Good morning Streakers!
I hope you keep you streak(s) alive today. I know I did. Unfortunately, so did my neighbor. I don’t how long his streak is running but I know what his streak is: walking his dogs without a leash, through a neighborhood in a city with a leash law. This would not be a problem for me if his dogs stayed away from me but the don’t. When they see me, the little one runs across a very wide street to attack me and the whole pack follows, including my neighbor. In the past, this would result in a verbal altercation, but I bought a can of mace a while back and I sprayed those dogs with it. I did not want to and I got no pleasure from it but I determined that was the best way, for now, to get those dogs to stop chasing me. It worked! They stopped running after me. When I got home, I called the police and filed a report. I hope this solves the issue.
I realized the other day that I did not finish my six-part series from lifehack.org on motivations. I left out one big motivator: fear. Well, this morning, when my neighbor and his dogs started chasing me, I remembered fear. Fear is a powerful motivator. I noticed I run much faster whenever these dogs chase me and especially if I get into an argument with my neighbor. Obviously, fear which results in anger, gets my adrenaline pumping and I shave a minute or two off my standard time. That shows me the power of that immediate fear to get me out of my comfort zone and run faster than I normally would have.
Fear of a more long-term nature can be a powerful motivator as well. I live in an area with many retired people. Some of them are not in the best of health. I do not know their life circumstances but I know mine. As of today, I know that for me, fitness streaking will reduce my chances of getting life-threatening, long-term, debilitating illnesses. I can’t predict the future but I can’t safely predict that if I keep my streaks alive, my day will be a better day.
Well, I hope this helps you and if you want to get some moral support on your fitness streak, just put a comment in the comments section and we’ll track our streaks together.
I wish you all the best and happy streaking!
My fitness streaks:
Run at least one mile, each day, started 30 March 2017, ad infinitum. 🙂
Do at least 14 burpees each day, started 10 May 18, for at least 60-days