update: the 21 challenge

Why haven't I posted an update about this yet?  Well, you see, I'm failing miserably at it.  There's a reason though.  The day that I decided to start, it got cold, very very cold outside.  Like, didn't warm up past 0 degrees at my house for a week.  Then it slowly warmed up bit by bit until the high temp was 5 degrees.  I'm all about running outside, but sometimes it's just too darn cold.I wanted to go.  I even considered attempting to find a cheap treadmill to buy.  And I HATE running on the treadmill.  But living in Alaska, sometimes it's just not reasonable to expect to be able to exercise outside...-10 degrees is just plain cold. So, I'm planning on making my own challenge (well, sort of my own).  Next week I'm going on vacation.  I plan on taking my running shoes, but I'm not planning on forcing myself to go if I don't want to...it IS vacation after all.  However, when I get back, I plan on starting something similar to the Runner's World Holiday Run Streak.  I would start now, but I don't want to set myself up for failure by saying I'm going to run a mile every day I'm on vacation.  So I'm not.