Luau of the 'Run Luau Run' fame is one of our favorites! Not only is he a devoted father to two beautiful girls, one being on the spectrum, he is a member of Team Up! for Autism Speaks, where he has dyed his hair blue, wrote a letter to Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan to get involved, and even spearheaded a movement to have Katy Perry donate wigs - and succeeded!
Oh yea, and his wife is Jess from 'Diary of a Mom' which makes them the greatest married couple in the blogosphere - just saying!
Well to kick of 2013, Luau is going streaking for autism! It is not the streaking you are thinking folks, he is running each day using using the Charity Miles app to raise funds for autism.
Find out how his first two weeks went... (originally posted here)
So I’m finally embracing this streak.
Once a week I’m am going to post a summary of the runs from the previous week. I’m using the “Streak” more than anything as a motivational tool to get me back to my love of running. So far it has worked like a charm – every day I’ve felt that old urge to get at least some miles under my feet.
I’m even posting on dailymile again. Anybody who has tracked their mileage in the past, knows what it means to have walked away from tracking miles to then return to it.
The great part of this streak so far has been that I want to run – that need has returned, all without an “A” race in the near future. Sure the Vermont 50 looms over the horizon, but quite honestly that hasn’t really sunk in quite yet.
Who knows how long this streak will go. The post that my buddy Doug put up said 100 days – I’m better than an eighth of the way there. The coolest part of this is that every day, by using the Charity Miles App, I’m raising funds for Autism Speaks and giving a voice to autism. Will I make it to 100? I don’t know. I’ve always been a proponent of rest days, but sometimes you have to weigh physical need with psychological need. If I make it to 100, will I keep going? We’ll cross that bridge when, and if, we get to it.
January 01 6.0 miles 47:40 7:57 pace aHR 158
January 02 6.0 miles 46:07 7:41 pace aHR 168
January 03 4.0 miles 30:04 7:31 pace aHR 153
January 04 6.0 miles 48:16 8:02 pace aHR 157
January 05 3.0 miles 26:13 8:44 pace aHR 145
January 06 7.0 miles 57:24 8:12 pace aHR 140
January 07 3.0 miles 21:18 7:06 pace aHR 156
Week 1 Total – 35.0 miles
January 08 6.0 miles 49:37 8:16 pace aHR 141
January 09 7.0 miles 63:14 9:02 pace aHR 124
January 10 3.0 miles 21:39 7:13 pace aHR 150
January 11 10.0 miles 1:17:39 7:45 pace aHR 145
January 12 4.0 miles 33:00 8:15 pace aHR 130
January 13 10.0 miles 1:21:50 8:11 pace aHR 139
January 14 3.0 miles 28:53 9:38 pace aHR 120
Week 2 Total – 43.0 miles
#AutismStreaks Total – 78 miles
Any experienced streakers have any words of advice?
“We’re going streaking through the quad…”