Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday and Sunday.

On Friday as I tied up my running shoes to go out for a run I was still a little sick from some flu bug and it was raining and cold, but the desire to run was there and as it happened the run would mark 20 months without missing a day.
On Sunday when I went out for my run my legs felt a bit like the 3rd day of a 6 day race, but I managed my usual run. I noticed that there was a guy with some tables and and paper cups at the bridge near where I finish my run. Remembering that  the Sarajevo Half Marathon was happening I realized that this was an aid station.and decided to return there later to watch part of the race.The running conditions where good, about 11 C and sunny and I quickly found out that the aid station was at the turnaround. I got to see the leaders and check out what there times were at the halfway point. The race is fairly new, just a few years old and there were just over 300 runners. My friend Amur came from Banja Luka, but I somehow missed him when he ran by. There were a few Americans, who I assume live and work in Bosnia and others from Serbia and Slovenia, but the race was won by a Bosnain in a time of 1:06. Maybe I will run next year.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

600 Days

With this mornings run I have now completed 600 days without missing one.There have been a few when it was a struggle to get in the minimum 1 mile requirement I set myself, but the desire to go out and run has always been there. It had just stopped raining when I went out this morning, so it was like a blessing to mark the occasion. I usually don't count days in my streaks after the first 50 or so, but do to a project involving the first 80 I have kept tabs on the days. I am also approaching 20 months, which as I have stated before is my second longest streak. I hope this inspires others to be a bit more consistent in their running. It really helps.