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Wednesday, January 7, 2009


It seems that a few of you are interested in my little (big) challenge. If you've been around here long enough you know that I like to give credit where credit is due. A few weeks ago I was watching "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". The guest that night was Will Smith. Now, normally I'm not a huge Will Smith fan, but the show was on and I wasn't quite ready to go to sleep just yet so I watched. Jay mentioned something that Will had told him before about reading and running. I thought that meant reading while you are running and thought that sounded a little crazy. However Will said "Yep, I think that if you run a little and read a little everyday that you will be smart and fit." Hmmm. Great idea.

I love to run, but I think in the past I got caught up in "Oh, I have to run 6 miles every single time I run or its not worth it." But, now I'm relaxing on that and have changed my attitude to "as long as I run a little everyday, I'm doing great".

I love to read, but again, in the past, I've gotten caught up in how fast I can get through a book. But a book a week? I can totally do that.

So, I've done the math for you (cause I'm sweet like that). 500 miles a year would be 41.67 miles a month and on average if there are 30 days in a month its 1.39 miles a day (more if it Feb. and less if there are 31 days). That is a totally doable number. Don't look at the 500. Look at the 1.39 miles per day.

If you want to join my challenge, let me know by commenting on this post. I'm going to try to find someone to make us a little blinkie to put on our blogs! If you know someone who can make us a blinkie let me know.

Who's up for getting fit and smart?


JenD said...

Have you read The Shack yet? It is so good, but one you have to read when you are at peace and can really think about what is being said.

AR said...

count me in!

JKW said...

Oh good grief count me in;)...now I have to figure out a book to read and get my treadmill fixed!

A.D. said...

Me too, me too! I went to the gym and ran again last night when all I wanted to do was curl up on the couch! I was very proud of myself!

E.B. in Tennessee said...

Oooh, count me in! I definitely want to read more AND get fit!
Great idea :)

Shanna said...

Count me in. I am going to try to read as much as possible. And I know I can do the running thing after you broke it down for us!

JulieMc said...

I want in. I definatly can read, but the 500 will be a challenge. I'm up for it!

Kate said...

Just found this post & am going to start my "year" now! What a great idea!

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