Make me run – an end of year challenge

by Andy Amick on December 17, 2011

in Personal, Running

Make me run

The challenge is simple – for each new Twitter follower, Facebook like, or email subscriber through the end of the year, I’ll run 1 mile in January.  You get to make me run and receive progress updates throughout the month with mileage progress, lessons learned, and gear choices.

If you really want to put the screws to me, follow all 3.  Spread the word to your friends, share the link, and retweet to your heart’s content. I’m ready for a showdown.






How will it end?

At the start - ready to run      Or      Tired after running all those miles?

I’m a competitive person so what better motivation than publicly having to uphold a certain mileage for the month.  The monthly may start out with me running free like the wind, but only time will tell if I will end up a tired ragged mess, or a better runner and cyclist in the end.


On top of the mileage, January in Colorado will create weather challenges.  A different month may be a wiser choice, but why not make the challenge a little more interesting?  I have the necessary cold weather gear from my years of riding in cold and snow.  The bigger question will be how to make myself go out an run consistently.  This is again where the public challenge and competitive drive come into play.


How far will it take?  Running mile marker for end of year challengeAs the owner of this idea, I do reserve the right to cap the mileage depending on the response.  That cap may be 100 or 150 miles.  Or maybe the challenge will morph into a combination of running and biking.  We will cross that bridge when we get there.


So go ahead, follow along and watch my progress as I try to uphold my end of the challenge.  You can even sit back and watch football while I struggle to meet the mileage.

About Andy Amick
A little bit nutty in general, a lotta bit nutty about bikes. Each of his boys received a bike helmet for their first birthday and the three of them have been biking together ever since.

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