Today Begins the Write and Run Challenge

write run challengeI have a lot of friends that write for a living. Whether you write novels, blog posts, articles, technical report or even email. You use your writing skills on a daily basis. In fact, some of us write as much or more than we run. Over the next three weeks, I need to crank out about 50,000 words in order to finish drafts on my next three books, which are in various stages of progress. To push myself to meet the challenge, today I am starting a Write and Run Challenge.

The challenge is simple. For ever meter I run each week, I will write one word. For example, if I run 5000 meters (5K), I will write 5000 words. Trust me though, it is a lot easier to run 5000 meters then it is to write 5000 words so this is why it is such a challenge.

To meet my 50,000 word goal, I need to run 50,000 meters or 31 miles. That doesn’t sound too difficult. Last week I ran about 20 miles. For the running part, I feel confident. The writing is another story…or three. I will keep a tally of my daily runs and writing and report them on the blog. If you are a runner and writer, take the challenge with me and let me know how you do.


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