New Year. New Challenge. And time to break old habits. Our friends at Reebok Spartan Race have created the “1 Mile a Day for 30 Days” Challenge. (Remember when we did the Spartan “30 Burpees for 30 Days” Challenge. Yeah. We do too. Sheesh.) The goal? Move forward 1 mile a day for 30 Days. Easy sleazy. Run or Walk. Christ. Just move. But do it for a minimum of 1 mile per day for 30 days in a row. This is the perfect way to mix up your old, regular, ‘That’s-So-2013’ routine, jump start your motivation, and dodge the winter workout doldrums.
Why 30 Days?
In order to break an old habit, the new behavior you are aiming for needs to be repeated. The more a behavior is repeated, the better chance it will become instinctive. And voila! Change! Besides. It’s a challenge. And who doesn’t like a good challenge?
What the hell am I doing for 30 Days?!
Moving forward 1 mile per day. That might sound easy, it might sound hard. Regardless, it’s a pretty decent challenge. Changing a behavior is tough stuff. It’s why people relapse or sit their asses on the couch and binge watch Dexter. (But I digress…) Run, walk, jog, skip, cartwheel, bike, swim or crawl. We don’t care. Just move that body of yours forward for 1 mile every day for 30 Days straight.
Why a Mile a Day?
Our goal here is to bust out of our old habits and create healthy, new ones. For the beginner, this is a great place to start making time for fitness in your life. It’s a terrific Kick Off to New Habits in 2014! For the veteran, this is a good time to build speed and distance and perhaps restart your training (That means you, Colby).
So. You ready or what? Let’s do this!
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