My dad always said, “Go big or go home.” And this year I’m doing just that. I’m going to run 1,000 miles this year. That’s roughly 83 miles per month, 20 miles per week, just a little under 3 miles per day. That’s it. 3 miles every day and by the end of the year I’ll have racked up 1,000 miles.
Why you ask? Because my sister is an inspiration. She was tired of living her same old couch potato life, so she signed up for a class at her college where they train to run a full marathon throughout the semester. This is my sister:
She wasn’t the most in shape person before enrolling in the class, but since that first day she’s made a ton of positive changes in her life. (The photo is from a group of us hiking up Mt. Bierstadt in Colorado. It was a 14er.) It was tough, but she managed to do it. And even though her professor recommended she drop down to the half-marathon instead of the marathon; it’s going to be a great day when we cross that finish line together mid-way through this month! Needless to say I’m super proud of my little sis, and I realized that even though she may not have met her total goal (yet) she still came farther than she thought.
That’s part of what this is, a challenge. If we don’t challenge ourselves this year, how do we expect to grow? If we don’t set new heights, how will we ever get off these plateaus we forget we’re on? Instead of resolutions in the New Year that will inevitably fail, why not set your sights on something and go after it with everything you’ve got.
What’s your challenge for 2016?