on this day

Sometime in 2021, I added a feature to my running log: On this Day. It uses a plugin my husband Scott created to post all of your entries, through the years, written on today’s date. Since I’ve been writing in this log for more than 5 years, and almost daily, I have a lot of entries (as of March 14, 2022: 1,449 entries). It’s fun and useful to look back on what I’ve written in the past. And, it’s fascinating to witness many different versions of Sara next to each other.

As of March 20, 2024: 2,047

I like using this plugin:

  • to track changes in the weather from year to year
  • to see how my volume of running has changed
  • to rediscover poems I’ve posted in the past
  • to be reminded of what I was doing, and to double-check my memories with the “facts” as they were recorded when they happened
  • to remember how I felt in the early days of training for a marathon or studying poetry or living through COVID, and to witness how my feelings have changed (or not) as I’ve become used to these things
  • to find inspiration/ideas for new experiments/poems/essays in my old words
  • to rediscover the words of others that I had posted and forgotten
  • to hang out with past Saras
  • to witness (some of) the origins of a piece of writing (a poem, an essay)

Some On This Day Summaries

  1. On This Day: January 1
  2. On This Day: January 13
  3. On This Day: January 15
  4. On This Day: January 22
  5. On This Day: January 25
  6. On This Day: January 26
  7. On This Day: January 27
  8. On This Day: January 30
  9. On This Day: January 31
  10. On This Day: February 2
  11. On This Day: February 3
  12. On this Day: February 6
  13. On This Day: February 7
  14. On This Day: February 8
  15. On This Day: February 14
  16. On This Day: February 16
  17. On This Day: February 19
  18. On This Day: February 20
  19. On This Day: February 23
  20. On This Day: February 25
  21. On This Day: February 27
  22. On This Day: March 8
  23. On This Day: March 13
  24. On This Day: March 14
  25. On This Day: March 19
  26. On This Day: March 20
  27. On This Day: March 21
  28. On This Day: March 22
  29. On This Day: March 24
  30. On This Day: March 26
  31. On This Day: March 27
  32. On This Day: March 29
  33. On this Day: April 8
  34. On This Day: April 9
  35. On This Day: April 10
  36. On This Day: April 11
  37. On This Day: April 12
  38. On This Day: April 18
  39. On This Day: April 19
  40. On This Day: April 20
  41. On This Day: April 27
  42. On This Day: May 3
  43. On This Day: May 4
  44. On This Day: May 17
  45. On This Day: May 21
  46. On This Day: June 23
  47. On This Day: September 11
  48. On This Day: September 14, 2020/2022
  49. On This Day: September 20
  50. On This Day: September 25
  51. On This Day: October 10
  52. On This Day: October 16
  53. On This Day: October 17
  54. On This Day: October 31
  55. On This Day: November 8
  56. On This Day: November 4
  57. On This Day: November 10
  58. On This Day: November 15
  59. On This Day: November 17
  60. On This Day: November 19
  61. On This Day: November 20
  62. On This Day: December 4 2022 version
  63. On This Day: December 4 2023 version
  64. On This Day: December 21
  65. On This Day: December 22
  66. On This Day: December 29
  67. On This Day: December 31