August 29, 2017.
That's the day I began my run streak. When I committed to running at least one mile every day for the rest of my life.
But let me go back to August 25-29. When Hurricane Harvey was pounding the Houston area with over 51 inches of rain.
During the storm, when there was water everywhere, I happened upon an article on Runners World's website titled something along the lines of, "What I Learned From Running At Least One Mile a Day Every Day For 250 Days".
After I read the article, I got inspired and thought, "I can do that".
And as soon as Harvey left and my street drained of the water (fortunately, our house was not flooded), I began my run streak.
On November 6, 2019...I hit 800 days.
Eight. Hundred. Days!
And in case you're wondering, I posted this article on November 7th and the streak is still alive: 801 days.
Some people, over the years, have suggested I take a day off.
Um, excuse me? What part of "every day" don't you understand?
I don't run to maintain my...