Friendly Competition

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Sunday of last week I decided to start a running streak, run at least one mile every single day. It’s exactly the motivation I need right now to get out the door everyday.

I’m excited about the prospect of a true running streak. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try but I’ve been hesitant to streak when training for a race. It will be quite a challenge, for sure. We don’t own a treadmill so running at least one mile a day will mean wrangling the kids, going outside and getting sweaty, or rained on, or driving to the Y.

Yesterday, I went on my first one mile run and decided it was a great opportunity to take little E with me on her bike. She thought riding while mommy ran was the coolest thing ever.

I originally planned on a goal of 30 days for this little challenge until I told my husband about my plan.

Purely by coincidence Jason started a streak of his own that same day. He wants to loose a few pounds and has decided part of his weight loss strategy is to completely abstain from alcohol until he reaches his goal. Anyone who knows us, knows how much we both love our wine and how much he loves his craft beer so this came as quite a surprise. It will require will power that I’m not sure he has….

…which is why when, he suggested a friendly wager on who breaks first I was more than happy to oblige.

no beer

What’s at stake?

A new set of golf clubs for him

-OR-

A spa day for me.

Of course, I want him to be successful. I want him to reach his weight loss goal but at the same time I want to go to the spa soooo yeah. Let them games begin!

As of today we have completed day 8. I’ll keep you updated.

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