Thursday, June 30, 2011

But I would walk 100 miles . . .

I did it!!! I logged in 2 miles on the track this morning and that put me just over 100 miles that I've walked (purposefully for exercise) since the beginning of April!

The Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor challenge was a good motivator for me to get miles in this spring (even though I didn't ever actually walk with the mayor at any of the organized events). I mainly walked in my own neighborhood and on the school track across the street. I am proof that miles add up . . . 2 + 2 + 2, etc.

My next big huge goal is the Nashville Women's Half Marathon in September! I've thought about walking a half marathon (that's 13.1 miles, in case you didn't know) for a while, but was hesitant for several reasons (for one, I don't want them to have to come looking for me at the end when the race is over and I haven't crossed the finish line!). After some encouragement from friends, I decided to take the challenge and there are some other women from church who will be walking with me. It's not too late to join us, either, since the training schedule hasn't started yet and registration is still open!!

*By the way, the song I kind of referenced in my title is a "one-hit wonder" by The Proclaimers, made famous in the movie, Benny and Joon, back in 1993, called "I Would Walk 500 Miles."

The Proclaimers - I Would Walk 500 Miles by nex3uk


Christi said...

Congrats, friend! WOW ... that is a great accomplishment! Proud of you! Wish I could participate with you gals in the fall! May the next one!!!! ;)

The Fish Family said...

Awesome, Nanette!! That is a super goal. My friend tried to convince me to run in one with her, but I politely declined. Maybe one day. And I caught the title background immediately and started singing it to myself while I read the post. :) Girls from the 80's!!