Streaks

2023 Streaks in Review (Part 1)

I’m going to do the same thing I did last year. Even though I said, I wouldn’t do that in my previous post. You need to know where you are before you can see where you need to go.

Timecap

It’s a great, simple app that does almost everything I need. I would love to export data to give some more interesting data insights.

Running (2793-day streak)

As of December 31, 2023. I have run six or more miles for 2,793 consecutive days—more days than Cal Ripken’s consecutive games played (2,632 games).

I ran for my seventh straight year of 3000 or more miles.

I find it hard most days to go any further than eight. I spent more and more of my time on the treadmill. Sometimes, I get distracted and get a few more tenths in on the treadmill. In July, I found the power of Magic: the Gathering to distract me from my legs. I want to run on the treadmill because of the simplicity. I don’t have to worry about weather conditions, my pace, or running too far. I can just put my games on the television and run out the clock.

Marathons no longer excite me, but an Olive Garden is opening in January.

Verdict: Try running 15k a day in 2024.

Intermittent Fasting (1387-day streak)

Intermittent fasting takes work. It takes a lot of willpower to ignore years of being told that breakfast is the day’s most important meal. A new day has begun, and you have your calorie account in full. You want to spend those calories like they are burning a hole in your pocket.

About once a week, I would desperately want to eat before my 15-hour fast, and so I would. But only after 14 hours. Not snacking or drinking after dinner is a considerable aid, however.
I want to fast longer as the days I can get past 16 hours, I notice my body settles itself down, and I can easily continue for another three hours. I felt better during that time like my body was healing itself.

Verdict: Stay strong. Go long.

Sleep

Winter break has reminded me that I can sleep for more than seven hours. I frequently slept for 8.5 hours while I was visiting my Dad. I was still able to take the dog out at 730 without him barking and continue on with my day.

Unfortunately, during school days, I do not want to let the kids leave the house without seeing them.

Verdict: Continue to prioritize getting at least seven hours of sleep each night.

Vegetarian (1004-day streak)

I don’t crave meat at all. I love Asian and Mexican food. My wife also does a great job of cooking vegetarian meals. To up my game, I should look into eating a certain amount of vegetables each day instead of pounding mostly refined carbs and protein.

Verdict: Stay meat-free

100 grams of Protein (2098-day streak)

I still have a protein shake almost every morning. I will frequently have eggs and sourdough toast and start the day with 75g of protein in the morning. A distance runner should eat between 0.7 to 1.1 grams of protein per pound. One hundred grams a day is less than the recommendation. But most days, I would say I have at least 110 and more like 120 grams.

Verdict: Continue eating at least 100 grams of protein unless entering a multiple-day fast.

One Punch Man Workout (2466-day streak)

I barely even think about this anymore. I do light squats while shaving. I do situps while brushing my teeth. I wouldn’t say I like going to the floor to do push-ups, but I need to do it for planks anyway…

Verdict: What else can I do 100 of?

100 Seconds of Planking (365-day streak)

I successfully added planking to my daily routine. I do a push-up plank for at least 100 seconds. I will sporadically do it while playing Magic. The app takes a minute to load, and then I’ll briefly lift my hands to make my plays. It has reduced some of my back pain, and I would like to know if I can do 10 minutes if I allow arm switching.

Verdict: Plank during a full meditation session

Dancing (1832-day streak)

I don’t treat dancing as a craft; it is more of an activity similar to meditation. It is a way to put a smile on my face and remind me that I can have fun. I would love to take my skills to the next level, as I don’t get to attend as many weddings as I would like. But, I’ll take my minute a day as my “Moment of Zen.”

Verdict: Dance like no one is watching.

Coming Soon: Blogging, Video Games, No Caffeine, Sobriety, Journaling, Playing an Instrument, Writing Code, Reading, Shaving, Vitamins, Meditation, Teeth care, and Food Tracking.

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