Run Streak: Day 365! I started my run streak last year on June 18th. I have successfully made it to one, full calendar year despite occasional sickness, aches and pains, and moments where my general mood is "not feeling up to it." If you're curious and don't know, an official run streak is running one or more miles every day. While I had plenty of one-mile days last year, this year, it has been more of the exception. It's amazing what one year and an evolving goal can accomplish. Even though my relationship and commitment to running will inevitably change throughout my life, I have found my streak to be my number one proudest running accomplishment yet. Knowing that missing a day means starting over is a great motivator. No matter how slow or sloppy it is, I know I've got at least a mile in me.

Mileage Mayhem: I have logged 471.5 running miles for 2019 so far! My run streak has netted me a total of 794.5 for the last 365 days. With a little math, you'll be able to see that my daily average is is higher this year. My commitment to running 1,009.5 miles this year has pushed me to get more miles than is necessary for my streak.

Run The Year: My wife and I hit the 800 mile mark for our RTY Team a couple of weeks ago. I am currently ahead of where I need to be for my mileage goal at +6.9 miles. I know I will have a week or two at some point this year where getting 19.3 won't be doable, so every day I can run a little more than needed is a good thing. I am 28.5 miles away from hitting 500 miles for the year and I plan to hit that before the end of June!

Here's a picture my wife took of me after finishing the TC One Mile in May of this year. I ran a time of 7:46.1 and blew away my own expectations going into it. Here, you can see me holding my post race handout of potato chips and water.



Run Streak Sneak Peak: Today will be the 354th day of my streak (after I run later). I'm excited to hit the year mark in just 11 days. My run streak might be my proudest running accomplishment yet. The discipline has both pushed me mentally and physically, and I can say without a shred of doubt that it has helped me to be a better version of myself.

The Works @ The Office: I've been slowly grinding out a post for Graham Sedam Writes about where I am at in life in regards to all of this "office" stuff. I believe that after the last Note I wrote, I actually started and wrote 97.57% of the post. Yesterday, I got back to it and edited and wrote a little more. I'm not sure if it's done yet, but it's getting close. I'll have to put a few pictures in and pretty it up a little. I'm really pushing for having it published next week.

Present Situation: I'm hoping to accomplish a handful of tasks at the office this morning, where I've written this Note, and then head home around noon for my daily stretch and run, and then mow the lawn. Our city is having its annual parade tonight, and this is the first year in many that my entire family will be sitting and watching it, as opposed to being in it. It's a beautiful day for a parade in the S.L.P.

Being someone who runs every day, I find this both amusing and satisfying.

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