This time of year you see and hear a lot about “running streaks”. Basically, a challenge of running at least a mile each day from Thanksgiving to New Years. While that’s a great challenge, running daily is not for everyone. Mostly for fear of getting injured again, running daily is not for me right now. But doing some kind of workout everyday is!
With the stress of the holiday season, I really need to stay on my daily workout schedule
so I don’t completely lose my mind to make it through. I know there are lots of you who feel the same way. A few weeks back, I joined the Sweat Pink #HolidaySweat Challenge which is a great daily motivator but something was missing for me. I wasn’t really feeling connected to the challenge or particularly motivated past the first week.
I decided to start a Holiday Workout Streak for our Moms Run This Town group and invited friends to join in and commit to 20 minutes a day of purposeful exercise of any kind. We encouraged them to be creative and post about their achievements. I had no idea if anyone would want to participate at all but these ladies have blown me away with their enthusiasm so far.
Just this past week, we’ve had over 130 posts on the thread! Ladies who really never posted very much at all are posting daily and interacting with each other in a whole new way.
I believe when you actually are friends with or know the people in your challenge group, there is a whole other level of connection and motivation. Our members are cheering each other on and talking about their challenges and achievements like never before. They are loving the accountability and comaraderie developing.
The Holiday Season can be so stressful! With so many parties and temptations out there this month, it really helps to have a daily incentive to keep up the good habits we’ve been practicing all year long. Although we asked our members to do at least 20 minutes of exercise each day, it appears all of them are doing way more than that. More people are coming out for group runs and posting pictures of their at home and gym workouts as well.
Isn’t it just great the way we can all motivate and inspire each other? I am beyond thrilled with how well the Workout Streak is going so far and can’t wait to see how the next few weeks will go. Somehow knowing that all of my friends are behind me for support is very comforting.
So tell me- Are you “streaking” with your friends?
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