Today I am grateful for goals. I’m not always good at completing them, but every now and then I find a significant motivator (pride, mostly) and I meet goals.

After October’s General Conference, I set six very specific goals. One of them was to write 50 pages. Check–the book I’ve been writing for NaNoWriMo is nearly 150 pages. Another goal I set was to become a little healthier.

Enter Runner’s World.

One of their lunatic contributors acknowledged that between Thanksgiving and New Years’ Eve, most of us eat way more than we should and allow exercise to fall off our schedules. So here’s her crazy idea: run at least one mile every single day between Thanksgiving and New Years.

And since I seem to work well with a very public and clear goal (see: NaNoWriMo), I’m going to give this one a try, too.

Because one thing I’ve learned from NaNoWriMo–I really do have plenty of time in my day. If I have been able to find time this month to write 41,000 words (so far), I can run a mile a day.

Maybe some days I’ll even run 2.

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