Monday, November 18, 2013


I've been feeling pretty unmotivated since the marathon.  Running two minutes slower than what I expected in my last 10k didn't help matters.  I'm not sure whether or not I'll do the Garden City Turkey Trot and my December race is up in the air.  What is a girl to do to get back on track?

How about STREAKING?!  No, not that kind of streaking.  My children would undoubtedly disown me for good.  Well, maybe not my two year old.  She would get a kick out of it and most likely join in the fun.  Anyway, the streaking I'm referring to is running consecutive days.  No breaks.  Runner's World is offering a challenge to do this from Thanksgiving Day to New Year's.  It's a fun way to stay motivated and at the same time try to keep the extra holiday pounds at bay.  Some friends and I are up for the challenge.  It should be interesting considering the December weather.  Bring it on!

So what do you think?  Will you join us?


  1. Streaking and running sans vêtements are incompatible because a true streak requires that you run at least one continuous mile every day. Unless you have some very isolated routes near you, you'll have to choose one or the other.

    Seriously, I think streaking can bring more energy and motivation to running, but it also prevents the critical muscle recovery that happens on rest days. That's where your actual fitness is built. Athletes who over-train are often disappointed with their performance because the benefits from working out start to decline. I'm actually going the opposite way. Instead of running 5 or 6 days a week, I'm doing 4 or 5.

    If you do end up streaking, save your easy days for the EPRMRC (Eisenhower Park Rainy Morning Running Club).

    1. I was kidding. We should make naming the club the subject of our next run, unless you already have a favorite.