What you do is pretty simple. You run at least a mile every day from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. It was 41 days last year, and this year it will be a week less. Only
The results last year were tremendous. I actually LOST weight over the holidays. You read that right. As in, "I weighed less on New Year's Day than I did the day before Thanksgiving." So you're damn right I'm doing it again this year, even though it's an "easier" streak.
I storified a lot of my Tweets from the streak last year, archived here:
If you have a worry about getting sedentary during the holidays, I definitely recommend this streak. I did the summer RunStreak, and for some reason I wasn't having as much fun with it. I'm not sure why.
I do know that there's just something invigorating about doing this streak during the holidays. Maybe it's the knowledge that you're at least holding the Eating Monster at bay, at a stalemate, while folks in your office/school are gorging themselves. Maybe it's having a long term challenge during a period of time when people are settling in for a long winter's nap. Maybe it's the idea that lots of other people are right there with you. Going out in the dark and cold, climbing up on a dreadmill, clocking their mile(s).
I hope you give it a shot, even if you're not much of a runner. A mile a day.
P.S. Yes, I used "concomitant" again. Whatever, I'm a fan.