Chicagoan hasn't missed running day this century

Some people say running for exercise is an addiction, that once you start doing it you can't stop, and that's certainly the case for Chicagoan Sue Kessler.
January 14, 2014 2:38:24 PM PST
Some people say running for exercise is an addiction, that once you start doing it you can't stop, and that's certainly the case for Chicagoan Sue Kessler.

Chicago winters are hardly designed for everyday outdoors running but that doesn't bother 44-year-old Sue Kessler. Sue is the special events creative coordinator for Navy Pier. It's a job that keeps her on the run.

"We have school groups to book and all sorts of performers to review and get on our agenda," she said.

If you do go for a run with Kessler you better be prepared for a good workout and you better not chicken out because of bad weather, and that's because not even rain, snow, sleet or ice will keep her from her daily run.

She started these daily runs on January 1, 2000 and hasn't missed a day. Just take a guess what that might add up to.

"I think that's 5,128 days," she said. "You get good shoes, you drink a lot of water and you eat an apple every day if you possibly can."


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