Monday, May 7, 2012
So I'm Thinking About Streaking
I have a subscription to Runner's World magazine. I got it as a prize from Nike+ so don't be tricked into thinking I paid money for this because I'm such a serious runner. However, I do find it to be a really great magazine and am occasionally inspired to do more running because of it. One of the things I've noticed a lot of lately, is talk about "streaking". Running naked? Not quite. Streaking refers to the act of running at least 1 mile every day, rain or shine. From what I gather, the longest streak is currently at 43.79 years. That's as of today--Mark Covert owns the streak with 15,995 consecutive days of running. When I got my newest issue a week or so ago, there was a small article about Martha Staten (follow her on Twitter) who drank a different beer every day of her 2011 streak. 365 different beers! Totally earned with 365 runs! That's awesome and that's a lady I can appreciate.
Anyway, I keep finding myself thinking about taking on this challenge. I can't decide if I could pull it off, if I have enough dedication to follow through, what my starting goal would be? More importantly, what sort of treats am I giving myself? Do I follow Martha Staten's example and drink a beer a day? Treat myself to a different bottle of wine on Sundays? I don't know...All I know is it seems like a good challenge...Anyone care to join me? I'd be much more inclined with a buddy!
Check out these articles and blogs--
The Streaking Runner
In It for the Long Run- Wall Street Journal
Run Drink Repeat
Beer Runner Blog