Most, if not all, parents have heard it, “I promise I’ll take care of it. I’ll walk it. I’ll feed it. I’ll clean up the poop.” Yes, my children wanted a dog, but did we, the parents, the ones that would ultimately be the caretakers, want one? The answer for me was, “Yes!” for one particular reason–I would be the dog walker, especially in the cold, winter months. The dog became a motivator for me on most days, but I still used the, it’s-too-cold-out excuse a few too many times.
When a friend asked me last year to join a team for Run 2017 in 2017, I did. Along with the goal of running (or walking) a team total of 2017 miles, there were monthly challenges. January’s challenge was to be a “streaker” and log miles every single day of the month. I missed a few days due to sickness last year, so this year I decided to tweak my challenge. Regardless of the weather or my schedule, I will be an Outside Streaker. As of today, I’m 16 for 16. The bonus of being an Outside Streaker is I’m reaching a few of my other 50-4-50 goals such as being outside 50 minutes a day and choosing walking over the car. As the year progresses, I can accomplish a few other 50-4-50 as I continue my Outside Streaker streak. And on those not-so-nice days? I’m certain this face will motivate me to get outside.
Other 50-4-50 updates:
Violin bow holding is still a struggle.
Up to 30 push-ups with a quick break after 20.
Received offers from friends to help me explore the South Trails and learn to crochet