Up to the challenge?

3 Jan

John “the Penguin” Bingham has started his 2012 100 Days Challenge. His challenge is to “Choose to move, intentionally, for 30 minutes every day for the first 100 days of 2012. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you do it ON PURPOSE.” And it doesn’t even have to be 30 consecutive minutes, so shorter bouts of movement can add up.

I was intrigued when the Penguin started this challenge in 2011, more so when he continued his streak for 365 days. I love the idea and have wondered if I could rise to the challenge. It doesn’t mean I have to RUN every day like other challenges ask you to. “Moving intentionally” could include what I do when running dogs or whatever. In theory, now that we have a treadmill, I could always just hop on it for 30 minutes if it was too cold or nasty to want to go outside.

Without even trying, I’ve moved intentionally for 30 minutes every day this year so far:

  • Jan. 1: 30 minute treadmill workout
  • Jan 2: 20 minutes walking through the snow and on the frozen creek to and from the neighbor’s house, then cleaning the dog yard and other outdoor chores
  • Jan 3: 20 minutes walking to and from the neighbor’s house again, then 20 minutes on the treadmill

Anybody else taking the 100 Days Challenge? Three days down…only 97 to go…

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