Earlier this week I read an article on HuffPo about a guy who committed to—and ran—one mile every single day for a year. It doesn't sound like a lot but it was more than just the mile, it was the commitment — every single day. That's tough. Things happen — we get sick, we have busier days at work that require more of our time, we have kids and partners and people who depend on us, we have stuff to do! To do one single thing every day is a massive commitment in my book.
With the new year upon us I've no doubt many of you have thought about change, or some habit you wanted to break or introduce. A new year is a clean slate, a time to start over or try again. I didn't make any resolutions for 2016, I simply wanted to progress on the path I've been on. I am continuing my fitness and nutrition education with another course, and finally putting what I've learned to work with my first three clients already taking action! But I've always had a "thing"...something I was going to do. And I think I've found it. I'm going to give this mile a day thing a whirl. My biggest takeaway from the author was his strengthened commitment to all things in his life - his work, his wife, his kids, and his friends. If running a mile every day may help me be better to those around me, then count me in.
Two days down, 2 miles ran. Want to join me? Hashtag with #onemileeveryday.
What will you commit to in 2016?