The holidays are my absolute favorite time of year. Forget summer & spring – I’m all about fall and winter. That’s probably because ‘fall and winter’ here on the islands means nothing more than bigger waves, more rainfall, and cooler breezes. Heck, it might even dip below 70 degrees – time to bring out my only pair of sweatpants and curl up with my pup for some hot chocolate & chill.
Speaking of hot chocolate, the highlight and pitfall of the holiday season is the food. It’s an overwhelming thirty nine day span between Thanksgiving and New Year’s that’s chock-full of eating, drinking, and spending tons of time with friends and family. While that’s great, it’s also tough on the training plan of any runner or fit chick that works hard to stay healthy and happy year round.
This year, I’m committed to eating whatever I desire during the holidays. To achieve that balance and battle the stress and anxiety of letting loose, though, I’m doing the Runner’s World Run StreakRunner’s World Run StreakRunner’s World Run Streak! I’ll be running at least a mile a day, every day, during that pivotal time frame between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Which means I can start the year healthy, happy, strong, and in food freedomland.
To join the run streak, just run a mile each day for 39 days and tag your posts with #RWRunStreak. Your mileage can be just a slow, single mile, or a brutal HIIT mile, or a six-miler done at race pace uphill. Totally up to you.
Happy Healthy Holidays!