Streakers and prancers

I decided to take a rest day today to let my legs rest up for this weekend’s race. They were feeling pretty tired on Tuesday’s and yesterday’s runs, so I think it’s the right call.

Did you know that the longest running streak in the U.S. is coming to an end in July? Mark Covert first started his running streak on July 23, 1968. On July 23 of this year he will voluntarily end his 45 year running streak. He kept his streak alive through a broken foot, arthroscopic knee surgery, and kidney stones. Covert was featured in an article in the April 2013 issue of Running Times called ‘Streakers Uncovered’.

He has recently taken up bike riding, which has less impact on his feet (he has a total midfoot collapse in his right foot), and is planning to train and push himself in his new sport.

I also need to tell you about Prancercise! I first heard of this form of exercise on the Today show a few weeks ago. I again ran across it today in an email, so I think that is a sign it is worth sharing with you. Check out the video- this lady is completely serious.

The Prancercise gallop, which is shown at 2:30 in the video, is my personal favorite. There is an official website and she has a book.

Have you ever had a running streak? How long was it?

Who is adding Prancercise to their cross training routine??

How would you react if you saw someone doing their Prancercise while you were out for a run/walk/ride on your local trail?

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  1. I say a bunch of us get a relay tem together and prancercise it the entire way! Dressed like this, too! Thank you so much for sharing!

    If I saw someone doing this outside…well, good for them for just doin’ it!

    1. Sounds good to me! I’m in!

  2. Prancercise, what? Is that for real? LOL I did a running streak all of last summer, so 2.5 months or so. One day I decided I was done and I was totally at peace with it. Now, I’m doing the Runner’s World Summer Streak, which is Memorial Day to the 4th of July. Not too hard!

    1. Great job on your streak last year! Hope this years goes well, too.

  3. I think all of us should create a BLEND (blogger-friend) retreat/conference/fun weekend where we come together… run a real race, and then make a prancercize video! That would be fun! I don’t have a streak to speak of. Maybe I’ll have the hairdresser put in a green streak so I can say :I have one!

    1. Now that would be a fun weekend!

  4. I had not heard about Mark Covert’s running streak. Thanks for sharing it! OK, so I totally don’t judge anyone that is getting out there and moving… BUT, if I saw someone prancercising down the W&OD Trail, I’d have to look the other way so I wouldn’t burst out laughing! 🙂

    Good luck at the Varmit Half tomorrow! Say hi to the people down in my neck of the woods!

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