But quickly after my interest is peaked I end up saying "I would NEVER do that!". Well, that coming from the girl who said she would NEVER run a full marathon and has TWO in February along probably doesn't mean much, but still, at least to the present time I have never participated in a Run Streak.
You see, I personally have a couple issues with Run Streaks. First, I don't think my body appreciates running every day. When I was training for my first half marathon all I was doing was running... and, well, my body revolted (more specifically my IT Band and it threw a HISSY FIT!). At that point I knew I needed to include both strength- and cross-training into my fitness routine or my body would ultimately pay the price. Next, if all I was doing was just adding a single mile to the days I wasn't currently running "simply to streak" I didn't see any benefit to my fitness. I mean, sure, running a mile is probably better than not running, but I don't see how much value a single mile has in the grand scheme of things.
Well, I figured that if the topic of a Running Streak was something that I had questions about, maybe it would be something that would intrigue you as well. And, certainly, if that is the case, then it is worth a blog post, now isn't it?!
Thankfully for us both, I have quite a few friends who are currently or have in the past participated in a Run Streak. And some of them have even been gracious enough to take the time to answer a few of my questions about their experiences.
So, without further ado, SOME STREAKERS:
Dani: [@irisheyes1982 on Twitter & Instagram / Blog: www.weightoffmyshoulders.com]
Mindy: [@mindybobe on Twitter / @roadrunnergirl on Instagram / Blog: http://www.roadrunnergirl.com]
Meghan: [@beachrunner78 on Twitter & Instagram]
Alicia: [@dishouttawater on Twitter & Instagram]
And, again, I just wanna say a BIG THANKS to my streakers for taking the time to share their insight with me (and you)! I included some of their social media handles - so do me a favor and give them a follow 'cause they ROCK MY SOCKS! It was great hearing from those who have or are still participating in Run Streaks! Now, I am not planning on starting on of my one anytime soon, but I have learned NEVER to say never (and maybe not to knock something until I've tried it...)!
Have you ever tried a run streak before?