In Which I Set Myself, And Yourself, A Challenge
Between now and the start of 2013 I will be doing three major things in my life:
- Buying a house.
- Getting Married.
- Surviving the Mayans.
Exciting I know! Mayans of all things!
I’m sure you’ll agree, these are all big big things to be happening in my life. The biggest thing that happened lately is that I bought an out of date magazine so you’ll understand that the word ‘big’ was used twice in a row for a reason. Which brings me to 2013, and wanting to set myself a challenge.
The other day I was looking at my stats on my Sports Tracker App and it said that I’d done just over 100 miles since I started. That’s 100 miles of running since I started a few months ago. “Wouldn’t it be great,” said the voice in my head, “To do 1’000 miles in a year!” “Yes!” Said my mouth (making a customer at work look at me funny) “Yes it would!”
Today at work, the voice in my head said “Wouldn’t it be better, if you did 2013 miles in 2013!”
Sometimes the voice in my head is a bit of a knob.
The idea is now there though, and refuses to budge. Which is why for the past hour I’ve been thinking about and working out average millage per month/week/day. (168/39/5.5 if you were wondering.) I’ll be doing this for charity, and so obviously will be aiming to raise £2013.
If anyone else wants to take on the challenge, feel free to join in. Whether it’s Running, Walking or Cycling, it all adds up. If anyone wants to make me a logo for this page, feel free too. T-Shirts and things to follow. If 2013 miles is too much, how about 2013 kilometres? You never know, if enough of us decide to do it we might get a bit of publicity! If ten of us manage, it’s £20k raised for charity!
Of course, this is still in it’s infancy so might end up just being something else I blog about, but hopefully it will turn into more.
Even set up another Twitter account for it (just in case)
Thinking further on it, I could set up a website and have a monthly leader board for miles done and stuff! Yeah! Where ever you are in the world you can join in, send me your millage each week and I’ll update.
If you fancy it, send me your email address to
and I’ll let you know when it’s all sorted properly.
Let me know!
To make things a bit clearer, you can do the miles or kilometres however you wish, whether it’s Running (Road or Treadmill), Swimming, Walking or Cycling. Or a mixture! I think mine will be mainly running/walking, with a bit of cycling thrown in for good measure!
Anyone, anywhere in the world is welcomed to join in.
If you choose to raise money, choose any charity you wish.
Email me weekly with your millage updates and I’ll update your stats. (When I decide how to show it…)
I’m working on a month by month chart that you can print out, with daily/weekly/monthly averages and you can then fill in your details after each session.
FAQ section ASAP!