, Tarpon Springs, Florida