Today is a big milestone for me: I have #wycwyc-ed my way to DAY #100! One Hundred Days of walking and / or running at least one mile a day. I would like to RUN more, but right now, my life is structured in a way that makes a RUN-streak a "guaranteed failure" situation. I loved that this challenge allowed for "Run, Walk, Skip or Crawl" - just find a way to get it done.
This challenge has required some creativity (turns out there's a 1/4-mile loop if you walk the perimeter around my office building/parking lot), some commitment on days when I was swamped (aka "needed it the most") and days when I wasn't feeling it (aka, "needed it the most"), and some decision-making about what "counts" as walking a mile ("DOES hunting for a bottle of wine count?" - "What about unpacking the car last weekend for the Race for the Cure registration event - back and forth back and forth?" I wore my GPS out of curiosity and it turned out to be about 0.5 mile - should that count for the day? It was a long and tiring day... but I decided in that case, Nope, it doesn't count.)
I haven't walked today's mile yet, but
Today is NOT the day I break my streak.
Maybe this is an odd way to celebrate, but because I'm working today and won't have a lot of time for extra exercise, I plan to walk at lunch and / or after work today, and celebrate with a 15-mile bike ride over the weekend. (Yeah, bike miles don't count for my streak, but I have this other goal in mind:)
See, a few months ago, my brothers-in-law bought their first home. Instead of living in an apartment a few blocks away, they now live in a very small town about 20 miles away on country roads. We see them only slightly less than before - it's not THAT far. But ever since they moved, I've had this idea about some day biking to their house, having The Boys meet me there with the truck, and then we can eat, drink & generally Be Us, and drive home in the truck with the bike in back. (I would also have to pack a change of clothes in the truck and probably hit the showers when I arrive, but we're all close like that, it's cool.)
I don't ride my bike all that much, and 20 miles is an awfully long way for a leisurely rider like myself with a beat up cruiser of a bike, not really made for serious road mileage.
But I'm ambitious like that.
So, a 15-mile bike ride is on tap for this weekend, in celebration of
100 Days (and MORE!) of Streaking.
|Keep Streaking, My Friends|