Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I DID IT!

Well, I made it. I walked 100 miles (a tad over) in 100 days even after lazing along for the first 50 days and finding myself 15 miles behind. By week eleven I got serious and walked 10-12 miles a week for the last month. Over the weekend on our camping trip Larry and I walked six miles (and biked five on the C & O Canal path) including four on the cornfield trail at Antietam. 

Today is the last day of the challenge and I have a mile to spare. Whew! But if a miss is as good as a mile, a hit is as good as a bullseye, at least in this case.

During the miserable plus 90 degree days I walked in my family room under the ceiling fan with Leslie Sansone and her chirpy pep talks. I used weights and  "firm bands" to get the benefit of some upper body strengthening too. Now...if I can just keep the walking up without the challenge. We'll see. I hope I don't fall back into my sluggish ways. But today I'm celebrating the success of finishing the 100 miles and enjoying some beautiful walks and hikes while I did it.

I can wear my T-shirt without guilt when it arrives! And even if I fall back into my lazy ways, there's always next year to get me back on track.

1 comment:

Mary Ann said...

Oops, I take it back. It was two miles on the cornfield trail and that was enough on such a hot day.