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Day 27: Deliberately Park Far Away #30DaysofGOOD

For our latest monthly challenge, we're asking you to get healthy, from your feet to your teeth to your brain.


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Welcome to The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD). Each month, we challenge our community members to do something that will improve the world around us—and our own lives. The challenge for October? To get healthy. In an effort to help us all rise to the occasion, we're going to assign one small task every day. Each morning, we will post the challenge on GOOD.is and Twitter, along with a testimonial from someone on the GOOD team who's already completed it. We invite you to complete all 30 mini-challenges with us! Today, we challenge you to:

Deliberately park far away.

I like to walk. I'm also a nervous driver and terrible at parking. Add these up, and this challenge is actually a regular part of my life in L.A., much to the chagrin of my passengers.

At the GOOD office, parking spots are in high demand, to put it mildly. Every morning there is a line of Priuses circling around the neighborhood, hunting for spaces. When I can't find anything, I just park at my gym, which is almost a mile from the office. This adds 15 minutes to my commute each way, but it gives me a chance to be outside and breathe some fresh air. And an excuse to call my mother.

The only downside is that by the time I walk back to my car at the end of the night, I've lost any motivation to actually go into the gym where my car is parked. I'm pretty sure that means this challenge isn't making me much healthier, but at least I'm leaving a parking spot open for someone else.

-Anna Silverman

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Ready, set, go! Good luck completing today's challenge. Share your experience on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook by using the hashtag #30DaysofGOOD, or let us know how it went in the comments section below.

Tomorrow's challenge: Swap an unhealthy snack for a healthy one.

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