Earlier this week, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, posted a few new year's resolutions on Facebook (of course). His physical goal for 2016? To run one mile a day for 365 days. Props to Zuckerberg for bringing awareness to health and fitness, but he's not the first one to come up with the idea. We asked a contributor who's already been there and done that, to tell us what it's really like to run a mile a day, all year long.
In December 2014, I was thinking hard about resolutions for 2015 and I realized it was a complete waste of effort. I had not once, ever been true to any of them. So I told myself either commit or don't. It's that simple. From that moment, I made a vow:
Put in at least one mile per day, every day, for all of 2015.
In other words, if I ran three miles on Tuesday, that did not mean I could take Wednesday off. I was committed to running a mile Every. Single. Day. A minimum target that I could measure.
Then, I shared this plan on social media so my friends could hold me accountable. Should I fail, I'd lose $1,000 and my friends and family would decide where it went.