I was leafing through my May edition of Runner's World yesterday, and I stumbled upon an article I had skipped. The title immediately grabbed me, "The Streaker". It seemed intriguing to say the least. It was written by this guy named Adam Buckley, and his New Years resolution for 2009 was to set out and run every day for a whole year. Impressive, right? Needless to say he did it, I mean obviously - that is why his story is in Runner's World.
I am not going to lie, I find this feat quite extraordinary! Consistency is an area I definitely struggle with. I always start out the week with the best of intentions, sometimes I hit my goal, but for the most part there are at the very least one or two workouts that get skipped.
I like to say it is because my schedule is kind of crazy, which is not a total lie. I work full time, I am also doing my second degree in psychology at night, plus there are all of the usual family/friend commitments - so saying I am too busy to hit the pavement everyday does have some legitimacy. However, life doesn't seem to be getting any less hectic anytime soon. So at some point you have to say that you are making that time a priority and just go for it. And this year I have said I making health a priority, so let's go for it!
While I would love to say I will follow Adam Buckley example and lace up my sneakers every morning, I don't think that is realistic for me. Instead each week I am going to make a mini-goal to strive for and update you all on my progress. Let's see how long I can keep this streak going. This way I can keep my schedule restraints in mind, and not feel like I have to sacrifice any of my other commitments.
This Week's Goal is to Log a Total of 50 km.
I will update everyone on my progress with my first mini-goal on Saturday May 20th. Wish me luck!
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