Run Every Day Challenge – October

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(Just for anyone who doesn’t know me, and doesn’t know how much this blog is just a hobby – which actually costs me money – I have zero affiliation with The Running Bug. They have no idea who I am. I am doing this because I am getting too fat). 

So, Running Bug has a challenge for October to run at least 1 mile every day for the whole month.

I have a very quiet October ahead, and as you may have spotted, had quite a greedy September (which followed on from a summer of fun). Christmas is two months away, and I intend to use the time before then to shed a few pounds, and improve my overall health. Ultimate goal – avoid having to buy a whole new wardrobe because MY STUPID CLOTHES DON’T FIT BECAUSE I AM TOO BLOODY FAT. I think a little weight loss would help my rage too.

But….a mile every single day?



It’s less the effort of running, and more the practicality – actually getting down to it. Still. A mile. Only a mile. How hard can it be?


I could do this in 10 minutes before cycling to work; at lunchtime; when I get home from work; at 2am when I can’t sleep.

Plus, I want to run more frequently anyway. I’m managing about 3-4 runs a week, but I think running (almost) daily in Japan was really good for me. Most of the battle is getting into my running gear, getting out, and then showering afterwards etc. Whether that is for one mile or 10, the overhead is the same. So hopefully taking on this overhead will see me running more than a mile at a time. We shall see.

So. I accept the challenge. Argh – is this crazy lady stuff?

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You have to log your miles every day, on the Running Bug website, and you are entered for prizes depending on how many days you manage to log. Obviously the best prizes go to the people who manage every day. I have never won anything in my life, and doubt this will be any different. Prizes would be nice; but I am doing this just to challenge myself. So, here we go.

Who else fancies doing this too? I’m sure you can find time to run a mile today. Maybe you already ran it. Running for the bus definitely counts. Check out the Running Bug website for information on how to log your miles, and the prizes on offer (if you’re more optimistic than me).

Here’s my Running Bug profile. If you’re registered, let’s be friends!

Check in tomorrow for my miles for Day 1 (and my September Foodie Penpal update!).




4 Responses

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