Run Streak: Day 200! How have I been doing this for so long? Taking it day by day and not thinking about the days ahead. Knowing how disappointed I would be if I missed a day and had to start over. There are plenty of people who have longer streaks—some with incredibly longer streaks than I. One thing that I LOVE about the running community is how encouraging and happy people are to congratulate or celebrate others’ successes. There are no worries about people getting offended or bent out of shape because of what YOU achieved. There's no envy (not spiteful, at least) about your accomplishments. Because you want to share your journey in life and in your passions, you're not labeled a narcissist. How someone responds to others has as much, if not more, to do with the responder. I have found and friended many wonderful people in the running/fitness community, and I can honestly say that my life is more grand because of them.

Run The Year: How long did I run on my 200th streak day? Another barefoot 3 miles on the treadmill. I know that I'm not likely to get more than a mile each day for the next 3 days, so I made the most of the first 3 days of January. I'm sitting at 9.5 miles for the year so far! Only 1,000 left to carry my half of the 2,019 mile load!

The Works: I drummed for 60 minutes today! It's been too long since the last time; about a month and a half, actually. I obviously have some goal time to work off from last year.

Present Situation: I'm supposed to be putting The Toddler to bed, and I will soon, but he's in the middle of a My Little Pony episode. I'm hoping that will calm his crazies down a bit, and potentially, he'll fall asleep. The wife just got in from her run and is hosting some Zyia Active Facebook party, and I'm getting my note for the day captured. Another long day that I don't want to go into a whole lot, but it wasn't spent exactly as planned. My wife continued to turn the house upside down all day with purpose, and I got to deal with our ongoing credit card and Sam's Club membership fraud. Good times. Not a completely bad day, though. Silver linings!

I'm not crazy. I'm a runner! What's that? An axe behind me?

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