A few weeks ago, I saw a bunch of Facebook posts and tweets about the Runners World Holiday Run Streak. I was tempted to join it, but saw that the recommendation was to participate only if you had been running consistently for six months. I’m only on my 10th week of running, so I figured this wouldn’t be the year for me.
However, that doesn’t mean I couldn’t do a fitness streak of my own! I committed to a holiday fitness streak of working out (for me, earning at least 4 Weight Watchers activity points) each day from Thanksgiving to New Years Day. I started the streak with the Drumstick Dash 5K (my first race). The day after Thanksgiving, I walked with Aaron and my mom to the Oconomowoc German Christmas Market. If we had walked back, I would have earned my 4 activity points for the day, but we ended up hitching a ride from my dad because we were cold. So, 9:00 p.m. rolled around and I still only had 2 activity points. Not wanting to break the streak on day 2, I pulled up 30 Day Shred on YouTube (I think this is the 6th time I’ve done part 1), and proceeded to sweat my brains out. I earned 5 more activity points, for a total of 7 for the day.
Today, it was gorgeous (for November/December in Wisconsin, anyway) – 35 and sunny. I went out for a run with my brand new running shoes with the intention of running 5K. When I started, I decided that I wanted to work on my endurance. I had yet to run a 5K without stopping, so I committed to doing that and not worrying at all what my pace was.
I ended up running 3.32 miles at a slow, but sustainable pace—and never stopped! 11 activity points earned, and day 3 of the holiday fitness streak done!
If you are interested in participating in the holiday fitness streak, feel free to join in the daily post on the Weight Watchers Challenge message board. You don’t even have to be a member of Weight Watchers to participate in the message boards!