1000 Days Running
Today, 27th August 2019, Evelyn reached a milestone of running everyday for 1000 days! She started off the days celebrations with a midnight mile with her fellow Stopsley Striders and parkrun family. Nearly everyone wore purple in some shape or form. Evelyn borrowed a lovely purple cape, from Kate, and enjoyed running with it for the mile.
She was only expecting a few people, may be 6 or so, but in all 15 people came along. She continued the days celebrations by completing 10.00 km, along with a few work colleagues.
She says “It was quite a difficult run for me. It always takes a while for me to warm up. And these guys are all much faster than me, or have longer strides. And one was on a bike. It must be hard to ride slow! I tried to keep up as much as I could, and they did have to wait for me a couple of times. But I soon got my engine going and was able to go a little faster.”
“I am over-whelmed and feeling loved at the response to my virtual run, and of course to reaching 1000 days. People have said such lovely things and I was even sent a card. It was amazing to see all the activities that people had done. I’m so glad that I could instigate such a good day of activity”
Evelyn encouraged peope to celebrate by performing an activity which involved a 1000. Examples are 1000 steps in one go, 1000 seconds on a treadmill (16mins 40secs) or even juggling and catching a 1000 times. A post with all the pictures from the days activities are located here.
Evelyn’s Run streak total distance covered over the 1000 days was 6210.4 km, or 3859.8 miles.