I've come to post on you again
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of the Interwebz....
(apologies to Simon & Garfunkel)
So first things first: HELLO!! *waves*
So, about this streaking... yea, I've been doing it! And I love it!!
Oh, um, sorry, this isn't the naked, run out on a baseball field/basketball court/down the office hall kind that was so prevalent in the 1970s... Oh, the Seventies... *wistful sigh* It IS, however, exercising in an unbroken streak for, like, always! I first heard of the idea from my friend Christie, she applies it to running - in fact I think it is a runner's "thing" - and then I co-opted it for myself.
The concept is simple: Run every day at least one mile.
That is it. Every day. One mile and from what I hear, once you get suited up and go, you don't just run your mile and stop, you run your mile and keep going. It sounded cool and easy, you know, if I was a runner... but I am not a runner. I am a 265lb 41.33 yr old obese women who has been exercise adverse My. Entire. Life... what to do, what to do? Oooh, Oooh! I know! I know!
So, I thought about it for a few weeks, probably a month, or three... *ahem* Then one day, I don't know why, I got a Groupon to a yoga studio a few minutes from my house. Then a few weeks later I sucked up all my insidious Jr. High School doubt and went to yoga... And I loved it! I found a groovy studio with an awesome vibe and cool people and, and, and I just wanted to go back and keep going back.
And then it happened... I became a streaker. As of this moment I have been to the yoga studio (or done yoga with a DVD at home (once)) for the past 10 days. TEN DAYS!! I have EXERCISED for 10 days CONSECUTIVELY! Woooo! And get this, I LIKE IT!
I mean I TRULY LIKE IT! I like the classes (I've been to a variety of classes at the studio... that is another blog post) and I like exercising everyday. I am feeling pretty awesome and the weirdest thing is happening, something that I do not think has happened in all of my 41.33 years...
I WANT TO EXERCISE! I LOOK FORWARD TO EXERCISE! I SCHEDULE TIME TO EXERCISE AND STICK TO IT!
I can't explain it and I don't want to. What I want to do is to keep streaking!
For more info on streak running go to the United States Running Streak Association.
To find a yoga studio in your area check out this directory from Yoga Journal.
And lastly, because the song is stuck in my head and probably yours, too: