It occurred to me, and I also posted it in my 30 In 30 Challenge group, that those who take the challenge are “newbie streakers”. As I noted in the group also, that might conjure up images of people in the outfield disrupting a baseball game or perhaps if you thought that I was a streaker, you might find me in an image like this one of a group of men running sans clothing on a gorgeous trail somewhere. But no, what I am referring to is workout streaks, running streaks, consecutive days of doing what you need to do to get to your goal.
Ironically, the longest running streak in the U.S., and perhaps the world, is coming to an end on July 23rd. In fact, an article just appeared yesterday in Runner’s World about it. Mark Covert has not missed a day of running since July 22, 1968 (I was going into my senior year in high school in September) and he is voluntarily ending his streak because of a foot injury on the 45th anniversary of the streak.
Although I couldn’t find any reference to a consecutive workout streak specifically, I did find an app for that. It is called Streaks and for $1.99 it says it, “tracks the consecutive days it takes to reach a certain goal. For each day that you accomplish your task, you mark it on the Streaks calendar, motivating yourself to keep the streak going! Miss a single day, and the streak starts over.” Sounds like a great app to me and the reviews are good, too!
Oh, by the way, I am on Day 4 of my streak…
PS There is also a website for streaking called Streaking.org. The Pics section is for pretty Mature Audiences!