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August Challenge – How Did I Do?

Hey, remember that time that I said I was going to do some kind of physical activity every day in August? Apparently I didn’t. I started off strong, with some running and walking and hiking and a few token pushups on days that I spent driving long distances. And then at some point I seem to have just forgotten completely that I was trying to do this. I blame the frogs. I did manage to climb a mountain, play some tennis, and run a total of 69 km1, including a zombie obstacle course race, so it’s not like I was a *complete* slacker. Just didn’t actually do something beyond my regular walking & taking the stairs on every single day of the month. I have a 12 km run and a hike planned for this weekend and then the hockey seasons starts, so maybe I’ll have better luck in September?

I did, however, manage to achieve the other part of my August Challenge – as soon as I hit “publish” on this blog posting, I’ll have posted a blog posting every day this month, something I haven’t achieved since November of last year. Since school is starting back up next Friday, I don’t expect that I’ll be able to keep this one up, but I’ll try to post as much as I can!

  1. Tee hee! []


August Challenge

By Odin’s beard, how is it August? I mean, really, people. I’m sure it was January about two weeks ago, and now it’s freaking August. Gah!

On the plus side, August means two weeks of vacation-y goodness1! But it also means I’m just 5.5 weeks away from being back in classes – eep! Clearly, I must make the most of my 5.5 weeks of (relative) freedom. And how I intend to do that is to do the two things that I find I haven’t been able to make time for during school:

  • blogging every day
  • doing physical activity every day

Yup, just like the May Challenge, I’m going to make a concerted effort to actually move my body every single day. I’m also going to be trying to maintain some semblance of physical activity once school starts back up, what with my astute realization that that being healthy is more important than getting the best possible grades on every assignment. With any luck, a month of doing so will get me in the physical activity frame of mind2.

I’m also going to try to blog something every single day. Because blogging is something that I think is only reasonable to sacrifice to spend more time on homework during the school year, but it is something that I miss when I don’t have the time to do it. So expect more blog postings from me over the next 31 days. Though you may want to ration them – they’ll be scarce come September!

August Challenge Day #1 – blog posting complete! Physical activity planned: going for a run after my business plan teleconference this evening. w00t!

  1. With a side of homework. []
  2. In fact, doing some sort of physical activity every single day for a year is #26 on my 101 list. And what better time to start it than today! []