Tuesday, September 11, 2012

31 Days

This year, I am planning on participating in another 31 day challenge.  The first one I did, in July, was sponsored by the Ultimate Blog Challenge, and involved posting daily for the month, so 31 posts for July.  I started this blog July 15th, so I played catch up and finished the month with 31 posts.  Of course, I can usually find something to say even when things are not so exciting in my life...

The upcoming challenge is sponsored by the Nesting Place and involves picking one topic (or challenge) and posting about it everyday for the month.  I have chosen the topic/challenge of Running everyday in October and posting about it.  My main goal is to "force" myself into activity, and writing about it especially after letting you all know I am doing this will help me be accountable.

I have always desired to be a runner.  Sure, I understand that my frame is just not designed to ever be a competitive runner, as I am short legged and heavy, but I do enjoy running.  Mostly after I have been doing it for a while.  The starting is never fun.  I have been attempting the starting on and off again for the last several weeks, but always get distracted or sidetracked.

This time, all efforts are aiming at this goal.

Last October, I completed the Duke City Marathon in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I had trained since March and finished without needing an ambulance at the end, so it was a victory for me.  A "Bucket list" item checked.

I have not run consistently since that time, with winter weather (even though it is very temperate in the locations I lived this winter, I am calling it an excuse...Shhh!), a move, and rotating shift at my new job.  Even though I am still on rotating shifts, and have the added burden of chemo therapy appointments with the fatigue it brings, I am out of excuses.  I read stories of inspiration of people in far worse shape than me accomplishing great things, so I need to get with the program.

If you are willing, join me on this Odyssey and either run everyday in October, or check in on my progress and encourage me daily.  I need it!

I hope to continue the regular daily posts as well.  I would hate the hit a theme which is not similar to the general premise of this blog and ignore my original purpose (to share insight-positive and negative-from my journey towards the important things in life).

Thank you for reading, and  help me make October a success.

1 comment:

  1. I will be interested to see how this challenge unfolds for you. I'm not sure I could A) choose a topic broad enough to talk about for 31 days straight, and B) that I'm diligent enough to make it work anyway! (Though I do love me some TV; I could talk about television programming forever!)

    Good luck to you.