I was going to start my Fitness Friday segments again but then I realized that I didn’t work out once this week. Unless Black Friday shopping counts? In which case, I ran a marathon last Friday and I’m still recovering.
No, really. I am still recovering.
Anyway… That being said, I do now have a working treadmill in my basement. So I have run out of excuses… and it’s time for me to start running. Literally. As in working up a sweat, and building muscles, and just all-around being more active.
It hasn’t been such a great year when it comes to that, and my thought is this. Why wait until New Year’s to start turning resolutions into habits? Why not start now? It’s not cheating, I promise!
I have decided to change things up a bit, though, by kicking things off much slower than I normally would. In years past, I would begin running 2-3 miles from the start. I always thought that I would get into shape much faster this way, but — instead — I just burnt myself out or ended up with an injury. (Which usually resulted in weeks without running and then a blog post very similar to this).
So this time, my motto is going to be ‘Slow and Steady Wins the Race’. My challenge this week is to just run one mile every day. That’s it. Just enough to get myself moving and to get into a bit of a routine… without dying from exhaustion and having to rearrange my life in order to find the time for a workout.
One mile every day.
I know it doesn’t sound like much… But on the other hand, running one mile a day means that I’ll be running 7 miles a week. And that’s 7 more miles than I ran last week.
Want to join in on my weekly health challenges? If so, let me know what your goal is this week and then next week, let me know how you did! 🙂