It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

November 30, 2012


REPOSTING - So after posting this I had 4 people say they'd like to join in the challenge with I said below if I get a total of 10 I'll make it an "official" challenge where you can actually win something...totally awesome, don't know what yet :)  So, if we want to make this official I need 6 more people to sign up for the challenge are you in???  You must let me know you are interested by no later than Monday, Dec 3rd when the challenge starts.

Also, check out my Chica Bands Review and Giveaway - if you are participating in the 5K a Day Challenge you get 2 bonus entries too!!  It's a Win-Win.


I don’t know about you, but I have never had a consecutive running streak.  Sure, I’ve done 4 or 5 days in a row, but I’m talking about a real running streak.  I’ve seen lots of people who have ran 100 days or more in a row, but I’ve never given it much thought for myself.

They say consistency is the key for improvement, and I’ve known people who have committed to a consecutive running streak to improve their running times… I was thinking…maybe I should give it a shot…start small.  December is a tricky month for working out.  We get busy with the holiday hustle and bustle, it’s cold out, etc.  There are lots of excuses and reasons to skip your workout.  You work out hard all summer and get in great shape, only to see it slip away in the winter months.

So, I’ve decided to try to motivate myself to stay active next month with my December 5K a Day Challenge. 

What is it?

Well, it’s basically just what it sounds like.  Starting on Monday, December 3, through Monday, December 31, I will attempt to run at least 3.1 miles every single day and earn my first 29 day running streak.  Why am I not starting on December 1st?  Because I’m weird like that; I like my weeks to start on Monday’s not on the weekends.  I’m not saying I won’t run those days, because I probably will…they just aren’t technically part of my “challenge”.

So would anyone like to join me?  If you would like to participate in the December 5K a Day Challenge, leave a comment below.  If I get at least 10 people who say they are interested in participating by this Friday, I will make this an official contest and have some kind of prizes, and official rules, etc.  But even if I don’t have an official contest, you can still participate informally….and feel free to blog about it or leave me a comment on your progress and I’ll include you in my blog.  I will be providing weekly updates on my progress.  It will be motivational to me if I know there are some of you out there who are joining me!

So, questions for you?

1.     Would you like to participate in the December 5K a Day Challenge?  If so please leave a comment below.
2.      Have you ever had a consecutive running streak?  If so, how many days?

So, help me spread the word.  Blog about it, tell a friend, etc.  Let’s get people moving in December!  Hurry I don't have much time to pull this thing together :)


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  2. Thanks for the quick response! I'll sign up :)

  3. Sounds fun but I don't think I can do it. I'm running my first full marathon on Sunday the 2 . So i don't think I could commit to streaking right after. I think id need to recover a bit. Good luck !

  4. I'm in! Someone else talked me into running every day in December, I might as well make it a 5k. :) Lets make it happen!

  5. Hey Michael! I'm totally in and have blogged about it here - and I'm off to facebook to give you a plug too!

  6. Great idea. I hope you get enough to go ahead. Unfortunately I won't be able to do it - not till I get my health issues sorted which will be soon :-)

  7. Good luck to you Michael, you can do it! It takes some planning and you have to be flexible on when you run to get it done.
    Today will be day 9 for me, but I have a minimum of 2 miles instead of 5K.
    I am old and need the recovery.

  8. count me in - I always enjoy a good challenge

  9. Good timing! I just came off a rest break.

    I think my longest streak so far is only 21 days, but I am not sure.

    It can get tricky with kids, but I'll give it a shot :)

  10. If a person wants to "recover" can you accept 2 runs that total 3.1 miles??