Saturday, November 07, 2009

Two Years and 1260 Miles

Yep, two years ago, on November 3, 2007, I logged into mapmywalk and signed up.  I started tracking my walks with the dog, to the store, to and from work.  I watched the miles slowly add up.  And funny, the pounds started coming off.

I invested in some better shoes (which currently need replacing again).  A better backpack…which can make all the difference when you are lugging a ton of stuff to/from work.  And started eating a little better.

Early this year I took over a bike.  After riding for a few weeks with my backpack of 10 tons on my back, feeling like I was going to fall over, I added tandem baskets to the back for my ‘stuff’.  Headlights and taillights went on also (they were before the baskets).

I have gone from not being able to make it up some hills (remember, no gears on this bike) to making it up a lot of them.  I watched my legs go from flabby to toned.  I have calves of steel now…or maybe they’re just not tinfoil anymore.

But in those 2 years I have logged 1260 miles.  This isn’t every ride and walk, but I would say at least 85% of them.  And I want to do more.

So next year my goal is 1000 miles in 1 year!  And a new bike (sorry Blue Bomber!).



  1. oh I will be excited to see a new bike coming your way . that is awesome and congrats to you for logging so many miles .

    Well done !


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