I will let you into a reasonably well known secret - our very own ju-ju- streaks. And furthermore she is a proud streaker - over a year of running daily. Wow!
Me on the other hand - a nascent streaker. I have my Alzheimer's running challenge and ju-ju was really brilliant at giving me some helpful advice on racking up mileage, without doing an injury. So a week of streaking was my plan.
I thought I'd try streaking, keeping my kms low, but doing them regularly. As ever, the C25K mantra of being slow and steady was the key, so I have spent seven days streaking. Running every day, and what did I achieve? Well I am proud to say 49+km in one week. More or less 6/7 kms a day. And today's run looked like this:-
But I only ran seven consecutive days - ju-ju has managed over a year. That's over 365 sets of running tights, base layers, socks, tee-shirts washed and dried, all ready to go for the next run out. This woman is truly a star, a shooting star.
So what's the final view on streaking then?
1. ju-ju is a star, running every day is not to be sneezed at
2. Streaking is as much a mental effort as a physical one
3. ju-ju is a star - repeat as often as is necessary
4. Every day running is not for me, I'm not a star
5. There are many people on this forum who give you invaluable advice and all those who answer are just amazing. Their help kept me streaking.
6. Running is as much in your head as in your legs - when I didn't fancy going out, I couldn't do the distance. I still went out but it wasn't as successful or as much fun.
7. Smiling when running helps! I reckon ju-ju smiles a lot.
I ran just under 50km in one week and I'm chuffed to buckets, but It couldn't have been done without C25K, without this forum. Because without this place, I can't think of any of my friends or family who understand what running can mean, and you all do.