I’m Streaking

No, not that kind of streaking. No one wants to see that.

I am on a running streak. A friend from my and hub’s running club created a Facebook page called Holiday Running Streak. The idea is to run at least one mile every day from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day. Those of us who are streaking have taken a few liberties and now it’s run/walk/elliptical train for at least one mile a day. That’s perfect for me because when my training plan calls for cross-training I can walk or hop on an elliptical machine. When it calls for a complete rest day, I do a slow mile on the elliptical.

So far I haven’t missed a day and I don’t plan to. Streakers are posting each day on Facebook to be accountable and to motivate each other. We’re keeping tabs on our cumulative mileage and on New Year’s Day we’ll report in and learn the grand total.

It’s been fun to read the Facebook posts, especially when folks had to be creative in order to keep their streaks going during this busy time of year. I’ve seen everything from “walked laps around my office building in the rain” to “put on my Fitbit and walked around the house until I hit a mile.”

A streak can be a great way to stay motivated when so many priorities are fighting for attention. Have you tried streaking?


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