Hey everyone! Thanks for all your winter running advice yesterday! I actually went on a 4 miler after posting that yesterday, and while the first mile was horrific (wind chill temps in the teens just need to go away now please, I’m not a fan of the wind!) I was actually pretty warm for the last few miles even though I was wearing those crappy stretchy gloves that I was complaining about yesterday! Although it did take a solid hour (and a very hot shower) until I was warm again! I just need to buy some of that windproof gear that you all suggested and I’ll be fine 🙂
Now here’s a fun question for all my runners out there: who wants to go streaking? Not that kind of streaking silly! I’m talking about the Runner’s World Holiday Running Streak! The challenge: run at least 1 mile every day from Thanksgiving until New Year’s. There are no rules on how fast/tough each run has to be, so even on your rest days you can bust out a 12:00/mile pace for 1 mile and still totally rock this challenge. I’m terrible at every milage challenge that I’ve done so far, so I’m thinking that drastic times call for drastic measures and if I know I have to run at least 1 mile each day I’ll have to force myself to get off the couch and stop being lazy! Plus, the holiday season is the time when I always gain a pound or two from all the cookies, yet I want to look my best due to all the parties. Getting off the couch every day should help!
Now I understand that this may be a pretty tough challenge, especially since my body needs rest days. But Runner’s World recently posted this and there are a lot of great tips for getting through this challenge happy and healthy! I love that if I get really burnt out or injured, I can swap some cross training for running (hello running yoga!). The focus is on staying healthy, fit, and motivated. I’m definitely up for the challenge and I’m excited to kick this off on Thursday with a 5k Turkey Trot! Who else is with me?
Are you participating in the Runner’s World Holiday Running Streak this year? Have you ever participated in a running streak and if so do you have any advice for me?