Anything involving a ‘streak’ is not on my radar in the slightest; this includes streaking. [Side note, total true story — I was more nervous when considering joining the track team at my college about the fact that they complete a “naked library run” every year than anything else pertaining to joining the team.] Most often the streaks I see, in my opinion, are unhealthy, restrictive, and not beneficial. I don’t need to run 30 days in a row, I don’t need to do 100 crunches a day, and I don’t need to vow to eat any certain way for any certain time. But Allison posted this “StrongBody Streak” for the month of February and for once, it’s something I’ll jump on board to accomplish!
The only thing needed for the streak is to do some type of strength training every day for 15 minutes.
So basically, I’m saying “yes” to doing something for 29 days straight that I should be doing already to make me a stronger, faster runner. How could I not?
Truly, fifteen minutes is such a small section of time in your day. I have a desk job and I can definitely get it in while at my cubicle throughout the day. Granted, fifteen minutes of single leg Romanian dead lifts and single leg squats doesn’t sound amazing — but it’s doable. I have my minibands that are woefully underused staring at me on my living room floor. And I have CrossFit classes reminding me that my core stability and push-up ability aren’t quite up to par. I have a lot to work on in the next 29 days!
Here’s to starting off February on the right foot — that sub 1:40 isn’t going to come without hard work.