[ ] Run 1 mile without stopping every day for a week.
I had made it to day four. I had made it to day five, even. This goal of mine was always just out of reach. I'd lose motivation. I'd get sick. I'd get so tired. I'd be bored, or too busy. Not for long, friends!
Last Monday, I looked at my schedule and it was eerily empty. My internship didn't start until this week, recruitment was over - now was the time to do it. Not to mention, I had fallen off the workout train of the summer/early fall and was sadly out of shape.
|Day 3 - the track actually says this on the track at my gym.|
Let me tell you, it wasn't easy. Day one was rough, as expected. Day three was pure agony. Day six was a challenge because I ran outside - the weather had warmed and I was feeling ambitious. My lungs were not happy with me. Day seven was a breeze, I could see the finish line! Day seven was also my fastest mile, because there was a cardio core class starting and I wanted to finish my mile before jetting in there.
The best thing about the #mileaday challenge was that it gets me into the gym. I never just run one mile. I hang out on the elliptical for a half hour, or I take a class, or I do some strength training. It's good for my body and it's great for my confidence and willpower.