What? You’ve never streaked? I’m talking about running, and there is actually a group of people that have done this every day for a year or more. The official definition of a running streak, as adopted by the United States Running Streak Association, is to run at least one continuous mile within each calendar day under one’s own body power.
It’s not easy. I’m on my third “streak” attempt of 2010. The first attempt was a simple goal of running every day in May. I did it. In September, I thought it might be fun to take a shot at 100 or maybe even 365 days. Unfortunately the flu stopped me at 41 days. I’m still a little disappointed about that. Here’s a dailymile screenshot from last week:
I’ve been streaking again. It’s not always a long distance, you’ll see a few 1 mile runs on the bar chart. And I’ve been using haiku to describe each run. So it has really become a funstreak. The plan? I’ll run every day until it’s no longer fun.
You can follow my (un)streak on dailymile.