Yes indeed, I walked 100 miles from January 1st to April 1st. I walked the final 2 miles on Saturday by going to the river with Dale and Dixie.
There were many times when I felt like I couldn’t do this. 100 miles is a lot, especially for someone like me who doesn’t like to exercise. But every time I felt like quitting I imagined what it would be like to have to tell you all that I didn’t do it. And then I imagined how great it would be to tell you that I did do it. The overachiever in me won out every time. I want to thank all of you for your encouragement and support. I really felt like you guys were walking right along with me and that helped more than I can say.
The Runagogo blog is continuing and people are signing up to walk another 100 miles in the next 3 months. I’m not going to do that. Don’t look at me like that – I’m not going to stop exercising. But what I am going to do is change my routine a bit. I know from personal experience that if I want to lose weight I’ve got to use the weight training equipment. And there’s only so much time in a day, people. I am not willing to spend 50 minutes on the treadmill and then another 30 minutes on the weight circuit. So, I am going to drop back the treadmill to 20 minutes and add 30 minutes of weight lifting. I think I’ll be in better shape in three months even if I haven’t walked another 100 miles. I’m counting on you guys for encouragement and support.
In the meantime . . . cue the Rocky theme music.