First of all, if you are a blogger, make sure sure you check out the Blog Staycation I’m co-hosting later this month…it’s going to be amazing!
This past weekend I celebrated my birthday and for me, birthdays are more about fresh starts than even New Years! For me, my birthday represents a chance to look ahead to the new year and start fresh. So this year I decided I wanted to try and so how many consecutive days I could go for a run…my very own RunStreak. The beauty of going on this running streak is that I can set the “rules” and so I’m keeping them pretty simple…
-A run counts for the day if I run at least a mile (some days I do more but on days when I do Body Pump I don’t run much more than 1-2 miles)
Yup, those are all of my rules! So far I’m at four days…and here is to many more! And if you want to encourage me along the way, I sure would appreciate it because I’m sure days will come when I just don’t feel like running!
And now I have the perfect accessory for all of my runs! Here’s the thing I love about this BangBandsByLinny headband…it’s incredibly functional (a necessity if you’re heading out for a run or to hit the gym!) but it’s also super cute! Another bonus is that this headband doesn’t slip around when you’re working out so I don’t have to expend all of my workout energy on trying to keep the headband on my head…it just stays there! And it’s reversible so I can wear it two different ways!
Disclaimer: I was provided with a headband to review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I know not everyone is a runner, but is there anything else in your life you want to try and do in a streak? Maybe give up sweets, take a walk, spend 15 minutes reading, or so many other options!
Oh, it’s so cute!!! 🙂
Congrats on your running streak! That headband is really cute and awesome that it doesn’t move around! I hate when they shift and fall of the back!
Headbands that can’t stay still is one of my biggest pet peeves so this one is a winner!
You go girl. I seriously hate running. It’s my least favorite exercise, EVER. Which is funny because when I was younger, I used to be a runner and was in track…but then again, I only did the 400 meter dash, 400 meter relay and 800 meter relay. Short distances…yes, that’s about as far as I can run lol. I need to get myself a good headband. They always seem to fall off my head after about 5 minutes; even just sitting down doing nothing.
Running definitely isn’t for everyone…the way you feel about running is kind of how I feel about spin class!
Love the headband!
Lauren @ Lauren Runs
Congrats on starting a streak! A group of friends do a holiday streak (Thanksgiving to New Years) and I tried it running the first year… but it’s hard when you have a big race (like my half marathon) during it. I didn’t rest appropriately afterward and got injured. But last holidays, I did the streak as a “fitness streak” and mixed up the cross-training!
I love the idea of a holiday streak because my problem now is I haven’t decided if I have a number of days in mind for the streak or if I’ll just let it go indefinitely. And then what happens if I make it to day 168 and can’t run the next day…I worry I’ll be sooo sad!
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
I HATE running, so good on you for starting up! And happy belated birthday! 🙂
This head band is SO CUTE. I seriously need one, so I am happy you posted this!
Thanks for the birthday wishes! And I would definitely recommend this headband!
Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit
I should probably give up coffee in a streak, but let’s not be silly 🙂 I think a yoga streak would be fun. Or a reading streak. Ah, time…if only…
I have a friend that did a yoga streak last year and he did yoga EVERY SINGLE day for a whole year! That’s dedication!
Congrats on your RunStreak! Keep going 🙂
I used to absolutely love running. Not an option for me anymore but I do have my trusty elliptical machine here in my office.
Thanks! Now I’m curious how long I’ll be able to keep this up!
I’m seeing how many days straight I can go for a walk. I’m eventually going to turn it into biking instead!
That’s awesome! I’m finding that it’s actually getting easier because at this point I really don’t want to break the streak!
Good job with the running. I hate running but I need to find something active to start doing.
Running is definitely not for everyone but I would definitely encourage you to find something active…everyone can benefit from being a little more active!
Joanna @ Motherhood and Merlot
I have never been big on running, although I do love a good workout. Maybe I will try getting into after these babies are born:)
A jogging stroller is at the top of my list of things to get…because I don’t want to give up running!