As of last night I have 590 miles towards my goal of 1000 miles this year. I've done well but I'm really going to have to amp it up to get to the goal. I have just over 4 months to walk just over 400 miles. That is 100 miles per month, which is more than I have been averaging.
I've been doing nearly all of my walking outside since I started working from home. Doing laps around the dining room table makes me dizzy and the dog thinks I'm nuts. So far, I've been blessed with great outdoor walking weather. When the rain comes I can adjust my schedule and walk after the rain is over. If one day, I don't get all my steps in, I can make them up another day. (at least in theory!) I know the day is coming, however, when walking outside won't be as appealing. I've got to come up with a secondary plan.
The obvious choice seems to me to be going someplace indoors to walk, like a mall or a gym. That is certainly doable. I'll just have to make adjustments so that I get all of my walking done at once if I go that route. At this point in time, I bill my clients an hourly rate for my time. It will chew up too many billable hours to drive some place, walk a lap, and drive back home. Not to mention burn a lot of gas! Now, I just walk in the morning before work and in the evenings after work for about half of my daily steps. The rest, I get walking around in the house or the yard. A few steps here and there add up to a lot of steps at the end of the day. I'll ponder it some more. I've got a little time before I have to make that decision.
In the meantime, I'm telling myself good things about myself, and drinking lots of water.
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