Fellow Flower + FFCrew member Jayme Butts-Hall just ran 365 days in a row! #WOWZA We checked in with her on what inspired her running streak, her go-to flowers throughout this journey and her advice to anyone taking on a challenge.
Hey girl! WOW. So what inspired you to run for 365 days in a row?
I initially planned to participate in last year’s Runner’s World Memorial Day to 4th of July run streak. I made it about 20 days into the streak and my appendix perforated. I tried running one day but I was physically unable to put my shoes on – so I had to take some time off. At the time, I was registered for the Chicago Marathon and The Marine Corps Marathon and I knew I needed to train. Once I was cleared to run, I decided to start the current streak as a streak from 4th of July to Labor Day – a way to stay consistent with my training. I thought a small streak would be a great way to get back into my training. Plus, I did feel like I had some unfinished business with the previous streak. Once Labor Day rolled around, I kept picking another holiday to streak to – Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, etc. Then, the FF Move Your A$$ streak started, and of course, I participated. Somewhere around January 1 I decided to see if I could make it a whole year.
How did you stay disciplined even when you didn’t want to continue the streak?