The 2012 Holiday Running Streak By Meghan G. Loftus

Runner’s World has a great challenge for you and a way to keep you fit through the holiday season! We want to help promote it and get our triathletes involved as well.
The triathlon season has come to an end and the holiday season is just beginning.  It is easy to fall out of fitness during the holiday season with colder weather setting in and all of those holiday parties to attend.  Challenge yourself to stay active during this 2012 holiday season and pledge to run at least one mile everyday from Thanksgiving until New Years!  You will make it through the holiday season feeling and looking better.  Here at KONA Multisport we want to help promote Runner’s World’s Holiday Running Streak to all of our triathlete friends! 

Stay fit and motivated during the busy (and calorie-filled) holiday season by pledging to run at least one mile every day, Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

We know how easy it is to fall off the running wagon around this time of year. If you’re a training-plan devotee, you might be in the dead zone—your fall goal race is over, but it’s too early to start a plan for your spring goal. If you’re more of a free spirit—you run how far you feel like running, when you feel like it—you might skip a run (or two, or several) after a late night at a holiday party, a day spent braving crowds at the mall, or a long trip to see far-away family.

One way to make your December training log entries look less like a string of binary code is to join our second annual Holiday Running Streak. Pledge to run at least one mile every day, from Thanksgiving (that’s Thursday, November 22) through New Year’s Day.

Often, you’ll find that once you get going, you want to go farther than a mile. Sometimes, you don’t, and those are your “rest days.” (In fact, it’s smart to take as many easy one-mile days each week as you’d ordinarily take rest days, to avoid overdoing it.)

Either way, you’ll get pulled in—you won’t want to break the streak, even if that means getting up super-early before a long car ride to squeeze in your mile. If you do this Streak, and do it smart, you’ll emerge from the holiday season unscathed, and maybe even fitter than you were before.

If you have questions, check out our FAQ from last year’s Streak. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, pledge to join us in the comments.

You can track your progress in our 2012 Holiday Running Streak Group, here, and/or on Twitter using the hashtag #RWRunStreak.

Happy streaking!


One response to “The 2012 Holiday Running Streak By Meghan G. Loftus

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