I often have a multitude of thoughts I want to draft into a blog entry, but since said thoughts have little to no substance, I do not write about them as they come to me. So this entry has a couple of reflections I’ve been meaning to write about, meaning to share with others.
There are beneficial elements, of being a runner, that are often overlooked.
There are a plethora of obvious reasons it “pays off,” if you will, to be a runner. Sure, there is the health and wellness perk, the pride factor, and the general sense of accomplishment(s) as milestones are met. For me, one reason I have benefited the most by being a runner is that I have a pair of running shoes just about everywhere. *Books and sneakers, they are located in every corner of my world.
I commute about 45 – 60 minutes to and from work each day. 30 minutes into my drive to work this morning, in the frigid cold and heavy snowfall, I gave myself adulting points for wearing my boots like a grownup, and in the same instance, I realized I forgot my heels at home, which I had packed in my Great Gatsby bag in order to change my footwear. I do not know if you’ve ever been stuck wearing winter boots all day long, but I assure you that it is miserable. My horrification was short lived, however, because I have a pair of Asics under my desk, in my office.
^That is indeed a clicky link. I had thought to mention Achievement quite some time ago, but I wanted to be sure that it is on the up and up before I went about touting its praises. In a nutshell, Achievement is an account you create and pair with your wearable tracker (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, etc.). When you earn 10,000 points, you get $10.00 deposited into your PayPal account. You earn points in a variety of ways: by entering your water intake, weight, food, your daily step count; everything you put into your tracker will upload to Achievement automatically. There are also short surveys (one click answers, mostly) and readings that when completed, add points to your accumulation.
It does take some time to earn the 10,000 points / $10.00; I was skeptical about Achievement, when I first learned of it, because it is essentially free money ( . . . yet earned with your sweat, occasional tears, and yeah, sometimes blood). I thought I would give Achievement a try because any accountability is helpful, and I am happy to report that I did indeed earn my first $10.00 a few months ago! Achievement is particularly useful in that when I am feeling lazy (oh, for the last two months or so), I am reminded that the more active I am, and the more consistent I am with tracking of my stats, the quicker I will earn by incentive.
My referral link is above should anybody want to explore Achievement. Maybe you need that extra push to git-r-done, or maybe you just want to cash in on what you are already doing . . . either way, it’s there for your use (and yeah, I get points when someone uses my referral link. Who wants to be my first?)!