When Jane Spencer decided late last year to undertake a running streak in 2019, she knew it wouldn’t be easy. And it hasn’t been—the 39-year-old mother of three says she often struggles to find the time to run.
Today, however, Spencer is celebrating. More than two months into 2019, she’s run every single day of the year except for eight.
“It’s hard,” said Spencer. “I’m not going to lie. But you know, this running streak isn’t just for me. It’s for my kids, to teach them the importance of hard work and perseverance—of making a commitment and more or less sticking to it.”
For Spencer, that’s meant hitting the streets to run at least one mile every day of 2019, except for January 5, January 11, January 24, February 3, February 15, February 20, March 1, and yesterday, March 5.
“She’s a rock star,” said Frank Drebbin, Spencer’s husband. “Every day she gets herself out there for her run, no matter what, unless the weather is way too bad or her schedule just won’t allow it or she’s feeling sick.”
Spencer herself downplayed her feat.
“I’m proud of what I’ve done, but I’m no hero,” she said. “It’s just a matter of putting one foot in front of the other. Every day.”
“Give or take.”