Know what time it is?
Yes, it’s almost Thanksgiving, but do you know what that means for us stoopid crazy runners????
It’s Time To Go Streaking!!!
The Runners World Run Streak begins this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day!!!
The goal is simple: Run at least one mile per day, every day, starting on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26) and ending on New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1).
Why have I decided to streak?
There are many reasons why I like the streaking concept. For one, it’s a great way to keep my weight in check throughout the festivities where I know I’ll be tempted to eat excessively. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s I attend at least a half dozen social functions that provide countless selections of delicious, but not always nutritious foods. By committing to running every morning, I know I’m burning a little more than usual to count for all that overeating I know I’ll be doing. We can then just call all those holiday parties #guiltfree
Another reason I like to streak is because I have a handful of races coming up. I have been known to get distracted by my busy schedule or visiting family and friends. What better way to stay in the training mentality than to commit to running a mile each day? The hardest part for me is just getting out the door.
And lastly, I want to streak because, in three years I have yet to complete a full cycle. This will be my third year attempting to complete the 37 day streak. The past two years I have fallen off the wagon by the end of the second week. Last year, if you remember, I was just coming back from maternity leave and recovering from my surgery. My hubby was traveling a lot still and it was really inconvenient to get both the kids in the double stroller and out the door every single day.
This year, both kiddos are used to the stroller and my hubby isn’t traveling so much, so I have absolutely NO EXCUSE!!!
Another aspect I really like about the #RWrunstreak is the social aspect. I find it really motivating (and entertaining) to get on Twitter and Instagram and see who else is streaking, especially to see those dedicated Northerners braving the snowy roads.
If you’re looking for a really easy way to stay active and motivated during the holiday season, why not join in on the streaking yourself????
You can share your progress with other streakers by posting on social media. Also, you can use the hashtag #RWRunStreak to connect.
And please, let me know if you’re participating in the #RWRunStreak yourself. I’d love to connect on IG & Twitter.
Do you have any particular plans to stay motivated over the holiday season?
Have you ever participated in the streak before?