I’m not a big runner. Injuries plague me. But, I love running short distances. I also love having an exercise plan in place to keep me happy through the holidays. See december is the new january.
People hear that and think I mean weight loss. I don’t. But I am an introvert. I find the increased social demands of the holidays stressful. It’s also grading season for professors everywhere. And it’s the start of winter and I need a push to get me out the door.
So bring on the running streak. Here’s the Runners’ World version: The goal is simple: Run at least one mile per day, every day, starting on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24) and ending on New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1). That’s 39 consecutive days of running.
I did it last year and loved it. See My holiday run streak complete!
I shared the Runners’ World pitch to our Facebook page and instantly had company. Cate says she’s in. Then Susan. And now Amanda Lynn.
You don’t have to do the Runners’ World version to join in. Make up your own streaking plan.
We’ve all made modifications. I’m going with last year’s plan. I skip the run on the days I ride my bike big distances on the trainer, or ride more than 40 km outside. Cate’s had enough of the winter weather. She’s running on the treadmill. Amanda Lynn isn’t planning to run. She’s getting out for a walk each day. So you do you. Whatever works for you.
How about you? Are you joining us? Comment below about your plan and what your rules are. We’d love to have you streaking with us.