Who’s With Me?

Commitment is a big word whether you’re talking about personal relationships or a cable tv agreement. The idea of sticking with one thing for an extended period of time can be scary. Hell, we don’t even like to wait at a restaurant if the wait is longer than 20 minutes.

That’s why most diets don’t work. Or prospecting plans for Realtors.

The old saying “take it one day at a time” is some pretty good advice when you’re looking to make any kind of change in your routine or habits so I’m issuing a challenge to you for the next 31 days.

It’s called #EveryDayInMay and it’s about committing to something…anything…that you feel, if you could do it daily for the next month, would make you better than when you started.

Off and RunningFor me, it will be my 3rd year of #EveryDayInMay and my mission is to run a minimum of 1 mile each and every day. Sure, one mile is easy but I have to establish some parameters so I can’t weasel out on a day when I am feeling lazy and just jog once around the block. The fact of the matter is, by the end of the month, I’ll probably be running close to 4 or 5 miles a day.

I’m not seeking anything specific for my efforts. The days of me longing for a set of “six pack” abs are long gone, and honestly, I’d be perfectly content with something remotely close to a “12-pack.” Anything less than this “pony keg” I’ve been carrying around for the last few months would be great.

They say “the more the merrier” so if you’re up for the challenge, let me know what you’re going to do each day and then chime in below in the comments section or better yet, send me a tweet on Twitter and add the hashtag #EveryDayInMay. I’ll follow you back if I am not already and we can encourage each other throughout the month.

Then each day, when you’ve completed your task, send a tweet out to your followers and add the #EveryDayInMay at the end.

It won’t be easy but that’s what will make it rewarding. I once wrote a great post about the legend of Sisyphus from mythology and his efforts to #PushThatRock up the hill. He did it over and over and over. Every time he stopped, the rock rolled back down and he had to begin again.

I start pushing that rock today.

Who’s with me?




Photo Credit: Puuikibeach via Creative Commons

9 Responses to Who’s With Me?
  1. Jim Flanagan
    April 30, 2012 | 10:34 pm

    Phew, at least I have until tomorrow to come up with that ONE thing!



    • Sean
      May 1, 2012 | 6:59 pm

      Jim – I’m glad you’re getting on board with the challenge. I think you’ll end up being better for it. Good luck!

  2. Lupe
    May 1, 2012 | 6:32 pm

    I’m in! 30 minutes of exercise walk, run, or my total gym. Tonight will be the 2nd time. I will tweet ya. @gr8clicks

    • Sean
      May 1, 2012 | 7:04 pm

      Lupe – Excited to have you committed to the challenge. Keep us posted on Twitter

  3. […] you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Back at the end of April I wrote this post about commitment and a personal goal I had to run a minimum of 1 mile #EveryDayInMay. After 31 runs […]

  4. Vinny DeFrancisco (@VinnyDF)
    April 28, 2013 | 9:42 pm

    I’m in! 30 min of walking everyday in May!

  5. Jeff Kershner
    April 29, 2013 | 12:41 am

    I’m in this year Sean. 30 minutes on the elliptical every day in May.

  6. guy cagney
    April 29, 2013 | 12:49 pm

    I’m in 30 minutes exercise,30 push ups and 30 sit ups.

  7. Rick Lemmons
    April 30, 2014 | 9:56 pm

    Sean, this will be my third year. 1 mile per day is the minimum walk I’ll do and 2 miles is the minimum run. After doing the Flying Pig 1/2 on Sunday I’ll walk instead of run for a few days.