Monday, July 16, 2012

I Want To Be a Streaker

No, not like this:

I can't keep up with Frank the Tank, anyway.
[screen shot from "Old School"]

But like this:


And definitely this:

fire, optional.

Allison over at came up with the brilliant idea to hold a Fit Streak, for which participants will simply do at least 20-30 minutes of ANY type of fitness activity, every day. What I love about this is that it can be for everyone. I, for one, can't run every day. I admit it, I just can't. My problem stems from the fact that if I run on too many consecutive days, my left foot tries to torch itself or detach from my body completely so that I don't kill it any more than I already have. That's plantar fasciitis for you. But I can manage the discomfort, or even go pain-free several days in a row if I make sure that I follow my running days with non-running ones, or that I avoid long runs on days after extremely busy restaurant shifts.

So Fit Streak it is. Truthfully, I do something every day anyway, and if I want to be lazy about it I can count walking the dogs :-D

But I won't be lazy. In fact, I will take the initiative to try to add MORE variety to my routine. Right now I pretty much run, spin, lift, repeat. And even with lifting, I sometimes don't even bother with that because I count plate-carrying at work or lugging the vacuum around the house as resistance. For the next month, however, I want to do more, and this Fit Streak is just the push I need to do it.

So follow Allison (@_allisonpierce_), myself (@ConcreteNCoffee) and any other Fit Streakers on Twitter (#FitStreak) and join in the conversation. Who knows? Maybe you'll get some new workout ideas, or inspire more people to join the streak!

Have you already joined the #FitStreak? What was your workout for Day One?
I did my usual hills & fartleks on the treadmill. And I'm vacuuming my house in a few minutes... which I still think kind of counts, but I won't count it by itself as a fitness activity ;-)


Allison @ Running Through Red Lights said...

Thanks for the Fit Streak shout-out! I'm looking forward to reading about some of your workouts--I have a feeling I may come away with a few new ideas!

Way to kill your first day of Fit Streak! I've never done a speed workout, even though I KNOW I need to do them sooner or later if I ever want to get faster! They just seem so daunting! If you've got a good beginner's TM speed workout, I'd be interested in giving it a shot!

PavementRunner said...

I just got done streaking... it was the Runner's World streak of running a mile a day for 38 consecutive days.. woof. It was tough, but I loved it. Can't wait to follow your journey.