The Countdown Begins

By December 17, 2015 Personal 3 Comments

OK. It’s December 22. You know what that means? It means that it is only 10 days until we start the 2016 Penguin’s 100 Days Challenge.

What do you need to do today? Nothing. If you don’t want to. But, you can also start warming up at getting ready for the challenge. Maybe put a little “intentional” activity into your day. Maybe park a little further from work, or the mall. Maybe take a short walk after dinner.

The most important aspect of the Penguin’s 100 Days Challenge is that the activity you choose can be whatever you want to it be. What’s important is movement. Intentional movement. It doesn’t have to be hard. There’s not gonna be a prize for the person who hurts themselves first by overdoing it.

Try something. Try anything. See how it goes.


  • Natasha says:

    Want to participate

  • Larry Dommer says:

    At the moment, I’m halfway through your book (Running for Mortals). I’m not necessarily in agreement with the “Courage to Start” mantra, as I have started many things that I could say I haven’t finished from diets, to education, to maybe running.
    I’m not even sure that I want to run, but I do want to find out if I can or can’t.
    I’m 65, and until last week, I don’t think I ever ran a quarter mile in my life. I didn’t participate in sports in High School, because I couldn’t run.
    The only reason I’ve read as far as I have into your book, is because you claimed that you couldn’t run to the end of your street when you started. I thought – maybe – there’s hope when I read that.
    I won’t bore you with details, but on a whim I did a half marathon in November and finished in 2:58:26. I had bleeding blisters and almost couldn’t walk back to my car to go home. I told my wife I’d never do it again, but on the drive home I started thinking I’d like to try it again.
    To my surprise, my wife said she wanted to do it too.
    We’ve signed up to train with a local running store, for the Flying Pig, and we’ve also gotten a membership at Planet Fitness.
    So – I’ve started. It didn’t take a lot of courage to start.
    It’s going to take a “LOT” of courage to continue.
    I’m doing the only thing I can think of to motivate me. I’m telling everyone I know that runs, that I’m training. It will be harder to quit if I have to tell them.

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