We cleaned up the tree on New Year’s Day. And all the Christmas decor, too. It was an all-day affair. But I did get in a Jillian Yoga Meltdown (Level 1) workout in.
And that, my friends, was the beginning of my streak. Last month, my friend Mel (Tall Mom on the Run) ran every day. Every single day. Even if it was only a mile. Inspiring!
I know I can’t do that for my shin’s sake. But, when Mr. T announced he wanted to walk 30 minutes every day, I decided I, too, would exercise every day. We’d go streaking together!
Like I said, I can’t run every day. So I just have to do some sort of exercise: bike, walk, yoga, Shred…whatever I can fit in. I know I need to “rest.” That’s where gentle yoga or an slow and easy walk comes in.
Today, I started a treadmill workout, but it felt…crappy. So I got ready for an outdoor run. The bike shorts and t-shirt I was already wearing were fine for outside since it was 50 today. But it was already getting dark at 3! So I put on my new glowing Nathan vest and a pair of gloves.
|Ugh. I suck at self-portraits!|
On Saturday, New Year’s Eve, I went for an 8-miler with Mel on the Orting Trail. I forgot my gloves and I regretted that…till I got the feeling back in my fingers around Mile 3. More on that run HERE. Tease: The first half was rough. Let’s just say, I’m feeling…heavy.
|32 degrees and no gloves. What a dummy!|
BTW, I went to Lululemon and bought another skirt last week. I didn’t understand why I needed it in a size larger than my black Lulu skirt (pictured above). Well, when I put on my black skirt on Saturday morning, I knew why (ahem mimosas, eggnog, cake, gumdrops, Reese’s Christmas trees).
Anyway, today I didn’t know where or how far I would run. I ended up going a new way and exploring a little, even discovering a paved trail, a school, a new back road and a cool rolling straightaway. With my brief treadmill what-I-decided-would-be-a-warm-up of 1.4 miles and my outdoor what-turned-into 5 miles, I’d say I was pretty “productive” today.
Sometimes I just need to exercise to feel like I “accomplished” something. Do you ever feel like that? Yesterday, we cleaned up so much stuff. Today, I was just feeling to unproductive. Not anymore!
So, what do you think about the streaking idea? It’s sort of a big goal: exercise every day. I suppose there should be a minimum time. Let’s say at least 30 minutes. Anyone else interested in doing this?
Streaking here as well! January is going to be a great month!
I'm working on a streak too. Yay for day 2! 1 mile a day – I'm attempting it to be a run, but will walk if I'm really feeling the need to rest. I like making my own rules. Happy new Year and good luck!!
You look so cute in the black skirt and purple jacket. I don't just say that since I love purple…ahem.I'm not going to streak with you, but I look forward to seeing how you pull it off. Good luck!Oh, I have a 10 mile long run planned for that weekend you might be here in February. You'll love the route, hope you can come down.
Yay for streaking! Streaking here too, trying to do 1 mile a day at least. Too much cookies and feasting for me. Happy to run it all off! Happy streaking, Kerrie!
Nice job – I should adopt an exercise streak. Can't do running only but no good reason I can't do something physical each day.
Streaking here too…..I have a January Streak challenge going! 🙂
I definitely need to do something, just to feel accomplished on most days. Good for you!How is the JM yoga? I just posted about the Biggest Loser Bootcamp DVD, but am wondering if I'd like any of the other Jillian/Bob dvds.
All I can do at this point is promise to stay on my training schedule. I love working out but I really do better is a have a few days of rest. But it'll be fun watching you exercise every day! Good luck!
LOL, yes streaking is a good idea, I think I will try it too, I already ran yesterday and today so tomorrow maybe walking or weights. Happy New Year and here's to streaking!!
If I don't do some form of exercise every morning I just feel awful. It doesn't have to be much – just some stretching or walking – but I need to get my body moving.
Great goal of exercising every day!! You go girl!
ooohhh so fun. I am going to try to streak! I'll pick a day! Glad I'm back reading. ENjoying the posts.
I love your ideas and your positive attitude! It's also funny to tell people that you are streaking!! Good luck!Check out my blog:52weeksoftrailmadness.blogspot.com
i think the exercise streak is healthier for all of us than running every day. I joined Mel on DailyMile and worked out most days, but i still run only 4x a week b/c i'm afraid of injury. I also keep one rest day a week — i think it's important. I can join ya in the exercise streak until Sunday and then I'm resting…then join ya again on Monday. 😉 i DO hafta work out most days to feel productive…and i'm currently working out a lil extra each day to make up for the yummy Christmas treats I ate and my running tights KNOW i ate! Grr!