Run Streaking for the Holidays

With Thanksgiving on its way later this week, the holidays are fast approaching. This time of year is typically accompanied by too much eating and not enough exercise. Many of us use the holiday season as an excuse to overindulge on sweets and other special treats that “only come once a year”. On top of that, it’s the “off season” for most of us runners, so it’s easy to make excuses to not get our workouts in.

I vow to make this year different. On top of promising myself to take it easy in the eating department, I’m going to do something to make sure I still get my workouts in every day. Over at the Runner’s World Training Daily blog, I recently read about their idea of doing a holiday run streak – that is, run at least one mile every day from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. On Thanksgiving morning, I’m running a Turkey Trot 5k. Then, every day between then and New Year’s Day, I’m going to make sure I get in at least a one mile run. I’m going to make this holiday season about staying healthy and fit – not about gorging myself on a fifth slice of pumpkin pie.

Who’s with me? Let’s go streaking!

8 thoughts on “Run Streaking for the Holidays

  1. Will Ferrel is the best! Have you seen Kicking and Screaming??

    I am definitely going to try and keep up running through the holidays…its the only way I will stay sane with my family!

  2. I keep thinking and thinking about this figuring out if I want to do it or not. Short answer is yes … I can’t make promises on what I’ll eat Thursday, but I’m vowing to make this whole season a better one with eating and working out.

  3. I’m in! But I promise nothing when it comes to “taking it easy in the eating department.” 🙂

  4. Deal 🙂

  5. I am starting a little late but I will start tomorrow, I would start tonight but I have a hockey game that I will be playing in.

  6. Amalia Dostoiev

    I read that post as well, and started 2 days ago, currently everything is fine, but I get so tired after a run, because I haven’t run in ages lol ! But it’s a good thing, now I sleep like a baby haha !

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