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Final 120 Days

29 mailboxes a day for a week

Assume 1,600 meters for a mile, or 16 mailboxes.

Began this week (yesterday, Monday, Memorial Day) running 29 mailboxes a day. We will repeat this today through Friday.

This is the start of our 40th week.

The math says for 11 weeks, we didn’t add a mailbox. The weeks we didn’t add, we just duplicated the previous week’s total mailbox’s.

Eleven “mailboxes” equal 1,100 meters – almost 3/4 of a mile.

Son, please bank on slow and steady winning the race.

While we may”only” be at 29 mailboxes for 40 weeks, we have been waking up early and hitting it for 40 continuous weeks.

The real metric is not distance, it’s hidden in the habit transformation.

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One Mail Box Challenge

Two-a-days

Fall hiking in Glacier
Hiking through Glacier National Park is easier if you are active before you arrive.

Two-a-days.

What?

In practice, some people do two workouts, or two rehearsals, of two simulations a day. 

Some do this to outdistance their competition. Some do it out of necessity. And some do it because they’re simply playing the hand they are dealt.

At 5:15am i’m out the door for a run with my wife. This is too early for our son, a high school senior.

He and i are out the door at 6:15am.

During Summer, we will creatively solve for a single run together.

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The long way is the short cut

Walt Disney World toll plaza entrance
Study like you mean it.

The long way is the short cut.

August 6, 2018 we began running as a Family. One mailbox a day for a week.

We added an additional mailbox most weeks, but in some weeks, we didn’t add a mailbox.

Mailboxes here average 100 meters apart.

One mile would be 16 mailboxes. 

We began week 24 this morning.

Just shy of half a year and we have finally made it to one mile without stopping.

The long way is the short cut.

And yeah, study like you mean it – it reveals insights like “the long way is the short cut”.

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One Mail Box Challenge

i have to laugh

family at Disney Springs
January 2, 2019 – yesterday. Mary Poppins Returns was good.

i have to laugh at how little distance we are coving after five months of running Monday through Friday every week.

Nearing 3/4 of a mile in non-stop running, with a cooldown walk that puts the total daily distance at one mile.

Seriously, after five months we aren’t quite to the equivalent of three laps around a high school track. 

Why the laughing?

Because no one i know would show up at a track on the first day and run less than four laps.

Our goal is to create lifetime habits. Habits are formed slowly and steadily. How many people do you know who have been intentionally moving for a lifetime?

All of a sudden, our distance seems irrelevant to the slow, steady, and consistent progress we’ve made since August 6, 2019. 

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Lane 8 Vision

Such a crazy dream in Spring 1999

Publix grocery check out
Yesterday at Publix.

Such a crazy dream in Spring 1999.

Run one mailbox a day for a week. Each subsequent week, add one more mailbox to the daily distance.

 Never dreamt 10 years later i’d be representing Team USA at the 2009 Masters Track and Field World Championships in Finland.

 Ps. We ran 12 mailboxes this morning. Where will we be as a Family 10 years from August 2018 (when we began 0ne mailbox a day)?

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