The unfortunate truth is I’m competitive. So, i do better when I can measure against others.
And I was tired of sitting on my butt during a LONG hockey season and not making time to exercise.
So, on Jan 1 when I was setting my goals, the idea to challenge my friends and co-workers to attempt #500milesin2012 just seemed like a great idea. And it some days it really was.
Over 100 people committed to run. Apparently, alot of people felt the same way I did and needed some motivation.
And guess what? Inspired by my blog, WigWam socks donated a pair of socks for each of the runners. They came in a huge box to my office. Now, THAT is cool!
In fact, it was one of the coolest emails I’ve ever gotten. Who knew a company like that cared about the little people.
And the socks, holy cow! There truly is a difference. I will never run in another sock again. In fact, I don’t even call them socks. I call them “running cradles”.
Thank you Wigwam! The people’s choice 🙂
Currently, we are over 1/4 of the way there. I’ve personally run 160 miles in 4 months. As a group we have run over 5000 miles. If you are doing the math, you can tell we’ve lost some people. We are down to about 40 core runners.
Probably because it’s not easy. On the surface, 10 miles/week seems relatively simple.
Simple to do like once. Every week for 52 weeks is a different story. It’s tough.
Truly a mental game each week.
But, i keep going b/c I came up with this idea. Plus, alot of you when you aren’t cursing my name have sent me very encouraging notes about what this running challenge has done for you. So, thank you for all those participating.
And it’s not to late to join the challenge.