Does that GPS receiver of yours spend too much time indoors? If it’s anything like mine, it does. (If yours doesn’t – good for you. You can still join the fun.)
My standard excuses:
- “I’ve been everywhere that’s near my house and I don’t want to drive far.”
- “The weather is bad… or is looking bad… or is perfectly clear so I’ll go lay in the hammock instead.”
- “This reality show is awful but I can’t stop watching.”
To change this pattern, I’m challenging myself to go outside with a set of requirements. And I figured if I’m doing these challenges, other people might like them as well. Or hate them but do them anyway. Whatever works for you is fine with me.
My plan is to announce the next challenge on the first of each month. Everyone interested in participating can discuss it, complain about it, explain how it could be better… I just hope some folks get involved. It’ll keep me motivated if I know someone’s watching.
Then we all complete the challenge and report back on how it went. Details on that are in the challenge.
There will also be a prize each month to be randomly awarded to someone who participated in the challenge – a $100 shopping spree credit for anything we sell on DeLorme.com (atlases, software, GPS)!
The challenges themselves are posted on our Facebook page. Please press that Like button when you get there. If you attempt the challenge, you’ll be posting your results over there as well.
See you there!
EDIT: I’ve added it to the blog as well. To enter that way, find the current month’s Challenge and post a detailed comment that shows you’ve completed the requirements.