Over the past year and across four seasons in Upstate New York, I ran outside every day through sun, snow, ice, and rain.
I averaged 3.18 miles and 26 minutes per day, while ascending 22,322 feet, descending 23,726 feet, and racing 10 virtual races. I ran a total of 1,208 miles and burned 109,963 calories.
On May 25, 2021 I ran 3.65 miles to celebrate Day 365 of my unplanned year-long running streak.
So, why did I do it?
Running has long been an important part of my life. Since I started distance running in 2008, I was running 3 to 6 days per week—on the higher end when training for a longer race like a marathon or Ragnar Relay—but had never considered a running streak of any duration as a goal.
Then we were hit by a pandemic.
Like everyone else, I was stressed out, so running became even more important in my life, and a way for me to manage the stress. Before I knew it, I was running every day, so I started to set goals along the way: 100 days, 200 days, then 365 days.
Read more on Gabe's running streak.