For the month of March, I made it my goal to carve some time out each day to walk/jog/run/bike/move for at least one mile, take a picture of myself in motion, and post it to instagram with the hashtag #amileadayinMarch.
I even created a webpage for it, to record things like how far I moved and where, the story behind the day’s movement, and what got me through it.
Midway through, I reflected on my progress commenting that I was proud of the 13 miles I accumulated, despot missing a few days. I made sure to remind myself midway through that this movement challenge is not about doing it perfectly, but about carving a small, manageable amount of time out in your day to do something good for your mind and your body, now that the holidays are over, the weather is warming, and summer days are drawing near.
Now that it’s done, I can say I’m grateful for what it did for me. (1) It gave a physical focus everyday, getting my mind off of work and stressful things, and (2) got me through what always ends up being a tough month for me. March always seems long…and still so dreary and wintery, when I’ve HAD IT UP TO HERE with coldness!
I accumulated 42.939 miles (!!!) of movement in the month of March, only skipping 10 of the 31 days. That’s friggin’ awesome. I plan to break that record in May by most probably participating and hosting ‘a mile a day in May.’ Consider this your pre-invite invite. 😉