(Air horn noise)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, people—#Streakcember 2018 is upon us!
Uh, what’s #Streakcember?
Great question! #Streakcember is a challenge which takes place from December 1st to December 31st OR January 1st—whichever you decide. Participants choose one activity and commit to doing it every single day for at least 10 minutes a day.
Once again this year I’m committing to running at least one mile every day, in solidarity with the Runner’s World Run Streakers… and for fun! (Have you ever had two Christmas-morning mimosas and then run through your snowy neighbourhood full of cheer and joy for the world like George goshdarn Bailey? I HAVE.)
Does my streak activity have to be running?
Heck no! It can be biking. Yoga. Calisthenics. Walking. Rowing. A daily dance party for one. If it gets your heart pumping, it’s a great choice for streaking.
(…Except actual streaking. I don’t recommend that for meteorological or legal reasons.)
Why should I try #Streakcember?
• Allows you to keep up a workout routine during the busy holiday season
• Challenges you while only asking for a tiny fraction of your day
• Gives you a head start on any movement-related New Year’s resolutions you’re cooking up
• Gives you a feeling of accomplishment and positive proof you can achieve your goals
• Is a freaking blast!!!
Seriously, I completed my first run streak this way last year, and on New Years Day, after running for 32 days straight, I was more energized than ever to keep up my routine. I victory danced. I almost did a cartwheel.
How do I join in on #Streakcember?
You don’t have to sign up for anything in order to participate in #Streakcember. BUT if you want, I’ll be posting with the hashtags #Streakcember and #EBCStreakcember all month long. It’s a great way to share your daily success and struggles, connect with other streakers, and celebrate the end of 2018 together.