30 Miles In 30 Days


Who’s ready for a new 30 day fitness challenge? I’m sure you’ve heard before that it takes 21 to 30 days to break old habits and create new ones. I love 30-day challenges because it allows you to build healthy habits that may stick with you for life. It can also help to prevent boredom by changing things up.

Are you ready to commit to 30 days? It’s time to get excited for a new challenge. Whether you want to lose weight or run faster, test yourself…move a mile a day.

I’m really excited about this challenge because it’s not like any of the 30 day challenges I’ve attempted so far…squats, planks, etc.  All you have to do is move your body forward for at least 1 mile, every day, for 30 days. You can run, jog, walk, crawl, bike or swim. Just break out of your normal routine and move a mile a day.

Your goal is to create better habits.  Real change comes from real change, and that requires a re-patterning of your lifestyle. Lacing up every day will help you learn how to make time for fitness.

Before you put on your running (or walking) shoes, you need to figure out your base pace. At the beginning of your 30-day challenge, track how long it takes you to run or walk your first mile. Jot that time down. There’s your base time. You can also use the numerous apps available for smartphones like, Map My Ride, Map My Walk, Map My Run, Run Keeper, Etc.  No need to sprint a mile a day, just keep track of your pace and improvements throughout the month.

Write down how many miles you run, walk, swim or bike every day and at what pace.  You should notice you gain strength and speed as the days go on.

I would like to start this 30 Miles in 30 Days Challenge on Monday, September 15th.  I have a Facebook group set up at https://www.facebook.com/groups 261124897431523/ so that we can share encouragement, inspiration, motivation and hold each other accountable for sticking to this challenge.  Please join this group and feel free to add your friends! The more the merrier!!

Always check with your health care professional before starting a new workout routine.  Don’t forget to stretch before and after your workout.

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