I joined this challenge on 3/21/15 the Goal – walk/hike/run 1000 miles between now and winter 9 dollars and half the fee goes to make a wish. If an individual is doing it this means 3.26 (? I’ve forgotten the exact number ) a day. something like 25 miles a week.
some people are doing this as teams so they are able to split the mileage, i am doing this as an individual .
It has been exciting to see people take up the challenge. Long hikes, short walks , and runs of all lengths. but….
There has been a lot of hoopla about ‘intentional’ ( meaning exercise ) vs walking around miles.
here is why I joined:
1) the person who brought it too my attention has been working really had to improve his level of fitness.
2) i have diabetes and the very best thing you can do for diabetes is – move the big muscles.
3) A big goal is a kind of fun . Long term challenges give you room to form habits , and deal with real life events like – getting sick or busy lives or….
So I am counting every step I take. I should reach this goal without any serious problems. 5 days a week – I walk over 3 miles a day. Only two days a week do I have to work on walking. good for me.
If you are a runner,a hiker or distance walker the real challenge might be to do it without counting you walking around steps. good for you. I’d like to be there some day. When I trained for the SGK walk, I might have been there. Not now.
Why I think walking around steps count ( for me ) . There are studies out that suggest no matter how much you work out – sitting for long periods of time is not good for you. As a kid – I read that our bodies are mostly water. As an adult – I knew what happened to water if it sat still too long. Very very gradually I went from being a couch potato to someone who has a hard time sitting still too long . But sometimes I still have to remember to move.
I do have some secret goals — I’d like to get to 1500 miles. and maybe next year not have to count my walking around miles . However, I need to get to 1000 miles first.