What is the three mile challenge?
How can I be a better steward of what I’ve been given? This is something I’ve just been thinking on lately. One thing I had come up with was to find as many resources as I can closer to home. This probably won’t work for those in rural areas but those of us in the suburbs or urban areas it should work great. My challenge is for you to find as many things as you can get done much closer to home. So if it’s a haircut you need try to find it within 1-3 miles of your home. I just had my haircut and I went by this motto. My hair was cut by someone who is within 1 mile of my house. My doctor that I just switched to is within a mile of my house. My bank is within 3 miles of my house. My grocery store is about 5 miles away but I have a Walmart that is within 2 miles of my house. If I’m out running errands and going to be on that side of town then I will do a run in to that store. But the Walmart allows me to place an order the night before and have them bring it out to me on the next day at a certain time. So I will be utilizing both to save myself both time and money. If I’m not in Walmart then I’m definitely saving money.
Why is the three mile challenge beneficial?
This does two things it allows me to walk to these places and get more steps in. It also requires me to think and seek out places closer to home. I’m up for the challenge. I want to work smarter and not harder. The fact that I am choosing to seek out places closer to my home gives me more time, gas and money in my pocket. I just wish we had more sidewalks so I could walk to these places easier. Maybe I should pull out my bike and get my exercise that way too! This is better for the environment and better for me! Are there places in your area that you can begin patronizing to keep your footprint smaller on this Earth? Are you ready to do the challenge with me?