When I started my running streak last year, I’ve been keeping up with the number of days I’ve run on Dailymile and on my phone by creating an “event” for every ten days. It’s worked well, but on a day to day basis, I really don’t know how many exact days I have run. If somebody asks me what day I’m on, I have to remember when my last “10th day increment” was and count forward from there. It’s not the easiest way to recall information quickly.
I looked online to find any suggestions on what apps or websites were easy to use but didn’t find exactly what I wanted to keep track of my streak. Today, I finally found it! It’s called Streaks! I read the reviews and checked out the screenshots of what the app would look like, what it was capable of doing, and paid the $1.99 to download it. It is by far the easiest app I’ve ever used and it’s very easy to see my current running streak day total. By answering just a few short questions, I was up and running! I went back to my start date and wrote a note, which started the streak. I just had to go through and quickly mark the days I’ve already run and violà, I had my current running total in a matter of minutes, 411 days! The other plus to this app is that it shows you the number of days of your current streak right on the icon app picture. You don’t even have to open the app other than to mark your day as completed. (not sure what that would like if you had more than one calendar) Super convenient! There is even an option to share to Twitter and Facebook too. Perfect for celebrating those huge milestones!
This app isn’t just for running streaks either. You can set it up for all kinds of things (blog writing, reading, exercising, practicing an instrument, etc.)! You have the opportunity to add calendars. From there, you can choose how often you are going to do your task (daily, every other day, weekly, etc.) and which days are okay to skip. There are also cute themes you can assign to each calendar. A definite find!
Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.~Gail Devers