What’s the strangest thing in your desk drawer right now? I’m always curious to know what other people keep hidden away in their desks.
The rules: 1 mile (almost 2km). Everyday. For 31 days.
My friend sent me a text last week asking if I wanted to join her in the #onemileaday challenge! I vehemently loaaaaathe running yet I’ve been meaning to give it a chance. So why would I start running even though I pretty much hate it? Because WHY NOT. Because I’m sick like that. Because I love a good challenge.
In November/December, I completed a 35 day Yoga Challenge and can still remember the joy, exhaustion, and sense of accomplishment that I felt when seeing those 35 sparkly star stickers all in a row next to my name at the studio (high-5 for visual motivation)! A typical yoga class can be 60-90 mins long yet I somehow managed to complete 35 consecutive classes during Christmas season (i.e., busiest time at work + I had to move at the end of November), 10-20 minutes/day seems incredibly reasonable in comparison?! Read: no excuses. Despite being called the #onemileaday challenge, my actual mileage per day will likely exceed “one” so I’ll probably need to stock up on some allergy meds because I’m really just using this as an excuse to go outside :)
So this is me, memorializing my goal because something about when you verbalize your goals and post them into a public space, it makes you more accountable to them or something like that.
I have no idea what to expect from #mileaday, but hayyy who doesn’t love to shoe gaze? ;)
Mucho apologies for being MIA! Will hopefully be back soon & posting semi-regularly ;) For now, I will leave you with an iPhone picture I snapped a few weekends ago en route to Fernie from Montana even thought it doesn’t quite capture the beauty of seeing it in person. I wish my eyes could just take pictures sometimes!!!!
Stress becomes so easily welcomed in our lives with everything on our endless to-do lists, we forget to exist in the present. But little moments like the one above remind me of the underrated calmness found in “being all there”. Life is but a beautiful collection of MOMENTS, amirite?
“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.” – Asha Tyson
LET’S DO THIS.