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Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  December 30, 2012 09:03 PM

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I feel compelled to pick it up.

There, I said it. I feel better, don't you?

Let's back up, so this post makes some sense.

I'm nothing if not determined. And so, when someone throws a challenge my way, the people who know me well, KNOW that I have to accept it. It's not that I am competitive with others, really. The reason I HAVE to accept is because of how competitive I am with myself.

My buddy, @Iron_Pete, challenged me to run 1000 miles in 2013 after I tweeted I was excited to run my last few miles of 2012 considering I started out being able to barely run a mile.

Of course I accepted the challenge. Am I a glutton for punishment? Maybe. But I'd like to think I enjoy a friendly challenge, if for no other reason than to keep things interesting. Plus, having yet *one* more person help hold me accountable certainly can't hurt.

So, I'm adding Iron_Pete's challenge to my list of 13 things I'd like to do in 2013... and I'm fairly certain the list may even get longer.

What challenge will you accept this year?

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Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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