Anyone else doing the Runner's World Winter 2015 Streak?
This is my third consecutive year doing the winter streak, and also my fifth time streaking. The last time I streaked was the RW Winter Streak a year ago (you can read my recap HERE ). I also streaked in April of 2013, Winter of 2013 and June of 2014.
Let me preface this by coming clean and being totally honest..... I am not a fan of daily running. Some runners love to run everyday and don't experience problems in doing so. Myself, I love running but not enough to do it so frequently. Also, my body needs recovery time, and "easy" daily running is not 100% restful.
That said, I do enjoy doing the occasional streak because it gets me out of my comfort zone. It also confirms the fact that daily running is not for me.
So, how does this streaking thing work? It's really not that difficult. As a general guideline, we're asked to run one mile everyday between Thanksgiving until New Years Day. Of course, we can run further than the one mile minimum.
|Streaking Day 1-Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving|
|Streaking Day 2...before hitting the Black Friday scene|
|Streaking Day 3, sporting one of my Black Friday bargains|
|Streaking Day 4 had me out at the local nature preserve for some (muddy) trails|
|Streaking Day 5.....got rain? Chilly temps in the high 30's? No problem!|
And, I'll be posting my runfies (selfies while in running attire, usually immediately following a run)....to not only keep me accountable for getting the daily runs done, but also to see how many different (colorful) outfits I can create. You do what you gotta do to get it done, right?
|Streaking Day 6, my coldest run thus far in the 33-degree temps and damp air|