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Posted by Joshua O. Snow Hansen on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

This past Wednesday my friend Jorge tagged me on a Facebook post challenging me to do a “Running Challenge” for 2016. All I had to do was create a meme committing to running three miles per ‘LIKE’ that I got on the meme. I jumped onto the challenge for a couple reasons — 1, I like a good challenge and, 2, why not?

I set my running goal for 1200-1400 miles. Which is what it usually is every year. And, quite honestly, I didn’t expect to gather that many ‘LIKES’ on my post. I was thinking — 200 to 300 tops. If that?

That would give me 600-900 miles off the social media likes — then my additionally miles for my yearly goal.

But, yeah, that’s not exactly how it played out. I got 300 likes within three hours — and it just kept growing from there. And, by 11:59pm last night — it reach 889 likes.

Which would give me 2,667 miles for 2016.

Basically that’s —

7.29 miles a day.
51 miles a week.
204 miles a month.

That’s a lot of running.

Realistically, I know that my body can’t do that much running. But, at the same time — I want to be a man of my word. So what do I do?

After talking to a few of my friends and counseling with the big man upstairs I decided that I am going to count not just my running miles towards this goal, but I am going to also count my walking miles — and if for any chance I get on a bike this year — those miles too.

Basically, I am going to go off of my FitBit miles instead.

Fair enough, right?

Plus, I really think it could be a good challenge. Not only would that keep me running, but I’ll also have to be actively moving throughout the year to reach the goal. I really love the challenge.

So 2,667 miles in 2016 — and I won’t lie, I anxiously feel like I should be writing this while running.

Maybe I should invest in a desk treadmill for work?

New Year’s Revolution Run

I ran the New Year’s Revolution Run — again — today. This was the fifth time I’ve ran this race. The most of any race during my six years of running. I’ll provide a full race report on Monday, but in the meantime here are a few ‘grams from the run.

The Selfie Journal

So one of the “goals” I made for 2016 is that of keeping a “selfie journal” — the basic premise is take one selfie a day for the whole year. Not just of me laying on a bed looking up at my phone while taking a picture — but, each picture would tell a story.

Hopefully each picture would tell a story — of my day, my mood and/or happenings.

If you want to follow my selfie journal, you can do so on Instagram @selfiejournal

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