Monday, November 17, 2008

Doing more indoor workouts, I always let my mind wander to keep focused (if that makes any sense) or maybe its just to take my mind off what I'm doing to get through it. Either way, I came up with a little game to add some fun into running for the next year. I'll call it the Double Digit Challenge.
How it works is easy at first and then as the year progresses, gets more challenging. Example: On January 1 (1/1), run 1 mile, February 2 (2/2), 2 miles, etc. If you look at the calendar above, you can see that quite a few of the double digit days are on weekends, so that should take some of the pressure off. On the months where the double digit day falls during the week, it would be acceptable to do the run on the weekend, but to make it more challenging, its better to try to hit the exact day.
I'm going to do this, and if anyone else wants to join in the fun, the more the merrier! If nothing else, it will be a way to build up mileage without doing too much, for those not inclined to run longer distances.
My plan right now is to run the 4 mile Resolution Run here in GR on December 31, so running 1 mile on January 1 should be easy enough.
This year we did 8 on the 8th I think more than once. Next year, let's do the Double Digit Challenge!


jahowie said...

I like this idea. I'm in. :-)

Flo said...

I like this idea!! It should help keep me running through all the stress I'll be going through next year. Count me in!!

Marlene said...

Neat idea! I'm game. :)

Lily on the Road said...

Sounds like fun! I like starting off the new year with 1 !!!

Anonymous said...

You always find the neatest challenges!! Sounds fun - good luck :-)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Great idea! Count me in!!