On the home stretch!

I entered my 202nd workout of the year in the 217 in 2017 Facebook group.

There are 19 days left in the year and I have 15 workouts left to complete.

I’m on the home stretch. I can do this.

Yes, the injured knee means no snowy dog hikes, no winter bike commuting, no cross country skiing, and no fat biking but it does mean an awful lot of physio and spinning.

My Facebook friend Jason Breen is at it again for 2018.

Jason asks,


For the past two years, I have been hosting a fun and free fitness accountability group. We each did 216 workouts in 2016, we are on track for 217 in 2017.

I would love for you to join us for 218 in 2018.

LEAVE YOUR NAME and “I’M IN” in the comments and I’ll add you to the 2018 group.

You can read below for more info.

WHAT: The idea is simple. In 2018 there are 365 days. We are going to challenge ourselves to workout 218 times in those 365 days.

WHY: (1) Consistently doing deliberate exercise is one of the most important factors in developing good health and fitness. (2) Choosing to complete a workout or not is something we can control.

HOW: (1)Workouts are defined as any form of deliberate exercise/movement. Some examples are, lifting weights, doing gymnastics, a CrossFit WOD, a hike in the great outdoors, practising a martial art or yoga. Taking a dance class or playing rec softball with the folks from work also count. Do what inspires you to move your body. (2) Use a spreadsheet, a habit tracking app, or a notebook and give yourself a check mark for every workout you complete. (3) Share your progress with the group.

Let’s get cracking!

10 thoughts on “On the home stretch!

  1. As you know I’ve been doing this with you, and I find it super motivating. As we’ve noted before, I’m a crazy completist — riding on a crappy highway to cycle into Tallinn instead of taking a train, cycling up and down the bike path for 20 km to hit my Canada150 — and I was feeling genuinely dismayed that being sick for five days last week put my 217 in jeopardy. I double-dipped today with a yoga class and then a run to get to 207 — and yet I will have a buzz of anxiety until I hit the number, lol.

    That said, it is a huge sense of accomplishment to feel like I moved my body that many times in a year that sometimes felt super-heavy with work and travel. It’s a really good metric for feeling like I practiced some serious self-care.

    Meet you at the finish line 😉

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    1. Hi trulyme, Thanks for your interest in joining my 218 workouts in 2018 Facebook group. It is really exciting to see my little gang of fitness completists grow.

      Here is the link to the group.
      Just head there and ask to join OR you can add me as a facebook friend and I will then add you to the group. Whatever works better for you. Also please share this info with Beth. Thanks.

      Best regards,

      Jason Breen


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