On August 15, 2012, I reached the five-year anniversary of my daily running streak.
By the standards of the US Running Streak Association, this accomplishment merely bumps me from the “Neophyte” category to the “Proficient” category; the USRSA’s highest-ranked members have maintained daily streaks of 40 years or more.
Yes, it can be a challenge: weather, work, travel and physical health all pose threats to anyone who commits to running every single day. And yes, it’s a trivial pursuit.
But it’s compelling enough that I’ll stick with it as long as I can — just as more than 200 other runners listed with the USRSA have done. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Nancy Shohet West’s memoir, “The Mother-Son Running Streak Club: How I Bonded with My Son by Running a Mile with Him Every Day for a Year,” is available at Amazon.com. She can be reached at email@example.com.