Saturday, November 24, 2012

The 2012 Holiday Running Streak

Runner's World is hosting a challenge for the rest of 2012 and I'm going to give it a try.  I won't be following their challenge exactly because I don't run on Sunday and I don't want to start either, so I won't be able to follow it perfectly but I'm going to modify it and run six days a week.  Basically, you run every single day to keep the unwanted holiday pounds from creeping in.  I will keep a log on the sidebar over there-------------------------------------------------------------------------------->

Here is their article:

The 2012 Holiday Running Streak

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.

Published
November 13, 2012
Guy Running in Snow with Santa Hat
We know how easy it is to fall off the running wagon around this time of year. If you're a training-plan devotee, you might be in the dead zone—your fall goal race is over, but it's too early to start a plan for your spring goal. If you're more of a free spirit—you run how far you feel like running, when you feel like it—you might skip a run (or two, or several) after a late night at a holiday party, a day spent braving crowds at the mall, or a long trip to see far-away family.
One way to make your December training log entries look less like a string of binary code is to join our second annual Holiday Running Streak. Pledge to run at least one mile every day, from Thanksgiving (that's Thursday, November 22) through New Year's Day.
Often, you'll find that once you get going, you want to go farther than a mile. Sometimes, you don't, and those are your "rest days." (In fact, it's smart to take as many easy one-mile days each week as you'd ordinarily take rest days, to avoid overdoing it.)
Either way, you'll get pulled in—you won't want to break the streak, even if that means getting up super-early before a long car ride to squeeze in your mile. If you do this Streak, and do it smart, you'll emerge from the holiday season unscathed, and maybe even fitter than you were before.

Anybody want to do this with me?  If you haven't started already no big deal, just start now.  If you decide to do it too let me know so I can see how you are doing.

11 comments:

Jen@runfortheboys said...

Sounds like a fun challenge! I NEED to keep running because I am running the Disney Marathon on January 13 :-)

Dixie Mom said...

I think this is a great idea! I'm thinking about signing up for Cory Reece's 5k on Dec. 15. Are you going to be there?

Kathee said...

Good luck! Especially in Utah in the winter. I bet you will feel awesome and do wonderfully! I am injured right now but I can't wait to get back to some challenges.

Betsy said...

I'm doing it,too!

Murph said...

I'm in.

Team Gardner said...

I am in! I am like you though dont run on Sunday's so Ill start Monday! so the rule is at the least its a mile a day?

Loralee and the gang... said...

I am going to do it too! I ran yesterday so I am not too far behind. I will also be just doing it 6 days a week, and doing the Ironman Challenge over the next two weeks as well! This will be fun - and can I steal this post for my blog? Thanks!

Cory Reese said...

I think this is one of the greatest things about Runners World is giving so much motivation to the sport!

Heatherlyn said...

It sounds likes a good way to stay in shape through the holidays. :)

Yo Momma Runs said...

You'll do great with this challenge!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I'm on day 940 something of my running streak. go for it!