U.S. presidents are often measured by their first 1,000 days in office.
A thousand days has a different meaning for first-year LSU basketball coach Will Wade.
As he has each and every day — every single day — since January 2015, when he was still the second-year head coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga, Wade ran at least one mile early Wednesday morning.
That's 1,000 days and counting for the energetic 34-year-old Wade, who was introduced as LSU's new coach on March 22.
He started that day with a nice, relaxing run around the picturesque LSU lakes to extend his streak and has added to it since.
Since taking over as LSU’s basketball coach last March, Will Wade has been on a non-stop mis…
In a November 2015 story published in the New York Times, Wade said: “I ask my team to be disciplined. I’ve got to be disciplined as well.”
After leaving Chattanooga later in 2015, Wade continued the streak and kept it going through his two-year stint as VCU's coach.
In a text to The Advocate on Wednesday, Wade, who wakes up at 4 a.m. each day, said there are no plans to end the streak.
"It will continue," he wrote. "Not sure how long."