200 Day #WEAVSTREAK with Keit Kollo, Weav's Product Designer
On November 20th, 2018, Keit Kollo, Weav’s Product Designer, logged the first day of her run streak. Fast forward to today, and she just completed her 200th run-streak day! Over the past 200 days, Keit has run in New York, Tallinn, Miami, and several islands in the British Virgin Islands.
The current leader of the Weav Team run streakers, Keit’s goal is to complete an entire year of run streaking. That’s 365 consecutive days of running a minimum of one mile (1.6 km) per day. Keit said, “The goal was 30 days at first. Now, I want to complete a year so I can register my streak with United States Running Streak Association — yes, that's a thing.”
Here, Keit answers 100 fun questions as part of our #WEAVSTREAK interview series...
Morning or night? Morning
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Summer or winter? Summer
Dogs or cats? Dogs
Sweet or savory? Sweet
Sunrise or sunset? Sunset
Zodiac sign? Aquarius
Favorite meal of the day? Breakfast
Favorite vacation destination? Muhu Island, Estonia
Do you have siblings? I have one sister who is a way better athlete than I am.
Where were you born? Estonia
What do you do at Weav Run? I design and think about how things should work.
What are you currently working on? We are working on building audio workouts, can't say much more yet.
How long have you been working at Weav? Almost four years.
Other than Weav Run, what app do you use the most? Newton for emails (love that app).
Favorite band? Simon and Garfunkel
Favorite way to listen to music? I end up using apps the most, but I also have a record player that I love.
Match-my-stride or fixed tempo? Fixed tempo, usually 178 bpm.
Outdoors or treadmill? Outdoors
All-time favorite song? Not sure of all-time favorite, but I'm constantly humming Istanbul (not Constantinople) by They Might Be Giants.
What music do you like to listen to while working? Been listening to a lot of Clean Bandit since we got their last album weaved!
Favorite Weav Run feature? The streak counter. We built it after I started [my run streak], and it took me nine days to lose count.
Dream artist you’d like to see on Weav Run? David Bowie
What’s the one thing you’d tell someone before they start a running streak? It's easy to make excuses to get out of exercising, streak helps to break that bad habit.
Best piece of advice for keeping a streak going? Go run first thing in the morning so you don't have to think about it for the rest of the day.
How early do you typically run each day? I usually wake up 7:15 AM. I’m out the door at 7:20 AM.
Favorite running shoe? Adidas Ultraboosts
Favorite song currently on Weav Run? Tears ft Louisa Johnson - Clean Bandit
Favorite place to run? In the forest
Go-to Weav Run playlist? I have my own playlist called “<3 <3 <3”
Speed intervals or tempo run? Intervals
Farthest distance you’ve ran? 15 km (told you - not much of a runner)
Last race? 5k in the pouring rain with the team!
Upcoming race? We are looking for a team 8k.
If you could run with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be? I wish to be there *when* Eliud Kipchoge breaks 2 [hours in the marathon]!
Running shorts or running tights? Tights
Solo running or group running? I love running with my team.
Would you ever consider doing a marathon? Yes
Favorite genre of music to run to? Probably urban/hip-hop
If you could listen to only one adaptive song for the rest of your life, what would it be? Please god no.
What’s your ideal running weather? Cloudy
What brand are your earbuds? Apple AirPods
What was your first job ever? I was a guide at an ostrich farm.
Do you play an instrument? If so, what? I can play a few songs on the guitar, but I'm not particularly good at it.
Favorite holiday? Jaanipäev (St. John's Day)
Do you have a tattoo? Nope
Favorite hobby? Does making food count? I like making stuff at home that people normally can't be asked to. Like sourdough bread, macaroons, ricotta, ravioli, hot sauce, cultured butter, cured meats, etc.
What’s the next recipe you’re going to make for the Weav team (asking for a friend ;)? A new special batch of chili sauce (we have some hot sauce experts on the team).
iPhone or Samsung? iPhone
Last movie you watched? Cutie And The Boxer
Last book you read? Enchanted Objects
Favorite movie? Blade Runner
Favorite book? The Master And Margarita
What’s your nickname? Ketu
What’s the last thing you purchased? Some delicious keto bread.
City/Country you’d most like to visit? Japan
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? New York. I really like it here.
Favorite thing about where you live now (NYC)? 24/7 access to food and entertainment.
Best meal you’ve ever had? My grandmother's potato pancakes.
What’s one place you haven’t been but would love to go one day? Mars
Favorite restaurant? Dawa's in Queens
Where do you want to retire? Some remote island
What’s the last thing you ate? Beef Pho
Where is the worst place you could get stuck? The international terminal at Heathrow airport in London (that's where dreams go to die).
What was the first concert you went to? My aunts and uncles used to give concerts at family events — that part of my family is very gifted with playing all sorts of instruments (myself not that much).
What’s the funniest/weirdest costume you’ve ever dressed up in? I used to have half blonde hair so I absolutely nailed Cruella De Vil with very little effort.
What do you do for fun (other than running)? I never run for fun, running is super hard! I have gotten into powerlifting recently, and I love all sorts of water sports (wakesurfing especially).
If you had access to a time machine where and when would you go? I'd go check out some dinosaurs.
What was your favorite cartoon show growing up? Moomins
What are you currently learning? How to run with good form.
Favorite day of the week? Saturday
Would you rather be able to speak every language in the world or be able to talk to animals? Every language in the world. I understand animals better than humans.
Favorite junk food? Burgers
Cake or pie? Cake
Favorite ice cream flavor? Butter pecan
Have you ever worn socks with sandals? Nope
What’s the best age? 35
How many hours of sleep do you need? I need 4h, I could use 6h, and I love 8h.
How many cups of coffee do you drink per day? One espresso/flat white. I love making my own coffee.
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Dark with sea salt
Do you have a favorite chocolate brand? Or one you’d highly recommend? Karl Fazer chocolate brand from Finland, whenever I have a layover in Estonia or Finland, I buy kilos of that stuff!
Swim in a pool or in the sea? In the sea
What’s your favorite pizza topping? Spicy honey
Mountains or beach? Beach
How do you like your eggs? Sunny side up
Craziest thing you’ve ever done? Led a double-decker full of tech people from London to Cologne (helloooo StartupBus fam!)
Silver or gold? Silver
Favorite board game? Cards against humanity
Favorite condiment? Remoulade
How many unread emails are in your inbox currently? 188
Truth or dare? Truth
Saltwater or freshwater? Saltwater
Uber or Lyft? Uber
Theme park or water park? Water park
What’s the farthest road trip you’ve ever taken? SF to Boulder
Hidden talent? I can unlock my phone with my nose.
What's your alma mater? Central Saint Martins (London)
What’s your college degree? I have a BA in E-concept Development and MA in Innovation Management.
Favorite animal? Dogs
Where are you going on your next trip? Greece
Are you currently doing a run streak? What day are you on? Let us know in the comment section.
Also, tag us on social — we’d love to follow along with your progress. Use #weavstreak.
Interview by Kelley MacDonald.