Friday, February 26, 2016

Join Me for a 90 Mile March

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I had such good intentions for the new year. Twenty minutes of cardio every day plus alternate days of lifting weights to tone up those arms for spring, a great core workout, and let's not forget the healthy tweaking of the food I eat to make up for all those holiday cocktails and desserts.

I woke up on January first with strep and pink eye.

A couple of weeks later I tried to get in the groove but I'll be honest, a stack of books, a fire, and a chai are enough to keep me from putting on real shoes any time the weather looks remotely bleak and days are gray.

Here's a whiny post from the last time I did this. 

February was more of the same and I fought off two colds but felt pretty worthless for about half the month. For most people February is the resolution killer. But we don't have to let our good intentions die for the entire year just because we got off to a bad start.

January and February are rough. The days are short, the weather is cold. You feel like you have permission to binge on Neftlix. But spring is in the air now and your brain is going to be saying "Let's go outside!"

Which brings us to March. March may actually be a better month to start new healthy habits or pick up ones you've been slacking on than January. It's got the first day of spring. This year it has Easter. What says new beginnings better than spring or redemption for your failures better than Easter?

Fresh starts for everyone!

So here's the plan. I'm going to walk 3 miles a day in March. It has 31 days so it has a one day buffer built in. You saw the title and though I was crazy didn't you? But this is doable. Actually I've done it before.

Read The 5 Things I learned Walking 90 Miles in November here.

Generally in summer I try to do it every day and it isn't that big a deal but anytime you've taken time off and have to begin again, a little jump start challenge is a great way to begin.

 And now it's public. That means that on lazy days when I want to stay in my pajamas or busy days when I have a lot on my plate I will be forced to carve out time. A public forum = accountability.

And hopefully encouragement. Read about how I struggled through last time.

If you have been struggling to get back on the fitness train then join me. Maybe you just want to do a mile a day for a 30 mile March. Let me know!

I'll be posting about how it's going. I mean I did a dry January. Walking 3 miles a day should be a piece of cake.

So plot out your 3 miles. At the park. Around your neighborhood. A bunch of laps at the gym.

We'll start keeping score on March 1st. And I'll be posting about how it's going.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea. I'm on maternity leave now so will try to join you. Does the 3 miles have to be in one go or can it be over the course of the day?


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