First things first, a general PSA (if you will) – if you’re out shopping this weekend…PLEASE be kind to the retail workers.
Read about it here. You don’t have to be a blogger to sign up! And it sounds like a great way to keep your healthy goals in mind when we’re surrounded with the
chaos wonder of the holidays.
And if that wasn’t enough, my fun blogger friend, Bean, challenged me via Twitter the other night to….Runner’s World Holiday Running Streak! (You may not remember, but I participated in the Runner’s World Summer Running Streak and extended past the requirements of 1 mile per day between Memorial Day and Labor Day and went a full 90 days..until I got injured.) I didn’t immediately dismiss the idea of another challenge and when I told K about it, he shook his head and said, “Shouldn’t you heal first?” But after yesterday’s successful Turkey Trot..I’m lead to believe I am healed. And..I have a hard time turning down a challenge, especially when I’ve been called out in front of all of Twitterland! Here are my hang ups:
- 1 mile a day may mean I have to do those miles in the dark..driving to the gym to do 1 mile on the track seems a bit silly!
- 1 mile a day includes Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Then I immediately think:
- It’s 1 mile..I can pull that off real quick before work when the sun is up! And..I probably won’t even break in to a sweat.
- It’s 1 mile!! You did it over the summer, you can do it again. Just get up a bit earlier than everyone and get it done.
Then there is the New Yerar’s Resolution I set in January to consider: Run 500 miles in 2012.
I have 44 miles to go to reach my goal. I have 2 races in December, one is a 15K and the other a 10 miler. So reaching my goal is within my grasp but adding 1 mile per day will definitely help me succeed!
So, Bean, consider this my official acceptance of the challenge…
GAME RUN ON!
Remember, ShowerPill’s Black Friday deal via Amazon.com started today! Buy 2, Get 1 Free when you put 3 boxes in your Shopping Cart and enter SPFriday. I ordered mine first thing this AM. I will not race without having one of those babies tucked in to my Fuel Belt any more!
Will you join me in the Elf For Health challenge?
Will you join me and Bean in the Runner’s World Challenge?
How do you stay healthy (mentally and physically) during the holidays?