Counting Miles

I’ve never been one to count miles but as of July 1 I’ve been logging my miles hiked.  I’m doing this as personal motivation and it seems to be working.  On those days I’d rather sleep in I get up and go so I can keep the miles increasing.  In January, the addition of a personal coach by the name of Hiker increased my consistency.  She’s not happy if we don’t do several miles every day.

Hiker, always ready to log some miles.

Hiker, always ready to log some miles.

My morning walk is a loop trail around Lake Alma including a quick jaunt up the McWater Falls spur to make an even 4-miles.   If I have a little extra time I’ll walk from home which makes it an even 5-miles.  My goal is to hike every morning but I’ll give myself a day off if I’m feeling poorly.

Weekends give me a chance to do two times around the loop for 8-miles or a longer distance on another trail. I have no big ultimate milage goal.  Just keep stacking up the miles and see where they lead.

Effects so far: Legs are feeling stronger and I’m feeling more relaxed.   My overall fitness has improved and I seem to have more energy.  The  positive addiction has really kicked in because I feel a little off when I miss a walk due to scheduling.

Miles hiked since July 1 to August 18, 2013:  186

Update: Miles hiked since July 1 to October 6: 384

Update: Miles hiked from July 1 to November 25: 536

Update: Miles hiked from July 1 to January 27, 2014: 788

Update: Miles hiked from July 1 to June 14, 2014: 1,280

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

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