I’m not Facebook friends with Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, but it was pointed out to me that a couple of days ago he posted his New Year’s physical challenge to run 365 miles this year. He’s calling it A Year of Running and states that it’s a mile a day. My first reaction was…Wimp! My second thought – he must be taking a rest day since there are 366 days in 2016.
Zuckerberg already has more than 87,000 people signed up to join him in tackling this goal. That’s great! Many of those folks are probably already runners, but I’m sure many of them are couch potatoes who are inspired by a goal that sounds doable. I hope that the true couch potatoes aren’t turned off by the running goal. I’d like it better if it was a running or walking goal. That’s not the point, though. It is a goal and, for many people, it will be a challenge. I do wonder how much of a challenge it really is for a guy like Zuckerberg, who is probably already a runner. I may be wrong on that, but he looks like a runner. Maybe he just has good genes and this goal really is a challenge for him.
Actually, I think I need to take off my Snide Hat and acknowledge that it’s good anytime a person takes on a physical challenge whether it’s training for a marathon or getting out of bed to use the bathroom after a medical event. I applaud Mark Zuckerberg for putting his goal out there and, because he reaches millions of people, for encouraging others to join him in setting a physical goal.
Now I’m out the door to do my mile (x4).