When I began training for the Seattle Rock n Roll marathon in 2009, I decided to listen to audiobooks and podcasts instead of listening to music on my iPod (the same stuff I’ve heard over and over for years).

One of the first audiobooks I listened to was “Dry” by Augusten Burroughs, and he talked about going to rehab and getting sober and how the rehab people were like, “Don’t forget to go to the AA meetings when you get out of rehab. That’s so important. Go 90 days-90 meetings. If you found time to drink before, you can find time for a meeting now.” So it got me thinking, “If I can find time to sit on the couch, then I can find time to workout.” So I created my 90 days/90 workouts strategy. My goal was to simply perform at least some kind of workout each day for the next 90 days.

I figured if an alcoholic can find time for a meeting every day (God bless ’em), then I could find time for a workout.

On March 7, 2009, I began this personal journey, which I documented day after day in my blog, A Workout A Day. I began the blog as a form of entertainment for family and friends. Each entry points out the workout for the day, plus a little something extra. My workout journey lasted for more than two years and ended sometime in June 2011.

(NOTE: This blog post originally appeared on www.aworkoutaday.com, an archived blog I maintained for more than two years to chronicle consecutive daily workouts during that time.)