On Miami’s South Beach, you’ll find Robert Kraft, better known as The Raven. He’s there every day. Robert made a New Year’s resolution back on January 1, 1975 to run 8 miles every day that year. Now, 34 years later he still hasn’t missed a day. Eight miles every day for the past 34 years.
I first became fascinated by Raven’s story when I saw a video about him on ESPN. The part that amazed me was how many people come to run with him. Over 900 runners ranging in age from 9 to 79, from 61 different countries and 47 states, have completed at least one 8 mile run with him.
Next week during spring break, we will be in Miami to spend some time with Taylor. I’ve found out where “The Raven” runs, and I’m hoping to sneak out one afternoon and run 8 miles with him. That ought to be interesting.