Run Streak

Who wants to go streaking?

Hey everyone!  Thanks for all your winter running advice yesterday!  I actually went on a 4 miler after posting that yesterday, and while the first mile was horrific (wind chill temps in the teens just need to go away now please, I’m not a fan of the wind!) I was actually pretty warm for the last few miles even though I was wearing those crappy stretchy gloves that I was complaining about yesterday!  Although it did take a solid hour (and a very hot shower) until I was warm again!  I just need to buy some of that windproof gear that you all suggested and I’ll be fine  🙂

Now here’s a fun question for all my runners out there:  who wants to go streaking?  Not that kind of streaking silly!  I’m talking about the Runner’s World Holiday Running Streak!  The challenge:  run at least 1 mile every day from Thanksgiving until New Year’s.  There are no rules on how fast/tough each run has to be, so even on your rest days you can bust out a 12:00/mile pace for 1 mile and still totally rock this challenge.  I’m terrible at every milage challenge that I’ve done so far, so I’m thinking that drastic times call for drastic measures and if I know I have to run at least 1 mile each day I’ll have to force myself to get off the couch and stop being lazy!  Plus, the holiday season is the time when I always gain a pound or two from all the cookies, yet I want to look my best due to all the parties.  Getting off the couch every day should help!

streaking

Now I understand that this may be a pretty tough challenge, especially since my body needs rest days.  But Runner’s World recently posted this and there are a lot of great tips for getting through this challenge happy and healthy!  I love that if I get really burnt out or injured, I can swap some cross training for running (hello running yoga!).  The focus is on staying healthy, fit, and motivated.  I’m definitely up for the challenge and I’m excited to kick this off on Thursday with a 5k Turkey Trot!  Who else is with me?

Are you participating in the Runner’s World Holiday Running Streak this year?  Have you ever participated in a running streak and if so do you have any advice for me?

11 thoughts on “Who wants to go streaking?

  1. I actually read about this a while ago, and thought, ‘this isn’t for me’. However, I’m rethinking it. I think its a great way to stay motivated through the season! Plus, I’m thinking of training for a 1/2 marathon in the spring….(OMG I must be crazy). Good luck to you- keep runnin’!

    1. I felt the same way last year! I was like “Running on Christmas? No thanks!” But this year I’m a much stronger runner and love running, so I know I can make some time every day to do this. Even if it’s just 12 minutes to do a slow run on the treadmill before work! I’m also training for a half next year (at the end of February) and I think this will help me get through my training plan!

  2. Ooh I may give this a go. I’m in recovery this week (a slight quad niggle after a marathon last week) but I’m intending to start training again in a week. So often I think ‘oh there’s no point running unless its so many miles’ but actually on easy days just running a mile round the block is quite appealing 🙂

    1. I completely agree! Sometimes I’ll skip a workout because I only have time for 1 mile, as if that doesn’t count or something. But this is going to motivate me to make time for running and appreciate every run, even the slow and easy ones. I think there’s a facebook page or event for this and it has more details if you want to check it out!

  3. I’ve never done this before, but I’m doing it for the first time this year! Looking forward to doing it together! I made a facebook group for SPAs doing to streak so we can motivate each other if you want to join!

    1. Yay! I just saw that and I’m soooo excited! I need all the support I can get for this! As excited as I am right now, I’ll probably be ready to give up in a week. I’m excited we can do this together!

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