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RunStreaks, Ornament Exchanges, and Scavenger Hunts oh my!

I haven’t been in the best of moods to blog, but I thought I’d let you know about three things that I’ve been participating in especially since they’re a bit time sensitive if you want to participate along with me. πŸ™‚

Run Streaks – Runner’s World, once again, has challenged all of us to do a run streak. It officially started on Thanksgiving Day and requires everyone to run at least one mile a day until New Year day. This run streak is a great idea to keep yourself motivated to run and stay in shape. I actually participated in this last year and ended up continuing my run streak for 120 days. πŸ™‚ Since my motivation to run has been all over the place lately so I thought I’d try and give this another shot to keep me going through the holidays.

Ornament Exchanges – The #WeRunSocial group that consists of social media crazed runners is hosting itsΒ 2nd annual ornament exchange! I did this last year and had such a great time going shopping for an ornament that I would send a total stranger. I hadn’t met any of the runners participating in person, but I thought it was a neat way to interact with other runners from across the U.S. I was super excited to receive my ornament and the girl who gave me an ornament was super sweet and we ended up eventually meeting up at the Chicago marathon this past October.

Sooooo I’m participating again this year. If you want to participate and are in the U.S., you can sign up here. The deadline is December 1st so do it soon! There is a $10 limit on the ornament (without shipping) so it won’t break the bank and I bet you that you’ll meet someone really awesome. πŸ™‚

RunChatHunt – If you like scavenger hunts and running, this is the game for you. On Twitter, @RunChat hosts their biannual #RunChatHunt. For the holiday season, they’ve put up a list of items that you need to take a picture of while on your run. Then you post those pictures on Twitter with the hashtag #RunChatHunt. This counts as an entry for prizes that are drawn later on in January. You have until January 1st to enter and it’ll be a way to keep you motivated to run. For more information, click on the link above. πŸ™‚


So that’s a wrap for my updates. πŸ™‚ Have you participated in any of these things? My favorite thing would probably have to be the ornament exchange. I like receiving little surprise gifts. πŸ™‚Β