I used this printable from Life Your Way…it’s the same calendar half sheet I use for my blogging editorial calendar..fits nicely into my little notebook!
Runner’s World introduced me to a holiday running streak that I decided to try this year: #RWRunStreak.
“Stay fit and motivated during the busy (and calorie-filled) holiday season by pledging to run at least one mile every day, Thanksgiving through New Year’s.”
I started off with a nice long run with Kim, then hit the treadmill for the rest of my runs because it was either too cold (mostly), or too dark outside. Instead, I hit the treadmill and watched some quality television, switching between the news and Saved by the Bell re-runs.
Here’s a short breakdown:
Total days in challenge: 35
Days missed: 2
Total miles run: 75.1
Average miles run during challenge: 2.14
Fastest mile: 8:50 (although I wasn’t really aiming for a PR…just a fun competitive challenge with myself!)
In all honesty, I missed two days out of the challenge. The first day I missed wasn’t even a good excuse! I just felt tired…plus, The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood was on that night. #noshame I couldn’t peel myself away from the couch to watch it downstairs…reeeally?! ARRGH. The other day was tough because I was at my in-laws and it was FAR too cold outside to run. As a result, I plan to tack on runs for the next two days to make up for it so I can truly say I did the full 35 day streak!
All in all, I really enjoyed this challenge! It takes 10 minutes (or less) to get a mile in, and burn 100 calories (which I read is the average for a woman). It was a nice easy way to wake up in the morning before I jumped in the shower and if I didn’t have time in the morning, it was a no-brainer to do right when I got home…in fact, I would even make it into a game where I could see if I could go a little faster each day! During the challenge, I also did some weight training and Shaun T25 workouts. The mile warm-up run was perfect for the intense 25 minute workouts that followed. The #RWRunStreak was a great way to stay active during the busy holiday season, and I can only imagine how awful and heavy I’d feel if I didn’t do this through the holidays!
Did you do the #RWRunStreak? What did you think? Are you doing any running or exercise related challenges?