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I need the commitment of a Mark Washburne. Mark made a commitment back in 1989. It was not a commitment to devotionals though, it was a commitment to run. “The 55-year-old college professor from Mendham, N.M., says he has run every day since Dec. 31, 1989. Washburne’s streak has endured through illness, injury, ice storms, and a brief marriage. He has logged more than 33,000 miles.”

--USA Today April 28, 2011 p. 13D Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell

According to the U.S. Running Streak Association, of which Washburne recently became president, his streak is 83rd in longevity. Mark Covert of Lancaster, California began his streak on July 23, 1968.

To be official, a runner has to run at least one continuous mile within each calendar day without assistance.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NASB77) pray without ceasing;

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