I read about the Runner’s World Holiday Running Streak on SkinnyRunner on Wednesday and it got me thinking about goals. Typically, I prefer to set pretty unrealistic goals like maybe if I try really hard, I’ll be able to look like Brooklyn Decker by Monday.
I usually make this goal on Friday and set no real rules or have any idea of how I will accomplish it. That way, when I don’t achieve the goal I don’t feel too bad because I didn’t expect to achieve it anyway.
But after reading about the Holiday Running Streak, I thought this was one goal I might be able to achieve. The challenge is to run one mile every day between Thanksgiving and January 1st. One mile, that’s it. I’m already “training” for the stupid half-marathon so what’s adding in a mile run every other day or so? Nothing, right?
I could even run a mile like this:
Well, that might scare people. But you know what I mean. Even a lazy person like me can do this. I started a little bit late (Wednesday), but I plan to run at least one mile a day through New Year’s.
And by then I expect to look like Brooklyn Decker…is that unrealistic?