My running streak has spanned a move across the country, 2 job changes, shingles, a nearly broken toe, and introspection beyond any I have experienced before. I draw inspiration for my streak from my family. My parents both ran when I was young and both of my sisters still do. I love sharing this experience with my children now as well. They used to think I was nuts for running so much but it has now become an accepted reality of my daily routine. There is a permanent sign on our front door that reads, “Max, Mom is running. Wake up dad. ❤ mom”. I am a daughter, sister, mother, wife, friend, and teacher. I am better at each one of those roles because I am also a runner.