On April 18th at about 4pm, I was finishing up work for the day when I received a call from my Wife Melanie. She was at the Dr, and they were sending her to the Hospital. Our baby boy was ready for the world a month early. I picked her up and went to Wake Med. She was admitted to the hospital and the Dr advised the baby would likely be delivered the next day. I stayed at the hospital that night, April 18th. When Melanie drifted off to sleep a snuck out of the room and ran my 3 miles. It was my 253rd day in a row. It was my last day. The run was brilliant. I was glowing with anticipatin of our first child. My mind, my heart, and my feet raced around the Hospital grounds. It was the most enjoyable run of the challenge. It was the last day.
The next day Benjamin Scott Michalski II was born around 6pm. I missed running that day, and failed at the challenge. I knew that it was going to be difficult to continue the challenge when the boy was ready to meet us. I didn’t anticipate him coming a month early. My family needed me. I couldn’t justify selfishly leaving the hospital to run.
Since we have been home with the boy, I have run several times. Amanda was over visiting yesterday and I had my gear on. She looked at me like, “where are you going”…. I smiled and jokingly replied… “Day 1 begins today”….
I want to thank 1095miles.com. It was a great 253 days and I am sad that I was unable to complete the full year. I overcame so much to continue to run each day. With the rest my body has recovered nicely. My knee is feeling a lot better. I will continue to run, I will continue to follow everyone else as they push to complete all 1095 miles. Thanks for the motivation. To borrow Amandas tag line. “Long may you run”
Challenge Miles Completed: 759
Challenge Miles remaining: 336
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline – Blue/Grey