Miles for Christmas
This year I haven’t set any particular goals or resolutions yet. I’ve had two things circling round in my mind – I think I’ll set a goal of running 500 miles this year and it would really alleviate the whole single mom stressing over the holidays thing if I started putting away money for the holidays now.
As luck would have it I somehow came across a blog post on Just call me B! giving me the perfect way to tie these two goals together. Pay myself a dollar for every mile that I run. 500 miles in a year equates to about $10 a week, not an amount I’ll miss but an amount that will be very helpful come Christmas! As I’m not the most crafty person in the world I’ll spare you a picture of my empty but clean pasta jar with the lid glued on. I mean miles for money jar. Whatever.
Anyways, I have not just one but 2 motivators to run my 500 miles this year because I also signed up for Run This Year 2014. It’s a running community committed to run 2,014 miles, or 2,014 Kilometers in 2014. When I first read about it I thought interesting, but ya, NO. I can’t run 2,014 miles in a year – I’m lucky to hit 3 miles on my long runs! But they also have a third choice, Get Your Own Goal. Perfect!
500 miles here I come, and I have both a group of equally determined runners AND a promise of a Christmas actually pre-paid to motivate me to get there. Win and win.
Do you track your miles run, miles biked, pounds lifted or something similar per year? What’s your goal for 2014?
I have decided to run 1,000 in 2014. This will be a huge test for my commitment, because I tend to let things fall to the back burner whenever I have activities with family or friends on the weekends. I love the idea of putting a dollar away for every mile ran!!! What a great motivator too! Good Luck Mama!!
Good luck on your 1,000 miles, that’ll be amazing!