“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Friday, November 30, 2012

Who's up for a Little Challenge???

I've been debating since before Thanksgiving about setting a goal for myself of getting in 1 mile a day during the holiday season.  Quite a few of my friends are participating in the RW 2012 Holiday Running Streak, (check out my friend Kim's post about it here) but I knew based on my Thanksgiving weekend travel schedule that I'd be starting off having to skip a couple days, so I didn't start.

Of course, since then I've been kicking myself for not pledging to do the streak and not finding a way to get in the mileage on those days.  So, I've been thinking all week long that I should do a shortened version of that and create my own mini-streak of logging at least 1 Mile every day of December.

It's Friday, November 30th.  Tomorrow is December 1st.  Decision time.  I've had enough fence-sitting and and am jumping in.  Soooo...Run streak here I come!  There will be days where I don't want to get up early to do it, or get home from work exhausted and it will be so much easier to flop on the couch and relax.  Sundays after a Saturday long run will be the hardest, I think, and will be the days I'll be most tempted to skip.  But it's a challenge.  Keep up the streak.  No skipping allowed.

Would anyone else like to jump in with me that's not already doing a run streak challenge (or, if you'd like to participate in two, I'd love to have you!)???  It can be running or walking (or even biking, for that matter, I'm not picky).  Whether 1 Mile is "easy" for you or a challenge to complete, are you willing to test yourself and your resolve to see what you can accomplish?

If so, let's do this!  Here's how:
  1. RSVP for the FB event here.
  2. Share the Challenge badge on FB or Twitter (follow @RunHalfway and use #RunHalfwayChallenge) or your blog.
  3. After you've logged at least a mile each day, check Facebook, Twitter, and this blog to record your mileage and get each day's badge!


  1. i ran 1 mile today at 11:32 pace

    1. Awesome! You're off to a speedy start!

  2. i mile today 11:40 pace better outside sidewalks were clear of ice and snow so it made it easier to run

  3. i up'd my mileage today 1.5 miles in and i ran at a 11:40 pace

  4. i ran 1.5 miles today shins are getting sore we will see what tomorrow brings when i run lol 12:00 pace

  5. ran 2.75 miles today lol 12:45 pace so like i said the other day as the days go by i get slower

  6. I ran 2.25 miles outside in 41 degree weather very nice out but as usual i slowed down lol 12;44 pace

  7. ran 1 mile today @ 11:30 pace