If you know me, or even if you just know that this is a running blog, you probably read that headline and figured streaking refers to a run streak and not streaking as in running around naked.
And if that is what you figured, you were right. I’m now six days into a Thanksgiving-to-New-Year’s-Day running streak.
It started out particularly strong, because I had four days off in a row and was able to log 29.21 miles during that time, helped along by the 16-mile long run I did on Saturday.
For the streak, I just need to run a mile or more per day. Some days I plan to just run a slow mile for recovery. Not every day will be a long or hard run.
This will be my third running streak. I wasn’t necessarily planning to do this one — it’s a Runner’s World Run Streak — but once I commented on the Delmarva Moms Run This Town group that I was thinking about doing it, I was easily convinced. That group is participating in the streak, too, and there’s a daily check-in.
Read about my previous #RWRunStreak here.
After this streak ends on New Year’s Day, I’m not planning to continue running every day. I want to take some full rest days before I run The Louisiana Marathon on Jan. 15.
But, it’s a nice motivator, particularly around the holidays, which bring with them plenty of holiday treats.
Like my last #RWRunStreak, I’m posting a tweet once per day, this time with the hashtags #VJRunStreak, #RWRunStreak and #DMRTTStreakers. I’m planning to make them into a Storify once the 39 days of running are complete.
I’ll be back to check in after 14 more days, when the streak will be halfway over.
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