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Day 33–Run & Write Where You Are

One of the best things about running and writing is that you can do it where ever you live. It doesn’t matter if you live in middle of the woods  or in the center of the city, you can run and write.

Many other sports and hobbies call for living or being in a unique location. You can’t surf without the ocean, and you can’t rock climb without rocks.

Being able to run and write in any location, makes it possible to accomplish a running or writing a streak.

If we are traveling we can still run, if we move we can still write, no matter where we are there is a way to run and write.

Our running and writing will grow if we keep the attitude of, “There is no better place to run or write than where I am right now.”

If we view our running and writing in a positive light it will only help. If we constantly have the grass is greener viewpoint it will stifle our running and writing because we are too busy dreaming about how it’s better somewhere else.

When really there is no better place to run and write than where you are right now.

There is actually nowhere better than where you are right now.

The important thing is not where you are, but what you do with where you are.

Take a run, write for a session. And then look back knowing, you ran, you wrote, and tomorrow you are going to do it again.

Start your running streak today.

Where ever you are pay yourself first.

What do you love about where you are?


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Day 12–Beat Negativity with a Run

Yesterday was a stressful day for me and I ended up going to bed in a less than good mood. I woke up in a funk and even after a cup of coffee, I couldn’t shake the negativity.

I had a long run planned, and so at 6 am I hit the trails. After a half an hour I was feeling a lot better, my negative feelings were shed with the sweat that dripped from me. By the end of the 2 hour run I was feeling great, and I had figured out the little problems that had been bothering me.

The point being–There’s nothing a good run can’t fix.

We have our negative periods and I’ve found for myself the best way to bounce out of them is with a run. I can honestly say that I never return from a run feeling mentally worse than when I left for the run. Maybe, physically worn out, but my mental state always benefits from the run.

ON the run we are forced to look our problems in the eye without distraction. We can meditate on them and often find they are not as bad as they seem. The physical activity gets the blood moving to our minds, and our problem solving ability is enhanced.

Who doesn’t want to feel better each day?

By committing to a run streak (running everyday) a person can on a daily basis have a better mental focus, relieve stress and anxiety, improve moods and even lessen mental fatigue.


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My Running Streak

As of today I have run 151 days straight. This is nothing in comparison to the runners who have been going at it for 30 or 40 years straight. Still, I think after 5 months without missing a day of running I’ve experienced things I would have never encountered otherwise. For example, getting my run for the day in an airport stairwell, running in circles in a small bedroom and just plan old running when I normally would have rationalized taking a day off.

So here are 10 things that have kept me running everyday.

1. Run early

2. Don’t run fast everyday

3.  Subscribe to pod casts

4.  Be inspired by the inspiring

5. Know there is no option

6. Realize one missed day, and it all comes crashing down

7. The beer at the end of the tunnel

8. It’s a life style

9. There’s no way any body can say your not a runner

10. Registering my runs at dailymile.com


Run on friends.



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Day 1–Start Running and Writing Today

The first thing to do is get a calendar, organizer or sheet of paper with everyday of the month listed on it. Starting from today figure out where one month would be from now. On that day write how many days you will run between now and then, whether it is 5 or 30. Then write down how many days you will write between now and then. Ideally, it will be every day.

Now, choose the days you will run, write or do both during this month. Mark these days with a highlighter or however you can. If you plan on writing and running draw a line through each day, put an R on one side and a W on the other. As you  meet your goal of running or writing on these days, cross out the letter or mark it off however you see fit. As long as you can look back and see what days you reached your goal.

Of course, the idea of this blog is to get you going each day. Every day. So if today is your first day, run and write.

Right now, miles and word counts are not important. If you run one mile, you ran. If you wrote one sentence, you wrote. Today is day one, so get out on the trail or road, and put your pencil to paper.

Hang your calendar on a wall where you will see it every day, either next to the bathroom mirror, on the fridge or paste it to the kitchen table. The important thing is that it is staring you in the face, reminding you to run and write.

Besides the calendar, it would be a good idea to devote a notebook to your running/writing program. Every day write down any information you want. Ideas for running would be, miles, time, where you ran, shoes you ran in, weather, etc. On the writing side of this you could write down what you wrote, whether it was a poem, short story, essay or part of a journal. Also include how many words you wrote.  The key is having your success documented.

After you write you will feel better. After you run you will feel better. Hop in bed tonight knowing you accomplished something that benefits your health and well being, it will help you sleep sound.

So start today. Run and write. And cross off  DAY 1 with pride.

Only 364 to go.


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Introduction-Welcome to run, write, read, repeat

If you want to be motivated and inspired to run, write and read every day, this is the place for you. This page will cater to beginning runners and writers, as well as the the seasoned veterans. The purpose of this daily motivator is to keep runners and writers in a routine.

Whether you are an aspiring poet, wannabe runner, ultrarunner, short story writer or novelist, this site will keep getting you out the door and putting pen to paper. This site is designed for you to read one post daily, so you can skip around if you like, but to truly benefit, start at day 1 and continue reading one post a day. After a year you will running, writing and reading more and with new meaning.

This site will encourage streak running and writing (running everyday, writing everyday) and show you how it can be done successfully and with ease. But, if you’re not a streaker, no worries, you can still utilize this site to push your running and writing forward.
The site depends on you just as much as you depend on it. We need feedback, questions and followers. So let us know your thoughts, positive or negative. If you like the site, please suggest us to friends, tweet about us and follow us.

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