Friday, July 6, 2012

DAY 1,828 of...

My longest streak of anything is push-ups. Starting on July 6th, 2007, and everyday since then I have done push-ups. I have not missed a day for six years.

This anniversary of sorts is an ideal time to clarify the core message of "The 365 Day Challenge". The idea is to create momentum that makes it very difficult to stop.

More importantly, it makes it very easy to start. One deck of cards, using their face value equals 340 push-ups per day. My goal is NOT to complete the entire deck everyday. My goal has always been to START.

Out of the last 1,828 days, because I started, I have completed the entire deck all but about ten times. Once I start, it is very hard to stop. Knowing that, I avoid the overwhelm of thinking of all the reps I need to do. My goal is to start.

I apply the same idea to running, reading, writing and even relaxing.

Time flies and we can use that to our advantage by just choosing what is truly most important to us in the long term and setting the goal of just STARTING everyday.

Life is what we make it.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Day 112

Today's goal is five miles. On the treadmill due to the insane heat outside. Of course, after all the practice I had during the 100 marathon streak, I am blogging while running! Repetition is the mother of skill.

The i-phone makes it very easy to do. I almost always think clear while running too.

My feet are still a little tender after all those miles but the improvement is profound. I see no need to run further than five miles per day for the time being. It is a comfortable distance at a comfortable pace (my light and easy 12 minute mile).

Remember that today is all you ever have - make it count.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Day 111

Another great day for the treadmill - Extreme heat outside. After logging so many long runs, these short runs seem incredibly easy. The hardest thing for me now is stopping. I want to just keep going, but I also want to get my legs and more importantly my feet back to normal.

Since I have been making such a noticeable recovery, today I am allowing myself to run three miles! I know it sounds like nothing, but it is my longest run since Day 100.

Since I have freed up so much time I have been able to spend much more time with my children and it has been worth every minute of it.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Day 110 - 1 mile recovery run

Since completing the equivalent of 100 marathons in 100 days I have kept my daily run extremely short. As a result, I am noticing that my legs and feet are almost back to normal after just ten days!

If I could do it all again, the only thing that I would do differently is not work at the same time. If I could just run and have some type of corporate sponsorship, I think that would allow my body to recover adequately to go as long as I wanted to.

We really have no idea what we are actually capable of.