Running a mile a day

This blog is for anyone that finds it hard to find the time to exercise on a regular basis. I have struggled over the years with exercise and these are just some of the problems I have faced.

  1.  Felt that when I was exercising it wasn’t doing much good. Couldn’t see the long-term effects.
  2. When I wasn’t exercising I felt guilty.
  3. Couldn’t find the necessary motivation to exercise after a long day at work.
  4. Gyms worked out to be expensive. No matter how elaborate the gym, with all its expensive equipment and wet areas I still couldn’t muster up the energy and if I did I would find myself in the Jacuzzi.
  5. Exercise took too long. A trip to the gym could be 2 hours of your evening gone especially if it wasn’t close.

I could go on with this list but I think you that you get the idea.

What I needed was a form of exercise that didn’t take too long; I enjoyed and could fit into a busy working schedule.

I have always enjoyed running, in fact about 10 years ago (It doesn’t feel that long) I ran a Marathon in Florence in a good time. Unfortunately I have not done much running since – not sure why, just got bored and couldn’t find the motivation.

I came up with the idea of running a mile a day, no more, no less. This will take me about 12 minutes, is long enough to get out of breath and I can fit some good faster segments into the time. I will share with you some tips and tricks along the way and if you have any then please let me know.

This blog will chart my journey with this. I hope you enjoy the read and please feel to comment freely. I would appreciate lots of encouragement.

Here goes !!!!!!!!!

1 mile

The image above is from here.



24 thoughts on “Running a mile a day

  1. Back in January I participated in a 30 day challenge to engage in a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day and it was a very powerful experience. 1 mile a day is a great goal and I look forward to hearing about your journey!

  2. I found when I stopped eating carbs that I suddenly had a lot of energy, and I started actually running voluntarily. A huge change for me.

  3. I think this is a great idea, too. However, I’ll have to walk it. Unfortunately, had a really bad accident a couple of years ago. I already walk most days, but this will give me some extra motivation. Carmen Aida

  4. Great Idea except for I will probably be walking not’m not there yet. I like walking, especially when starting a exercise regimen, it seems like the easiest and most natural thing to do. I’ve actually just started walking in my neighborhood. Trying to make myself stay active for at least 30 minutes a day until I can do more. I WILL WALK WITH YOU….for now. Thanks for the motivation, I love it- Fant

  5. For every day you run, I’ll ride my bike. That way I can get in my activity and be supportive too!

  6. Sounds a great idea – I might try to cover a mile a day – I usually run 5k (just over 3 miles) up to three times a week, but shorter more regular runs sounds good as well, with longer ones mixed in. Good luck!

  7. We discovered rebounding (mini trampoline) and find it easy to do no matter what the weather is like. It can be done while watching a half-hour comedy show on TV. 🙂

  8. Playing bball for at least an hour every other day, even if you shoot hoops by yourself should do the trick. It’s always been fun for me, you will never get bored exercising and it keeps you in top shape.

  9. What finally got me running again was signing up for a 5k that was 3 weeks away. That meant I really had to get my butt out there!

  10. Great idea. 30 days to create a habit. I will try to do yoga for the next 30 days, if only for a few minutes a day. Thx for stopping by my blog!

  11. Wow! Pretty awesome ….am gonna resume exercising again. I’ve been pretty much lazy about it.

  12. What a timely blog. I was planning to take running seriously (still a beginner) but couldn’t find the support I need. Most of my friends are not really running enthusiast.One of my bucket list would be joining a marathon and finish it well. I’m looking forward to learn from you.

  13. I certainly hear you on the feelings of guilt when I don’t exercise. Great idea. Keep it short and simple.

    I dig the blog, keep writing!

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