I wanted to start this update with some high mileage bench-mark celebration news, but alas this is not the case! Walking 1000 miles in one year is not as easy as it first appears. Dogged with severe bouts EDD (Enthusiasm Deficiency Dis-order) aka. “can’t be arsed”, I have recently found it hard to keep the ball rolling so to speak, and falling further behind leaves me wondering whether I’ll be able to make up the deficit or indeed, whether I will complete the challenge at all! I know it’s still early days but one thing I have noticed is, once you set yourself a target to achieve within a certain time frame; time its self seems to fly by.
Enough of this despondency…Get a grip Nige!
It has been a while since my last update blog, having missed writing one for March. I suppose the big news for this one is my decision to include the mileage I cover simply walking to work. Country Walking Magazine the originators of the Walk 1000 Miles Challenge do encourage counting every step but, when I started I did not feel it worthwhile. However, on reflection and after a lesson in basic maths, the 1 mile to and from work will equate to a sizeable chunk of mileage on December 31st. so has to be included. Why I chose to initially ignore it is anybody’s guess!
On the upside, since the last update I have managed a couple of longer walks (blogs to follow) and with the lighter mornings now well established, I even stretched out the early morning walks to some 5 mile one before breakfast, but this I find hard to maintain. Maybe during this next period I’ll manage a few more. We’ll see!
Stats so Far
Total Mileage………….. 270
Early Morning Workout Walks………. 55
Larger Day Walks………………………….4
Best Single Day Mileage………………. 11.5
Total Height Gain………………………….. 31,972ft
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