Update: Oh, BTW. I clocked up the last k at 3pm on 31 December. I had to take the last 3 weeks slow just so I could hit the last KM on NY eve.
Next year, 2013, I am doing something I am calling my 1kk challenge.
“What’s a 1kk challenge Vaughan?” I hear you ask. Well, as you asked…
Every year I do a mad challenge. A few years back it was cycling the length of NZ solo, this year is going dry for a year, a couple of years back it was starting some startup thingy. I have quit watching all televised sports for a year (now into my 6th year), quit all mainstream news media for a year (into year 3 now). Sometimes it is quitting things, sometimes doing new things. I try and alternate. And so next year I am doing a 1kk.
The idea is simple, you can run, walk, swim, ride, pogo but you have to do it for 1,000k’s (1k-k). Or 1,000,000 meters. Woah, that sounds a lot.
1 million meters
You don’t have to do it all at once, that’s a lot of running or walking and would be MAD, but the aim is that over the course of a year (or a bit longer or shorter) you clock up 1,000k’s.
I am going to run it. The aim is a daily 3km run, or a weekly 20km run. 1,000km is far enough that you would need to keep to a regular commitment to do it, and obviously measure it. Doing something 3km a day is achievable by almost anyone, and get’s you into a good regular fitness pattern. Well that’s what I figure anyway. Ask me again in July if it is a good idea.
You should do it to. If not only so I have someone who can hold me accountable, but more importantly ’cause I think it would be awesome! We can become best buddies on RunKeeper.
You may just walk it, that’s a 3km walk a day (2.74km to be precise). Rollerskate? Might be tough. It is a WHOLE YEAR, and trust me, that’s a long time to do something EVERY DAY. But the rewards from doing something like this are huge, HUGE! How great will you feel at the end? AWESOME, trust me.
I will post how I go here. If anyone is keen to do something similar let me know. Think twice about that xmas ham.