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31 in 31: Starting the Year Off Right

It’s the R & R time of year. Reflection and resolution. The media top 10 lists are in full swing as everyone reflects on the best, worst, strangest, longest, shortest, weirdest, funniest, etc. In addition, if my Facebook feed is any indication, then everyone is also reflecting on their own 2012 as they look forward to 2013 and set new goals for themselves.

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I’ve never been big on resolutions. I think I’ve always been of the mindset that if you want to make a change in your life, then waiting until January 1 seems silly when you can start immediately. In addition, the whole idea of New Years resolutions has been so over-commercialized that it ends up being more about a gimmick for companies to make money.  The gyms are all packed in January, but by Valentines Day, things are backed to normal.

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Now, don’t get me wrong. I certainly still support people setting goals for themselves and making changes in their lives! In fact, one of the common goals I’ve seen people sharing involves setting mileage goals. Thus, I thought it would be fun to set up a challenge for anyone interested! The idea is simple. Run at least 1 mile every day in the month of January and start the year out right. Start the year with a run streak:  31 in 31. 🙂

Rules (barely):

1. Run at least 1 mile every day in January. If you can’t run on any given day, you can make it up with a second run on another day.

2. Commit to the challenge publicly. You can comment here, or anywhere else.

That’s it. You don’t need to spend hours planning and scheduling. Heck, you could run around the block a few times every night when you get home from work or when you wake up in the morning. As long as you log a mile every day, you are good to go!

The prize is just as simple- you start the year out committing yourself to a healthy lifestyle. With 31 in 31, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your running goals!

Are you up to the challenge?!

Are you up to the challenge?!

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4 thoughts on “31 in 31: Starting the Year Off Right

  1. Just out of curiosity…How are we “keeping track” of our mileage “publicly” for all to see our progress and keep us honest???

    • I suppose the easiest way would be to post to any available social media site (or this blog post) with your update each day…anywhere visible to friends who can hold you accountable should work great!

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