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.
Matthew 16:24 (NKJV) Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.