Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Something crazy happened in Canada. I started going to the gym.
And kinda liked it. A bit more everyday. So when I heard of Elise's annual challenge: Mile a day, i thought: hum why not?
If you've never heard of it, the concept is really simple: run a mile, everyday between Thanksgiving and the New Year. That's 40 days. Looks like a big number, but you know, time flies (especially around Christmas!)

Main reason i decided to join: i LOVE challenges. Goals to reach, challenges, that's the kind of stuff that keeps me going, and more importantly, that get me to seriously focus on something (i wont even tell you how many projects or ideas that never ever became real). I never really run before but i spent the previous 2 months going to the gym at least 3 times a week so a mile a day did not seem like to big an objective. I went for it. 20 days later, I'm halfway done. And still loving it.

Biggest issue? Elise is lucky enough to be living in California, where it's ,you know, sunny. It's an entirely different story in Canada. From the point of view of the french girl that i am, it is FREEZING. And snowy. So treadmill it is, which is a lot less fun, and pretty, than jogging outside. I really like the challenge, but i think next time I will do it during spring, or summer. But I will definitely do it again. Just so i can take more pictures of my feet!
I guess it's ok to say it now: I'm a runner!


  1. Congratulations for working on this and finding ways around the cold. :)

  2. I don't think I could even venture outside long enough to drive to the gym in your weather. Congrats on taking up the challenge!

  3. Good for you and you I spired me to walk a mile a day...I have both hips replaced and that's the best I can do for now. Laurab.

  4. I actually went out and braved the cold (temps in 30's) for a combination walk/run this morning! But it was so so cold.
    This seems like a great challenge.
    Congrats to you for finding a way to make it work for you!

  5. Sounds like the best way to approach the new year : )

  6. Sounds like a great challenge, but I'm a warm weather runner too! x