Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1

Motivation Blog - Mark Covert

Meet Mr. Mark Covert. Mark currently holds the 2nd-longest running streak at a whopping 14,000+ days in a row of running at least 1 mile a day. He actually averages 9 miles a day! So why exactly did this streak start on July 23, 1968? (By the way, that is over 43 years ago!)

Well, at the age of 17, Mark decided to go for a run one day. One day became 2, then 3, and eventually 100. When he hit 100, he realized he had a bit of a streak going so decided to keep it going. He has run on the days both of his parents died, as well as the birth of all 4 of his children! He won't let anything get in his way of keeping his streak alive!

To this date, Mark has run over 130,000 miles and plans to keep going, even though his pace has slowed somewhat. He is currently the cross-country running coach at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California, where has been for the past 17 years, still running. As Mark puts it, "I can't ever see myself waking up and saying, 'I don't feel like doing this anymore.'"

If that isn't enough motivation to get your butt off the couch and get moving, I don't know what will!

-Tyler Robbins